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The Big Bang Theory Season 10

Big Bang Theory Wedding Portrait: Katey Sagal and Jack McBrayer Crash Penny's Big Day — First Look

Perhaps The Big Bang Theory‘s Season 10 premiere should’ve been titled “The Call Sheet Conundrum.”

In addition to the seven leads, the CBS sitcom’s Sept. 19 opener boasts a guest cast that includes returning TV heavyweights Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf, Judd Hirsch and Keith Carradine, as well as “newbies” Katey Sagal (as Penny’s mom) and Jack McBrayer (as Penny’s bro). Oh, and Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris pops in, too (as an Air Force representative who’s interested in Howard and Leonard’s quantum gyroscope).

“The entire cast started to [calculate] the total number of TV episodes they have all been a part of, and it was over 4,000,” marvels showrunner Steve Molaro of the embarrassment of acting riches the show assembled for Penny and Leonard’s (unofficial) wedding ceremony. “Johnny [Galecki] texted me more than once from the [soundstage] just to say they were simply having the greatest time. Everybody was having a blast.”

Despite a running time that barely exceeds 20 minutes, Molaro maintains that every one of the show’s very special guest stars gets a chance to shine in the episode. “Every character on the show has something great to do,” assures the EP, adding that everyone’s screen time “got nicely distributed.” That said, he hopes to bring Sagal and McBrayer back for a less crowded installment. “Now that they are officially members of the Big Bang family,” he says, “we would love to have them come back so we can service them with more time and energy than we could in the premiere.”

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16 Comments
  1. Mairead Victory says:

    Can’t wait to see this! So happy to see Katey play Kaley’s mum again! Throwback to 8 Simple Rules – great casting! :)

  2. GraceM says:

    Should have made it an hour and include Leonard’s brother and sister.

  3. Tony says:

    BBT has already become so superficial in its storytelling the last couple of seasons that this will just be one rapid scene after another of meaningless fluff. Too much to juggle for a half-hour sitcom … hoping Penny’s mom and brother are brought back for a more concentrated episode.

  4. Tracy288 says:

    I can’t wait to see this! If only just to see Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf together again!

  5. Bella says:

    Penny looks so pretty. I wish it could be an hour, too, but I’ll take what I can get.

  6. Cas says:

    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t stoked for this.

  7. John NYC says:

    Jack McBrayer!

    Her perfect brother. I love his characters .

  8. And this is the way the show should end,
    Not with a bang, but with a wedding.
    (of course, that’s just wishful thinking, because this is too big a cash cow for Lorre or CBS to ever end it)

  9. KT says:

    In earlier seasons, Penny talked about having a nephew. It will be interesting to see if he is at least mentioned in this new episode. Does she only have this one brother? And I agree about how we’ve never met Leonard’s siblings. You’d think they’d come to visit at least once. Leonard does live in Southern California!

    On another note, I’d like to meet Sheldon’s brother. That would be an interesting interaction with him.

  10. Cynthiana says:

    What happened to penny’s sister, she wasn’t at the wedding, and not mentioned?