Big Bang spinoff said to be in works

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT & LIFE -

A pre­quel spinoff of TV’s top-rated com­edy, The Big Bang The­ory, is in devel­op­ment, ac­cord­ing to re­ports from Dead­line Hol­ly­wood and the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

Dead­line says the new com­edy would be ti­tled Shel­don and would cen­tre on a 12-year-old ver­sion of Shel­don Cooper, the idio­syn­cratic ge­nius played by Emmy win­ner Jim Par­sons on the CBS hit. A script has not been writ­ten, the re­port says.

Bang co-cre­ators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Steven Mo­laro, who over­sees day-to-day op­er­a­tion of the show, are said to be in­volved in de­vel­op­ing the new show, as is Par­sons, the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter says.

No other cast mem­bers are in- volved in the pre­quel.

Nei­ther CBS, home of Bang (which also airs on CTV Thurs­days at 8 p.m.), nor Warner Bros. Tele­vi­sion, which pro­duces the series, would com­ment on the re­ports.

Talk of a spinoff takes place as Bang’s fu­ture re­mains to be de­ter­mined. The show’s cur­rent deal ex­pires af­ter this sea­son and new con­tracts would have to be ne­go­ti­ated with ac­tors Par­sons, Johnny Galecki, Ka­ley Cuoco and their cast­mates, who are ex­pected to seek raises.

Ac­cord­ing to Dead­line, the two shows could co­ex­ist on the same sched­ule.

In Au­gust, CBS En­ter­tain­ment pres­i­dent Glenn Geller said he would like Bang to ex­tend be­yond Sea­son 10 and ac­tors told USA To­day they were in­ter­ested in con­tin­u­ing the series.

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