The Big Bang Theory is getting a very special guest star. Drop the Mic: Kunal Nayyar vs Mayim Bialik
The Big Bang Theory is getting a very special guest star. Drop the Mic: Kunal Nayyar vs Mayim Bialik

World’s most famous nerd to guest star on Big Bang

THE Big Bang Theory Season 11 is adding yet another real-life genius to its list of guest appearances.

CBS revealed that Bill Gates will guest star on an upcoming episode.

The news dropped by way of the hit TV sitcom's official Twitter page. The Microsoft founder and philanthropist will play himself on an episode currently set to debut in March in the US.

According to a brief synopsis released regarding his episode, he'll be hosted by Penny (Kaley Cuoco) at work. When the rest of the boys find out that they have a shot to get close to Bill Gates, they do everything in their power to meet him.

Bill Gates is going to show off his acting chops.
Bill Gates is going to show off his acting chops.

As TV fans may note, The Big Bang Theory won't be Mr Gates' first appearance as himself on a sitcom. He previously appeared on the 200th episode of Frasier in 2001, where he was interviewed by the title character on his Seattle-based radio show. While Frasier thought he'd be discussing hot topics with Mr Gates, his interview devolved into Microsoft tech support.

As Entertainment Weekly notes, the billionaire is in good company of stars that have played themselves on the CBS sitcom. Previous names include Carrie Fisher, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Buzz Aldrin, LeVar Burton, Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee.

The Big Bang Theory returns in the US at the beginning of March.

Big Bang stars: Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons.
Big Bang stars: Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons.

This article was originally published on Fox News and is reproduced here with permission.



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