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'Mamma Mia' star to play Leonard's mother Posted January 17, 2009

'Mamma Mia' star to play Leonard's mother

Christine Baranski, star of TV's Cybill (created by none other than Big Bang's Chuck Lorre) & last summer's mega-hit movie Mamma Mia!, will be playing Leonard's mother in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Baranski will appear in the 15th episode of this season as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, a renowned academic.

Executive producer Bill Prady told TVGuide.com earlier this season, "We've often said there's the possibility that Leonard is the least successful in his family, that his parents always pushed him toward academic success." Leonard's father is also a renowned academic.

The buzz is that Leonard's mom echoes Sheldon more than her own son, as exhibited by her own quirks and demeanor.

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