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Will Big Bang Theory's Bernadette Birth an Ausiello? Plus: Final Season Talk, Scoop on Penny's Family Reunion

The Big Bang Theory is heading for “another” wedding as Season 10 opens, paving the way for Katey Sagal to debut as Penny’s mother. Yet this is not the first time the Golden Globe winner has been eyed for a role on the CBS hitcom.

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Speaking with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE, exec producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady shared that Sagal’s name had come up earlier in the series’ run, to serve a different purpose. But all along, the actress told the show, “She is always happy and ready to play Kaley [Cuoco]’s mom” — just as previously did on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules.

The producers then go on to confirm another return for Penny’s wedding re-do, as well as tout the unlikely casting of JAck McBrayer as Penny’s drug dealer brother.

Also on the agenda for this sitdown: With actors’ contracts expiring, are the EPs planning for this to maybe be the final season? Plus, Melissa Rauch weighs in on the timing for pregnant Bernadette to start sporting a baby bump — as well as ponders the possibility of giving birth to a baby named after TVLine’s Ausiello!