Max, the streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery, has announced that it is developing a new comedy series derived from “The Big Bang Theory,” one of the most successful sitcoms in television history. The project is being created by executive producer Chuck Lorre, who is currently under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television (WBTV). Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but Lorre will be executive producing via his production company, Chuck Lorre Productions.
This new show would mark the second collaboration between Max, Lorre, and WBTV. Currently, Lorre and Nick Bakay are producing the new Max Original comedy series “How to Be a Bookie,” starring Sebastian Maniscalco.
The world of “The Big Bang Theory” has already spawned one spin-off series, the prequel “Young Sheldon,” which premiered in 2017 and has been a hit with audiences. The show, which follows a young Sheldon Cooper growing up in Texas, is now in its sixth season and is currently the #1 comedy on TV among Total Viewers.
All episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and the first five seasons of “Young Sheldon” are available to stream on Max in the U.S.
“The Big Bang Theory” was one of the most successful sitcoms in television history, running for 12 seasons and 279 episodes. The show won ten Emmy Awards and received 55 Emmy nominations, as well as a Critics Choice TV Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and The Humanitas Prize.
The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, which was established in 2011, created “The Big Bang Theory” Scholarship Endowment at UCLA in 2015 to support undergraduate students pursuing higher education in STEM fields. In 2019, the foundation created the “Big Bang” UCLA Graduate School Fund, which provides four-year scholarships for UCLA STEM scholars who continue their education in graduate school within the University of California system.
The announcement of this new project is sure to excite fans of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” alike, and it will be interesting to see what Lorre and his team have in store for viewers. With Lorre’s track record of creating hit sitcoms, there’s no doubt that this new show will be eagerly anticipated.