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The Big Bang Theory spin-off – everything we know so far

The show's creator Chuck Lorre is currently developing the project


Leonard, Howard, Sheldon and Raj cheering during The Big Bang Theory
Megan Bull
TV Writer
14 April 2023
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The Big Bang Theory is getting a spin-off! Following the success of the iconic sitcom, as well as the prequel series, Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory will expand its universe with a new project currently in the works. Here's what we know so far…

WATCH: Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage talk Young Sheldon

The Big Bang Theory spin-off release date 

The Big Bang Theory spin-off was announced during the Warner Bros. Discovery's press day. While an official release date has not been revealed, if ordered to series it will be available to stream on Max – a new platform combining HBO Max and Discovery+.

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The Big Bang Theory spin-off plot

The plot is currently being kept under wraps, however, it has been announced that The Big Bang Theory's creator Chuck Lorre is working on the series. The project is currently in the early stages of development, so it's unlikely that details will emerge for a while. 

Chuck Lorre, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco of The Cast Of "The Big Bang Theory" Place Their Handprints In The Cement At The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Forecourt on May 1, 2019© Gregg DeGuire
Chuck Lorre is currently in the early stages of development

It's believed that the spin-off will feature one-hour episodes, and feature a completely new cast. However, there is potential for some of the original Big Bang Theory cast members to reprise their roles.  

It's hardly surprising that The Big Bang Theory universe is expanding. Across its 12-year run, the flagship show attracted millions of viewers, with the season 12 finale drawing in a whopping 18.52 million. 

The cast and crew of 'The Big Bang Theory' accept an award onstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017© Jeff Kravitz
The Big Bang Theory won numerous awards throughout its 12-year run

The Big Bang Theory was also the recipient of several awards during its run. In 2009, the series was crowned the best comedy series by the Television Critics Association, while Sheldon Cooper actor Jim Parsons won the award for individual achievement in comedy. It also bagged the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy in 2010 and 2016. 

The Prequel series, Young Sheldon, has also enjoyed great success and was recently greenlit for a seventh series by CBS. In 2022, it was revealed that Young Sheldon was the most-watched broadcast TV comedy for the 2021-2022 Season, beating its competitors at ABC, Fox, NBC and the CW. 

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