The Big Bang Theory Spin-Off Casts Young Sheldon and His Mother

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CBS is actively looking at ways to extend The Big Bang Theory franchise, and their first stab at a spin-off comes in the form of Sheldon.

The potential series would be a prequel and would The series would focus on Sheldon growing up as a smart child in Texas. 

The show has been ordered to pilot, and we could not be more excited. Considering the series is about Sheldon, what the heck could go wrong?

Iain Armitage Pic

We are now hearing that Iain Armitage is eyed for the lead role of Sheldon. If you're a fan of HBO series, you probably already know that Armitage is starring as Ziggy Chapman on Big Little Lies

The 8-year-old is playing the son of Shailene Woodley's character on the miniseries that centers on a group of women who become friends under the most random of circumstances. 

Yes, there's murder, but through two episodes, we have no idea whether any of them are the victim.

Zoe Perry

In addition to Armitage, Zoe Perry is in talks to play Mary Cooper/

Fun fact: Perry's real-life mother, Laurie Metcalfe plays the character on the parent series. 

According to Variety, the series is likely to include 13 episodes for Season 1, but it will need to get through the filming process to see if the show works. 

Perry most recently starred on Disney Channel's Live & Maddie. 

Zoe Perry and Laurie Metcalfe

With The Big Bang Theory cast allegedly in talks to sign two-season deals for the show, CBS will no doubt be looking at this as an opportunity to find a successor to the hit series. 

Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on the parent series will be involved as a producer on the potential offshoot. 

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It was reported earlier this week that Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg could be taking pay cuts to allow Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch salary increases.

What do you think about this potential new series?

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TBBT Quotes

Leonard: Lobster traps?
Sheldon: Yes. That's how Velma and Scooby smuggled Shaggy into the old lighthouse.

Raj: Okay, here's another one: if a zombie bites a vampire, and the vampire bites a human, does the human become a vampire or a zombie? Or, a zompire?