Beth Behrs 2 Broke Girls CBS Lee Russell Walton Goggins Vice Principals HBO

As The Big Bang Theory gears up for its 2018 midseason premiere, new information about future Season 11 episodes is making the wait for more new episodes even harder. In addition to Sheldon's mom returning, CinemaBlend has confirmed that former 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs and Walton Goggins of Justified and Vice Principals fame will guest star in a future episode that puts Raj in a wild and less than ideal situation.

Walton Goggins, who comes into this part not long after fans said farewell to the slightly unhinged Lee Russell on Vice Principals, looks to be tapping into his inner crazy-man again on The Big Bang Theory. Goggins will play Oliver, the estranged and intense husband of Beth Behrs' character Nell, who begins a relationship with Raj after her and Oliver's split. Things could get dicey for Raj, too, as EW reports Oliver will eventually track the relationship-troubled character down to confront him about the Nell situation.

While we can't glean too much from Nell's description, Walton Goggins' Oliver sounds like a man on the edge, and one who's ready to exact some possibly misplaced vengeance. While CBS almost certainly wouldn't allow Goggins to go as off-the-rails crazy as he got with his character on Vice Principals, we can only hope his way of dealing with Raj is similar to this:

For Beth Behrs, her guest role on The Big Bang Theory will be her first return to television (and CBS) since 2 Broke Girls was surprisingly canceled last year. We shouldn't expect her to be too wealthy with love here, as Behr's Nell sounds as though she's soon to join the list of Raj's failed relationships, so he might want to keep her info handy for the next time he decides to hold an ex-girlfriend focus group. Of course, there's no guarantee this relationship is doomed to fail just because Nell's ex will get in the way, but given how intense Walton Goggins has been in past performances, chances are high that he'll sway Raj to stay away. In either case, the audience wins, since The Big Bang Theory knows how to bring the laughs when hurtling Kunal Nayyar's character through various love troubles.

The Big Bang Theory returns to CBS with new episodes beginning on Thursday, January 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what else is slated to return or premiere on television in the coming weeks, be sure to head on over to our midseason premiere guide and get the latest. For a look back at 2017, visit our cancellation guide to see a list of shows that were canceled last year, or check out our list of a handful of the craziest live moments of what turned out to be a bonkers year in television.

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