Finally! ‘The Big Bang Theory’s 10th season is going to kick off in a big way! Fans will finally get the chance to meet Penny’s family, including her mother. And it a kismet twist, the actress is someone who has some experience mothering Kaley Cuoco — Katey Sagal!
“We are finally going to meet more of Penny’s family,” executive producer Steve Molaro revealed at the show’s Comic-Con panel on Friday. “We’re going to be meeting Penny’s mom and her brother in the first episode back. We’re super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny’s mom.” As everyone should be! Not only is the Married With Children star one of the brightest stars of television, but this will be a major reunion for Katey and Kaley. The pair played mother and daughter for three years on the ABC hit comedy, 8 Simple Rules — so this should be a piece of cake!
It’s perfect timing for the fam to show up; in the season finale, Leonard and Penny decided to renew their vows for their family who didn’t get the chance to attend their shot-gun wedding in Vegas. It was the first time we got to meet Leonard’s father, played by Judd Hirsh, and of course, it reunited the best mothers on TV — Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf. That’s quite a club to join — Katey’s going to fit right in!
As for Penny’s meth-making, jailbird brother, 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer will be stepping into that role. “He’s a drug dealer and he has just gotten out of prison,” Steve said. “We needed to find the right person to get for this. I think we did a pretty good job on the casting. He’s a little scary.”
HollywoodLifers, are you thrilled to hear Katey is coming to Pasadena? Who do you think would be a good fit to play Penny’s brother?