After nine seasons we’re finally meeting Penny’s family on THE BIG BANG THEORY, with Katey Sagal and Jack McBrayer tapped to play Penny’s mother and brother respectively. They will appear in the first episode of the upcoming season.
Penny’s mother Susan is described as stressed out and neurotic from a life with her troubled son, Randall, who is a cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con. Kaley Cuoco previously played Sagal’s daughter on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules.
Showrunner Steve Molaro announced the casting at Comic-Con. He also revealed that “Sheldon and Amy go to what we know is a real-life flag convention.” When asked if there was a game plan for moving towards the end of the series, Molaro said “I’m not gonna tell you. 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.”
Sagal is best known for starring in Fox’s sitcom Married With Children, lending her voice to the animated comedy Futurama, and starring in the FX drama Sons Of Anarchy. She will next be seen in the TV movie remake of Dirty Dancing.
Since starring in Tina Fey’s 30 Rock, McBrayer has been seen in The Jack And Triumph Show, Drunk History, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret.