In the Life in Pieces episode “Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie,” the Short family faces several domestic dilemmas. Heather (Betsy Brandt) and Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) hit it off with a couple but things turn awry when Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg) and their son meet. Greg (Colin Hanks) worries about he and his wife Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) taking the same plane – he thinks they should travel separately in case something happens in air. Then Matt’s (Thomas Sadoski) ex-wife Bonnie shows up for a surprise visit. Fun fact about the episode: Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt directs.
Bonnie is portrayed by Brenda Song. She’s best known for her role on Dads (Veronica) with Martin Mull (who plays widowed neighbor Gary on Life in Pieces), New Girl (Daisy), Scandal (Alissa), and Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana as the spoiled London Tipton. Fun fact: Song appeared on a 2012 episode of Key and Peele as Purple Falcon. (Jordan Peele appeared on the first three episodes of Life in Pieces as Colleen’s ex-fiance Chad.) Life in Pieces airs Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS, after The Big Bang Theory.