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The Big Surprise of ‘Big Bang’; Starring Former Chld Actor Kaley Cuoco

October 04, 2009

“What we all liked was the relationship between these two guys, one who wants his world to be bigger and the other who wants his world to be smaller,” Mr. Prady said. “I think that’s what everyone looked at and said, ‘This is worth trying again.’ ” The creators decided to keep the male characters and to persuade Mr. Parsons and Mr. Galecki not to take another series in the year between the two pilots.

They also called back one of the actresses who auditioned unsuccessfully for the original female role: Kaley Cuoco, a former child actor who played opposite John Ritter in the comedy “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.” Much of the edge was taken off the character of Penny..... Read More