Bill Gates will flex his acting chops on The Big Bang Theory in March

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is no newcomer to tapping big names in tech as guest stars, but an upcoming episode will star none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. According to CBS (via The Hollywood Reporter), Gates is all set to appear as himself on an upcoming episode set to air in March.

CBS' brief description doesn't make it clear how much of a role Gates will play in the episode, but the presence of the billionaire apparently causes quite a stir among Leonard, Raj, Sheldon, and Howard. From CBS:

Apparently, when Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosts Bill Gates at work, the guys do everything in their power to meet him.

Previous tech execs to make guest appearances on The Big Band Theory include Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, so Gates is in good company. If you're a fan of the show, you'll be able to catch Gates in an episode set to air "later in March." If you're eager to see Gates on TV in the meantime, the former Microsoft CEO recently made an interesting (and humorous) appearance on The Ellen Show, which you can check out below.

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