News of The Big Bang Theory cancelled has been persistent as of late. Perhaps this is due to the hit sitcom’s current hiatus on CBS. Additionally, one of its main cast is reportedly leaving the show to focus on his behind-the-camera career.
The show aired its tenth episode titled The Property Division Collision earlier. The episode focused on the “break-up” of Sheldon and Leonard as they divide their apartment into two. Many speculate that the show is foreshadowing Sheldon’s, played by Jim Parsons, departure as he is rumored to focus on his behind-the-camera career.
Jim Parsons’ New Sitcom
Metro reports that although Parsons has played the role of Sheldon for 10 years, he is reportedly set to take on a whole new role. The outlet notes that the actor “is ditching Sheldon for another project.” That project is Lance 2.0 and it will be a single-camera comedy. It will tell the story of a couple dealing with the aftermath of an accident that changed the boyfriend’s personality and caused him to lose impulse control.
The 43-year-old actor will be the show’s executive producer along with his boyfriend Todd Spiewak. Alex McAulay will serve as the writer, according to Variety.
Jim Parsons’ Other Projects
Notably, this is not the only project Parsons is taking on in his production career. He is also currently at work with a hospital comedy on ABC titled Lakeside VA. There’s also The Monarchy Is Going to Sh*t at Freeform and The Terranauts at The CW. Not to mention The Big Bang Theory spin-off tentatively titled Sheldon.
Parsons will also lend his comedic talents to Buzzfeed’s Brother Orange. The movies tells the story of a Buzzfeed editor who befriended a Chinese man through his stolen mobile phone. Their story went viral that resulted to their superstar status in China. Parsons will also produce the movie along with Spiewak, Ellen DeGeneres and Buzzfeed.
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