The Big Bang Theory is currently in its tenth season and CBS executives are looking for a way to keep the show going beyond just renewing it for an eleventh.
Sheldon Cooper, the quirky and awkward scientific genius played by Jim Parsons, is getting his own spinoff series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show comes from Big Bang Theory co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, but will be run by Steve Molaro, who’s also currently involved with The Big Bang Theory. If the show is ordered, Lorre will potentially have three series on the network, including The Big Bang Theory and Mom. Lorre previously had Two and a Half Men and Mike and Molly as well, but both those shows have since ended.
There isn’t too much information about the project available, but The Hollywood Reporter suggests that it could take on a Malcolm in the Middle tone. Sources told the trade publication that the series could potentially focus on a teenage Sheldon, but Parsons wouldn’t be involved with the show outside of acting as an executive producer. None of the other cast members are involved with the project at this time.
The Big Bang Theory hasn’t been renewed for an eleventh season at this time, but cast members have indicated that they’re interested in returning for another. The show remains the most watched comedy on television.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.