First Look At The Big Bang Theory Bringing Amy's Mom Back

The Big Bang Theory is definitely coming back for Season 12 this fall and, as is the tendency for the comedy series, the show will be bringing back some big guest stars. After introducing Kathy Bates to the series at the end of Season 11, it looks as if the CBS show is already bringing her back in Season 12. In fact, you can take a look behind-the-scenes on the new episodes, courtesy of series lead Johnny Galecki. Check it out.

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Johnny Galecki has been known to share a picture or five with his Big Bang Theory castmates on social media, and he's continuing the tradition while filming Season 12. On the set he mentions that Kathy Bates told him he looked "like the devil," which inspired him to share the post, considering Bates' background in the famous Stephen King film Misery.

It's interesting that Kathy Bates is striking a pose with Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco in the shot. In The Big Bang Theory the actress actually plays Amy's mom, Mrs. Fowler, but it looks like she could be sharing more scenes with other major cast members as the show moves forward. We learned from showrunner Steve Holland a few months ago that the CBS comedy will be changing following Sheldon and Amy's big nuptials at the end of Season 11. Namely, the showrunner said at the time that we would see way more from Kathy Bates and Raymond Teller, who plays Amy's dad on the show. He said:

Now that he's married, Sheldon's in-laws are definitely going to be a part of his story moving forward.

So, I suppose we probably really shouldn't even think of Kathy Bates and Raymond Teller as guest stars these days. We'll have to wait and see how many episodes the two famous faces actually end up appearing in, but on the bright side, at least we do know a few more details regarding what is coming in the new episodes, including the fact the show plans to bring in another Young Sheldon character and Sheldon and Amy's honeymoon will also be explored at the start of the season. We also know there are no plans to bring in a baby for them just yet.

The Big Bang Theory already has a Season 12 premiere date and will be hitting the schedule on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET for a special preview episode. It will then hop to Thursday nights later that week. For more updates from The Big Bang Theory, keep an eye on Johnny Galecki's Instagram, and stay tuned for more news about the sitcom here at CinemaBlend.

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