‘The Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Planned: Young Sheldon Cooper To Lead Prequel Series On CBS
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“The Big Bang Theory” might be getting a spinoff. CBS is intent on a comedy series that will focus on a younger Sheldon Cooper, as talks of an end to the original show is brewing.
According to Deadline, negotiations are ongoing to create “Sheldon” off “The Big Bang Theory,” which will tackle the life of the character Jim Parson plays in the series. It will also be a single-camera film, which will have Sheldon as a 12-year-old kid. It will also be produced by Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Jim Parsons with help from Bill Prady. All of them are involved in the current run of “The Big Bang Theory.”
If plan plays out, “Sheldon” will be on CBS’s slate next season. However, this doesn’t mean that “The Big Bang Theory” will no longer be renewed. CBS is actually planning to pair “Sheldon” with the original series. It is unlikely that CBS will be giving up on “The Big Bang Theory” as it remains a ratings puller even after 10 seasons.
Meanwhile, Sheldon’s character on “The Big Bang Theory” is experiencing growth and changes as he decides to be more committed to Amy Farah Fowler. The two have been living together this season, which has been a big step for Sheldon.
“The Big Bang Theory” airs on Thursdays on CBS.