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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
CBS: We "hope" The Big Bang Theory runs at least two more years
CBS executives said this morning they are not ready to say goodbye to their biggest hit next season. "As long as (co-creator) Chuck (Lorre) and his team think they have stories tell, we're on board," CBS senior executive vice president Thom Sherman told reporters. "We hope to get at least two more years out of them. (The Big Bang Theory) is not slowing down anytime soon." CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl pointed out that Season 11 had the same ratings as Season 10. With performance like that, “we are hopeful that there will be more” seasons of Big Bang beyond the upcoming 12th,” Kahl said, adding: “We can take a few more seasons.”
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Mom renewed for Season 6
Chuck Lorre will continue having three series on CBS next season. "Mom has been a linchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said of the Anna Faris-Allison Janney comedy. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Netflix cancels Disjointed after one season
The Kathy Bates pot comedy from Chuck Lorre was one of the few multi-camera comedies outside of network TV.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
Lisa Edelstein is going from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce to Confessions of a Sociopath
Edelstein and former Girlfriends’ Guide executive producer Carol Barbee are developing a dramedy based on the M.E. Thomas book Confessions of a Sociopath. Edelstein, who’s co-writing the adaptation, will play a woman who is learning to live her life after being clinically diagnosed as a sociopath. Edelstein has also signed on to recur on Netflix’s The Kominsky Method from Chuck Lorre.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 6:16PM EST
Grown-up versions of Young Sheldon characters may surface on The Big Bang Theory
Chuck Lorre says there’s been talk about creating an adult version of Georgie, Sheldon’s older brother. And he says to see Billy Sparks on The Big Bang Theory “would be a thrill if we get that right.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 6:16PM EST
Mom books Kristin Chenoweth
Chenoweth's guest appearance will reunite her with former West Wing co-star Allison Janney. "She plays a spiritual advisor to Jaime Pressly's Jill," says executive producer Chuck Lorre. "It's not a healthy relationship; it's a bit of a con. But she plays something of a guru."
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
CBS’ Les Moonves on Young Sheldon: “It was the quickest pitch and the quickest yes in the history of television”
“Chuck (Lorre) said, ‘Sheldon, East Texas, 9 years old.’ I said, ‘Done!’” Moonves says of The Big Bang Theory spinoff. But not everybody was initially on board. Jim Parsons, who is serving as an executive producer, worried about the show’s lack of a studio audience, which was intended to make it easier on the young stars. “When I first heard it, I was like, ‘Oh no! Why!’” says Parsons. “I just thought, ‘But y’all are so gifted at that multicam format.”
Posted Monday 8/28/17 at 12:43PM EDT
Netflix’s Disjoined used fake marijuana ads so that it would feel more like a network sitcom
“We were doing a multicam on Netflix, and I wanted to shake some things up, with Chuck (Lorre)’s permission,” says co-creator David Javerbaum. “One of them was, I thought, people are used to watching this thing with ads — let’s come up with fake ads. It will make the shoot more ambitious, but let’s do it. I thought it would be funny to have marijuana-themed ads in the middle of the show.”
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are headed to Netflix for a Chuck Lorre comedy
In The Kominsky Method, Douglas will play a legendary Hollywood acting coach and Arkin will play his friend.