Just got home from tonight's taping of 6x02 for The Big Bang Theory! While I won't have the full taping report up until sometime late tomorrow, I did have this bit of information I wanted to share:
In the programs that are passed out to audience members, Kevin Sussman, who plays Stuart, is now listed along with the other main cast members under the "Starring" heading - in the past, he has always been listed with the "Guest Stars" instead. Additionally, he also has a mini-bio on the right side of the program, along with the other seven stars. After talking with a friend who was also at the 6x01 taping, she said he was listed prominently last week as well.
Up until early season 4, it was only Jim, Johnny, Kaley, Kunal, and Simon who were listed under "Starring." Then Melissa was added, and very soon after Mayim, as they both officially joined as regular cast members. While I haven't seen any articles yet that confirms this, it seems like we'll be seeing a lot more of Stuart this season!
Remember, though, in season 2 Sarah Gilbert was bumped up to a full cast member, but then the writers couldn't come up with enough material for her. Do you think they'll find enough to keep Stuart around more often?