With a brand new TV comedy on the way in the form of Fox's Call Me Kat, Mayim Bialik is set to take on the next big step in her career in the aftermath of The Big Bang Theory ending in 2019. But that's far from the only place that audiences will be able to witness the actress and neuroscientist's work on the small screen in the near future. On top of other new projects and guest appearances on the way, Bialik will soon appear on Disney+ with Kevin Smith, magicians Penn & Teller and many more for a show that not enough people are talking about: Earth to Ned.
Having debuted its first ten episodes on Disney+ in September, The Jim Henson Company's Earth to Ned will deliver a second round of space puppet-infused hilarity on January 1. To get fans even more pumped, the streaming service announced the entire line up of guest stars set to be interviewed by the titular alien host, and it's another bevy of hilarious comedians that skew geeky and freaky. With Big Bang's Mayim Bialik popping up in the eighth episode, here's the rundown of who we can expect to see.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Alan Tudyk
D'Arcy Carden and Oliver Hudson
Yvette Nicole Brown and Jack McBrayer
Kevin Smith, Aisha Tyler and Ben Schwartz
Sherri Shepherd and Penn & Teller
Alyson Hannigan and Ben Feldman
Roy Choi and Brenda Song
Mayim Bialik and Margaret Cho
Molly Ringwald, Chris Colfer and Grace VanderWaal
Jason Ritter and Tig Notaro
Even considering all the awesome guest stars that popped up in Season 1 – from Bob's Burgers star Kristen Schaal to Drag Race's RuPaul to Big Mouth's Jenny Slate – Season 2 is certainly a treasure trove of silly, funny and smart entertainers to keep Brian Henson's puppet characters company as Ned continues to try and understand humanity without destroying the planet. And, with food truck pioneer Roy Choi around, maybe Ned can learn how to cook up some decent meals for himself and the CLODs.
Mayim Bialik's episode will also boast comedian and podcaster Margaret Cho, who is as funny now as she's ever been. Following appearances by Community vets Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs in Season 1, Earth to Ned invited their former co-star Yvette Nicole Brown to Season 2, with fellow former NBC comedy star D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) appearing elsewhere. I'm perhaps most excited to see what kind of chaos ensues once Penn & Teller are onboard Ned's ship, though I'm also hoping for Firefly references to appear in Alan Tudyk's episode.
Then there's filmmaker Kevin Smith, whose inclusion in some kind of Henson-esque project is a long time coming, and I can't wait to see if he secretly manages to bring Jason Mewes into Earth to Ned. (For a Mayim Bialik connection, Smith appeared on The Big Bang Theory in its final season along with William Shatner and others.) It's hard to go wrong anywhere with this group, which also features current and former stars of shows such as A Million Little Things, Glee, Archer, Superstore, Star Trek: Discovery, Dollface, and more.
For all the worries that one may have heading into the new year, have no fears about Earth to Ned, which will return to Disney+ for new episodes on Friday, January 1, at 3:01 a.m. ET. After that, Mayim Bialik will be front and center for Call Me Kat's debut on Fox on Sunday, January 3, at 8:00 p.m., before moving to its regular Thursday-night slot that same week.
While waiting to see some visual evidence, check out all the new TV projects that Disney+ recently announced, and be sure to bookmark our Winter and Spring 2021 TV premiere schedule to see what other awesome shows are hitting the small screen soon.