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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The final season of “The Big Bang Theory” is winding down with just nine new episodes left.

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As the end nears, the cast and crew are pulling out all the stops, bringing in some big names this season.

On tonight’s new episode, you’ll find a Pittsburgh-area native on the show.

Actor Joe Manganiello, of Mount Lebanon, is making a guest appearance with some other big name celebrities.

The episode description says they’ll be playing a game of Dungeons & Dragons with the show’s geeks.

“I was the 8-year-old kid or the 10-year-old kid playing a barbarian who just went to a weight room for the next 30 years to try to become the barbarian,” Manganiello said while doing press for the episode.

William Shatner and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are some other big names appearing in the show airing on KDKA every Thursday at 8 p.m.

Dungeons & Dragons is nothing new to Manganiello.

Last month, he took time to play and teach the game to some patients at Children’s Hospital right here in Pittsburgh.