Big Bang Theory Season 8: Premiere Date Announced; A Few Spoilers Out

June 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Big Bang Theory season 8 will return this fall, and the official premiere date has been announced.

The hit show will return to CBS on Monday, September 22.

Two all-new episodes of the show will air that evening, followed by the new show “Scorpion” and the season 2 finale of “Under the Dome.”

Not much has come out plot-wise regarding season 8 as of yet, but here’s what has:

Sheldon

Whether Sheldon leaves or not is still unclear. Executive producer Steve Molaro told E! News that Sheldon “is off riding the rails like a hobo,” but he may have been joking.

Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, previously spoke to TVLine, which posited that he may have never gotten on a train.

“I never thought of that, but you’re right — he could show back up at home immediately, couldn’t he?” Parsons said, noting that despite pressing his bosses about the whereabouts of Sheldon, he couldn’t get an answer.

“Nobody will tell me. I don’t know if they know yet. They may know, but I really don’t know if they do.”

Penny

Several aspects of Penny have been discussed. Her mother may finally be introduced at her wedding to Leonard, and actress Kaley Cuoco suggested Lisa Kudrow for the role, though that is far from official casting.

There’s also talk that Penny may have a new hairstyle after Kaley showed off her new haircut. 

Cuoco old TVLine that she had just gotten a haircut for the first time just prior to the show’s wrap party–and when she walked in, the producers “loved it.”

She has since evolved the look into “an outright pixie cut,” and has thus far not heard any criticism of the look.

“I’m hoping Penny will keep the haircut, that’s my goal.”

Emily

Lastly, Molaro said that Emily will continue to be around in season 8 in some form. 

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