NEW YORK — The Big Bang theory is coming back for another season.
On Monday, the CBS sci-fi drama’s star Melissa Rauch was tapped to join the Emmy-winning sitcom as the host of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.
Rauch, who was cast in the lead role in the series last summer, is best known for her role as Lucy Liu on the hit CBS show.
She is the only Asian person to host the show, which was created by and executive produced by her husband, Jay Baruchel, and stars Will Forte, Alison Brie, and Jeff Goldblum.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Melissa Rausch to the Big Bang,” said David Nevins, President of CBS Television Studios.
“Melissa’s experience and passion for the science-fiction genre will complement the Big Thank you for your service to our country and to the science fiction genre.
We’re proud to have her on board for this next chapter.”
The show will premiere on Monday, July 13, 2020.
The series is also set to premiere on Fox in the fall of 2020.
In addition to her role on the show as Lucy, Raupch also serves as a producer on the series, as well as being an executive producer.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Melissa Raucch back to the world of The Big Thank You,” said Jeff Goldsmith, President and CEO of CBS Studios.
The series is produced by CBS Television, The WB Television Group and WB Networks.