The Big Bang Theory Books Star Wars Actors for CameosBy: Jerrica Tisdale - January 13, 2014
Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz, Raj Koothrappali and Leonard Hofstadter’s boyhood dreams get one step closer to reality in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory. TVLine exclusively learned, at the Golden Globes, that two Star Wars actors will guest star on the hit CBS series. Big Bang‘s executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro told the site this exclusive news during their Golden Globes’ red carpet interview.
James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, are the Star Wars guest stars visiting the Big Bang Theory set.The actors will play themselves and cross paths with Sheldon. The news of these guest stars hopefully opens up the door for more Star Wars alum to make appearances on the show, because the hilarity that will ensue when Sheldon meets Star Wars cast members is must-see TV.
Not that The Big Bang Theory really needs any ratings help. Last week’s episode drew over 20 million viewers, the show’s biggest numbers for a regularly scheduled show. The series averages around 18 million viewers on Thursday nights.
Despite not really needing help getting viewers, the Star Wars guest stars’ episode definitely will bring the show even bigger numbers, and possibly more award nominations and wins.
The Big Bang Theory lost this year’s Golden Globe for best Musical or Comedy’s series to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However, the series generally wins lots of Emmys, especially Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon. At the 2013 Emmy awards, Bob Newhart won his first Emmy for guest starring on The Big Bang Theory. The show may bring Earl-Jones and Fisher the same success.
This is exciting news for Big Bang fans. Maybe Harrison Ford will do the next major Big Bang Theory’s guest appearance. He could kill two fandom birds with one stone, the Indiana Jones and Star Wars fandoms.
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