If you can’t get enough of those loveable geeks, here's some good news.
CBS is in negotiations for The Big Bang Theory spinoff titled Sheldon.
Details of the series are being kept under wraps but it is supposedly a prequel and is being described as ‘a Malcolm in the Middle-esque single-camera family comedy centered on the child prodigy Sheldon character at age 12.’
The project is nearing a script deal, and will soon be getting a pilot order which has a good shot at getting a series pickup for next season.
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the flagship series, is attached to executive produce the spinoff. The series will be produced by Big Bang co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre and executive producer/showrunner Steve Molaro. Big Bang co-creator/exec producer Bill Prady also is expected to be involved.
Molaro will write the script focusing on Sheldon, the idiosyncratic and neurotic genius, as a youth growing up in Texas.
The character’s distinct family, which includes his older brother George, fraternal twin sister Missy, their mother Mary Cooper (an overtly devout Evangelical Christian), and father George Cooper, an alcoholic who was never around, have often been referenced on Big Bang Theory.
The Big Bang Theory, which is now in its tenth season, remains TV’s biggest comedy series.
It's still very early days for Sheldon but let us know what you think in the comments.