Jim Parsons will star in a new sitcom in a new role. He may be ditching his Sheldon Lee Cooper character in The Big Bang Theory for this new project.
Jim Parsons has played the role of socially awkward comic book geek Sheldon Lee Cooper in the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The show has been running for the past 10 years. It is still one of the highly rated shows at present. There were speculations that for the 11th season, one main character won’t be coming back and fans wait impatiently as to who that may be.
Rumor says that Parsons will not be a part of the sitcom any longer because of his schedule. He is busy with various projects, such as being the executive producer of Lakeside VA at ABC, along with work in the Terranauts for CW and The Monarch Is Going To Sh*t at Freeform.
Parsons is also set to be the executive producer in a show entitled Lance 2.0. This is a single-camera comedy. The story is about a couple who deals with the aftermath of an accident which changes the boyfriend’s personality and causes him to lose impulse control, Metro says.
According to Variety, the 43-year-old actor will be working alongside Todd Spiewak and Alex McAulay who wrote the show.
Parsons has several projects at hand. But this is not the last time we will encounter Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory will air a spin-off which will focus on Sheldon. However, the spin-off will not mainly feature the actor Jim Parsons himself. Rather, it will follow the life of a young Sheldon Lee Cooper as a 12-year-old genius. CBS has not revealed any more details.
The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for its 11th season which will air in September 2017.