'The Big Bang Theory' Recruits Emmy Nominated Actress as Series Regular
'The Big Bang Theory' Recruits Emmy Nominated Actress as Series Regular
Guess who’s up for partying with a bang?  CBS recently announced that an Emmy nominated actress will be joining the cast of The Big Bang Theory as a series regular, after appearing on the series’ first season as a guest star for a few episodes.  Yes, Sara Gilbert, most popularly known for her stint on Roseanne, will be the newly recruited cast member of the second season of Big Bang Theory, which is scheduled to return to television screens beginning Monday, September 22, at 8:00pm.

The 33-year-old Sara Gilbert is best known for her nine-year portrayal of Darlene Conner on Roseanne, followed by her more recent appearance in the WB’s Twins.  She also had a recurring role on CBS’ short-lived series, The Class.  In 2007, she appeared as a guest on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory as Leslie Winkle, Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) colleague and love interest.

During the Comic Con, series co-creator Chuck Lorre already hinted on Leslie’s return, and now that it has been made official, fans are eager to see what is up for the character in the second season of the series.

Gilbert’s return to the series also marks her reunion for former Roseanne costar, Johnny Galecki, who plays physicist Leonard Hofstadter, one of the central characters in the series.  In fact, the character dynamics of Leonard and Darlene mimick that of Galecki and Gilbert’s characters in Roseanne.

In other news, Kaley Cuoco, who plays the feisty and "cheesecake-scented goddess" Penny, revealed earlier this month that despite Penny’s date with Leonard, they still have to clear out some issues before they embark on a real relationship.

Cuoco told TV Guide at the Comic Con, "I think it's going to take a lot of mistakes [before that happens].  You've [first] got to mess things up left and right.”

To catch Sara Gilbert’s return to The Big Bang Theory and the developments in Leonard’s love life, tune in to CBS on Monday, September 22, at 8:00pm.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, Futon Critic, Reuters
(Photo courtesy of CBS)