Switched at Birth‘s Katie LeClerc is heading to CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
LeClerc, who is hearing impaired in real life, has been tapped to guest star as Emily, a friend of Penny’s who is deaf.
According to EW.com, she will appear in the Oct. 6 episode of The Big Bang Theory, which kicks of its fifth season on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c.
Switched at Birth returns with the rest of its supersized first season in early 2012.
Switched at Birth
The critically acclaimed drama series, Switched at Birth has just received a full first season order from ABC Family. The network has ordered 12 more episodes to be filmed to finish out the season.
The series concludes its initial 10-episode summer run on Monday, August 8 at 9 p.m. and will return with 12 brand new episodes early next year.
Switched at Birth is typically Monday’s #1 TV telecast each week in females 12-34 as well as the #1 cable series in the 9 o’clock hour in key female demos.
“Viewers have fallen in love with this show just as we did when we first saw it,” said ABC Family president Michael Riley.
On next week’s all-new episode of critically acclaimed new drama series, Switched at Birth, Kathryn and John insist on having Ty over for dinner after they learn that Bay has been seeing him secretly.
In next week’s brand new episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, George puts conditions on Ashley’s return home and Amy fears that John may be ill.
On next week’s episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Chloe meets Valentina, the leader of the San Francisco Mai, who suggests she go into hiding to remain safe. Valentina also assigns Jasmine to keep a watch on Chloe, while Chloe asks Alek to guard her mom after the Rogue call her mother’s cell phone.
On next week’s new episode of Pretty Little Liars, Aria takes a pottery class at a nearby college, which puts her near Ezra—and Jenna. Elsewhere, Emily manipulates the truth about her swimming prospects, Hanna tries to join the yearbook staff and Spencer grows suspicious of Jason and Melissa.
On next week’s all-new episode of the new ABCfamily drama Switched at Birth, Buckner Hall holds a fund-raiser, but the event results in stress and anxiety for everyone.