The American comedy The Big Bang Theory first aired in September 24, 2007 and originally starred friends and scientists Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Raj Koothrappali, and Howard Wolowitz. When the bubbly-blond-aspiring-actress Penny moves in next door, hilarity ensues. The cast has evolved over the show’s eight seasons and now includes Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz as Howard’s wife, and Amy Farrah Fowler as Sheldon’s girlfriend. The show was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and has quickly become the favorite comedy on TV, however there may be some things you don’t know about your favorite group of “nerds”. Check out 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Big Bang Theory.
12. Would the Real Penny Please Stand Up?
In the first pilot, which never aired, the role of Penny was originally played by Amanda Walsh. Penny’s character was actually named Katie, a sarcastic and pessimistic makeup artist.Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection