The Big Bang Theory is about to undergo a big change — and it’s all because of Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons)!
While fans of the CBS sitcom know that Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons on the CBS series) pretty much gets what he wants, this time around it’s the character’s younger self on the new spinoff series, Young Sheldon, who is getting his way with a major behind-the-scenes switch up.
As Deadline reports, come season 11, TBBT will no longer have long-time showrunner Steven Molaro at the helm. Molaro will be switching from being all about TBBT and its hilarious geek gang (which obviously includes Sheldon) to focusing on the new spinoff, Young Sheldon, which will debut this fall and follow the life of well, young Sheldon (Ian Armitage). Meanwhile, executive producer Steve Holland will be taking over the reigns on TBBT.
The good news is that TBBT and Young Sheldon co-creator (and executive producer) Chuck Lorre will remain on board of both series and oversee the original comedy as usual. Now that Molaro, who also co-created Young Sheldon, is stepping down from his previous TBBT role, and reprising his showrunner title for the spinoff, Holland will definitely need to step up in the writer’s room and on set of the original comedy — but after working on the series since season three, it should be a seamless transition.
The Big Bang Theory returns for its 11th season on September 25, 2017 8 p.m., followed by the series premiere of Young Sheldon at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. For the latest pop culture news and voting, make sure to sign up for the People’s Choice newsletter!
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