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Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre is bringing new comedy to Netflix

Turning away from CBS

Chuck Lorre, the creator behind The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and other hugely successful sitcoms, is turning away from CBS for his next project and heading to Netflix.

Disjointed will star Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana advocate who owns and runs her own dispensary in Los Angeles. She'll be joined by three "budtenders," her twentysomething son and a "deeply troubled" security guard. Lorre has made a name for himself over the past few decades as the king of ensemble, especially in the realm of multi-cam sitcoms.

The half-hour show has been ordered straight to series and will receive 20 episodes for its first season, a big departure from Netflix's standard 13-episode seasons. Despite the increase in episodes for the streaming service, it marks one of the first times in Lorre's history that he'll work with less than 24 episodes in a season, the standard order for a sitcom on broadcast television.

There aren't any details on when casting will begin for the other characters or when the show will head into production. Lorre currently has two shows on the air right now: Mom and The Big Bang Theory. Both have been renewed by CBS.

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