PHILANTHROPIST BILL GATES MAKES AN APPEARANCE, ON “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” THURSDAY, MARCH 29

The Gates Excitation” – Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, March 29 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

CHEAT TWEET: Penny gets the opportunity to host @BillGates at work and the guys do everything in their power to meet him! @BigBangTheory #CBS 3/29 8pm http://bit.ly/2oUGesW

REGULAR CAST:

Johnny Galecki

(Leonard)

Jim Parsons

(Sheldon)

Kaley Cuoco

(Penny)

Simon Helberg

(Wolowitz)

Kunal Nayyar

(Koothrappali)

Mayim Bialik

(Amy)

Melissa Rauch

(Bernadette)

RECURRING CAST:

Kevin Sussman

(Stuart)

GUEST CAST:

Bill Gates

(Himself)

STORY BY: Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Andy Gordon

TELEPLAY BY: Steve Holland & Tara Hernadnez & Jeremy Howe

DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski

GENRE: Comedy

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Mayim Bialik

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Melissa Rauch

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