The Big Bang Theory Exclusive: Drake & Josh's Josh Peck Cast as Rival to [Spoiler]

Josh Peck The Big Bang TheoryPasadena’s comic book wars are about to heat up.

The Big Bang Theory has tapped Josh Peck (Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh) to guest star as the mortal enemy of comic book “magnate” Stuart (Kevin Sussman), TVLine has learned exclusively.

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“Josh will be playing the owner of the rival — and extremely successful — comic book store,” reveals Big Bang showrunner Steve Molaro, who adds that, unlike Stuart’s shop, the store owned by Peck’s character “is incredible looking and filled with customers.”

Fun fact: Molaro served as a writer on Drake & Josh.

Peck’s recent credits include a stint on The Mindy Project and a co-starring role in the Amazon pilot The Rebels.

His Big Bang episode is slated to air on Thursday, Jan. 9, one week after the CBS smash returns from its holiday hiatus.