In what seems to be an ‘8 Simple Rules‘ reunion ploy on CBS’s part, Sons of Anarchy alum Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow) has been cast to play Penny (Kaley Cuoco)’s mom on the hit sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory“. Katey played mom to Kaley for three years in the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules“, and is set to return to the familiar part this September. While they’re both portraying different characters this time around, it’s pretty sweet that Katey will once again be Kaley’s TV mom.
Katey will portray Susan, who is described as “stressed out and neurotic” from a life with troubled son Randall (30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer), who is a cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con. If you’ve been a die-hard Big Bang fan, you’ll know that we haven’t had much of a chance to get to know Penny’s family or Penny’s past – so when we say we’re getting the chance, you know we’re super excited.
The news was announced by CBS’s comedy team at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Check out the video announcement from E! News below, and tell us if you’ll be tuning into CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” to see Katey play Penny’s mom! Both Katey and Jack McBrayer will appear in the Season 10 premiere episode, airing Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7c.