Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting arrives at the People Magazine Awards in Beverly Hills,
IN PHOTO: Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting arrives at the People Magazine Awards in Beverly Hills, California December 18, 2014. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

It is time for "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8 to return, with new episodes. The upcoming episode 12, which is titled "The Space Probe Disintegration," will see Leonard and Sheldon joining Penny and Amy for dress shopping. Also in the episode, Raj will be seen in an anxious state of mind, as he waits for the news from "space probe he helped launch," according to "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8, episode 12 synopsis. This episode, which is scheduled to air this Thursday, will also tackle the issue of Penny and Leonard's living arrangement.

According to spoiler reports, Penny and Amy will convince their respective partners, Leonard and Sheldon, to do something that they want to do, as they always end up doing what the guys want to do. The four end up going to dress shopping, as that is what Penny loves doing. Leonard and Sheldon get talking about how much they compromise for each other while they are waiting for the girls outside the dressing rooms, the spoiler report reveals.

The conversation leads to the topic about Leonard and Penny moving in together. Last time, when this topic came up, Sheldon got on a train and disappeared for two months. Leonard and Penny got engaged in the penultimate episode of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7. It looks like this time Leonard will finally get to move in with Penny. The spoiler report, however, indicates that there is a catch here.

In an interview with TV Line, Steve Molaro, executive producer of the show, said that the upcoming episodes will deal with the "future living arrangements regarding Sheldon." As previously reported, Penny and Leonard are unlikely to get married soon. Confirming that, Molaro said that the "writers aren't in a rush" to get Leonard and Penny married. The two have not yet discussed the topic of marriage in the current Season 8, though in the last season finale, Penny hinted that their wedding date will be fixed only after her brother's release from the prison.

The upcoming episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8 will also feature a tribute to Caron Ann Susi, the late actress who voiced Howard Wolowitz's mother. Susi recently lost her battle with cancer. The actress never appeared on screen. "The death of Carol will be dealt with," Molaro said to TV Line, adding, "We just needed time to process the loss of our friend."

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