Mayim Bialik joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory for the Season 3 finale as a computer dating match for Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). The algorithm must have been effective, since we know how things have worked out for Amy Farrah Fowler and Sheldon in the eight seasons since their meeting. When the relationship was first conceived by the show’s writers and producers, they knew they wanted somebody who could be Sheldon’s intellectual equal, and when we saw her at a press event, Bialik told us the fact that she’s a real-life PhD played a big role in helping her get the job. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mayim Bialik)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday at 8/7c on CBS.