November 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm #1201946790
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 center 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 involved in the prequel.November 8, 2016 at 8:28 am #1201946891
I will only watch this if Laurie Metcalf is a series regularNovember 8, 2016 at 10:02 am #1201946932
Idk what to think about that….probably would only watch for Meltcalf to be honest if she is in it.November 11, 2016 at 7:58 am #1201949175
This show really is on a strong run of form this season. Loved this week’s episode, which is particularly strange given that I am normally nonplussed by Raj storylines.November 11, 2016 at 8:13 am #1201949183
So happy with this season. Loved the episode, Sheldon’s dance was hysterical. And hope Isabella be the one for Raj. Loved her!December 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm #1201964561
The painting was really funny and Christopher Lloyd! I don’t know if I thought he retired but I was shocked! He was great.December 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm #1201971842
Main story was Bernadette giving birth but Sheldon and Amy plot had hilarious moments and it was a great performance by Parsons with bialik also being excellent.December 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm #1201972313
Loved the episode. This season is being very consistent!January 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm #1201986819
Bernadette in the crib was a great gag. Everyone telling stories gave the episode an interesting structure that paid off. I liked Sheldons 3 earring screams. Lol.March 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm #1202041678
The series was just renewed for Seasons 11 and 12 by CBS. Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco took small pay cuts so that the salaries for Helberg and Nayyar could be increased. Rauch and Bialik have yet to re-sign, but deals are expected to be reached.March 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm #1202041728
I wonder if twelve will be it then. The showrunner had indicated previously that he was open to ending it with ten. Then again, he was not the original showrunner and Chuck Lorre does not share his sentiments about ending. Fun how the “small pay cuts” are $100 000 each per episode.March 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm #1202041738
I believe they finally confirmed the young Sheldon prequel, with Laurie Metcalf’s daughter taking over the role of his mother. Is anyone interested in this? Jon Favreau is directing the pilot and I love all his work so that gives me a little hope, but I still probably won’t bother watching it.
March 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm #1202041800
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by pulp50.
The series was just renewed for Seasons 11 and 12 by CBS. Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco took small pay cuts so that the salaries for Helberg and Nayyar could be increased. Rauch and Bialik have yet to re-sign, but deals are expected to be reached.
Galecki, Parsons, Cuoco, Nayyar and Helberg are all currently making $1 million per episode. They each took a $100,000 per episode ($2.4 mil per year each) cut to free up funds for salary increases for Rauch and BialikMarch 21, 2017 at 5:26 am #1202042259
Interesting. TV by the Numbers reported that Cuoco, Galecki, and Parsons dropped to $900,000 an episode to match Nayyar and Helberg.
$100,000 up front is chump change to these folks anyway; their real gravy is in residuals.
It’s great to see a cast stick so closely together. Seems like a harmonious set–something rare for creator Chuck Lorre, who’s dealt with on-set drama in Grace Under Fire and Cybil, and with Charlie Sheen’s epic Two and a Half Men meltdown.