Coming to Big Bang Theory: Stephen Hawking

Physicist stars in cameo April 5
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2012 9:51 AM CDT
Coming to Big Bang Theory : Stephen Hawking
In this Thursday, April 26, 2007 file photo physicist Stephen Hawking answers questions during an interview in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux. File)

The Big Bang Theory just got a big guest star: Famed physicist Stephen Hawking filmed a cameo as himself last Friday, the New York Post reports. The sitcom, which focuses on a group of scientist friends, has been trying to snag Hawking for years, but health issues kept him from making an appearance. His cameo airs on the April 5 episode, TV Guide notes. (Read more Stephen Hawking stories.)

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