Bob Newhart to Guest Star on 'The Big Bang Theory'

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Bob Newhart will be make a guest appearance on CBS’s hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

The six-time Emmy nominated star of The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart will portray Professor Proton, a TV science personality who hosted a children’s show.

Big Bang characters Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) were big fans of the show, according to producers Bill Prady and Steven Molaro, and when Sheldon discovers the professor can be hired to appear at events, he books Newhart’s character to come to their apartment.

“We’re really excited about it,” Molaro said during the show’s PaleyFest panel, according to NBC.

What do you think of the comedy legends return to TV? The episode is slated to air Thursday, May 2!!