'The Big Bang Theory' season 10 news: Katey Sagal, Jack McBrayer get on board as Penny's family


“The Big Bang Theory’s” family affair seems to be carrying over to next season with the introduction of the family of Kaley Cuoco’s Penny. Mrs. Hofstadter will introduce her mom, Susan, to be played by Katey Sagal, as well as his brother Randall, to be played by Jack McBrayer.

Cuoco welcomed Sagal to the pack with a celebratory Instagram post of the two of them with the caption, “Yes yes yes yes !!! Once my tv mom, always my tv mom 🙂 love you @kateylous !!!!!” The two actresses have a long-standing relationship as they also played mother and daughter in ABC’s “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” which aired from 2002 to 2005.

However, despite being bonded by blood, spoilers suggest that Susan will not be as chill as her daughter. This is chalked up to raising Penny’s brother Randall who is described as a “cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con.” Given the complicated personality of Susan and the storied past of Randall, fans of the sitcom can expect a riotous season 10 premiere where the two will appear.

Penny will presumably be in the middle of this chaos. On top of her family coming over, the supposed wedding ceremony with Leonard (Johnny Galecki), as well as the withstanding tension from season 9’s finale, is still weighing on her. And if that is not enough, reports are citing that her acting career will have some improvements.

As for this, showrunner Steve Molaro, during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, shared, “We’re still figuring things out; I think she’s in an interesting and relatable place. She’s going to start to weigh her options.” It appears that the aspiring actress will be getting some acknowledgment as her B-list flick will develop a cult following.

As for the persistent question of whether “The Big Bang Theory” season 10 will be the last hurrah for the sitcom, Molaro continues to be cagey about how they plan to end the show’s incredible run.

“I’m not gonna tell you,” he teased. “There’s been a few thoughts that have floated around, but we don’t really know how long the show’s going to go on for, so I think it’s a little early for us to be thinking about an end point.”

“The Big Bang Theory” season 10 premieres on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET