Newswire: Big Bang Theory prequel in the works, will tell Sheldon’s origin story

You know what this world needs more of? Sheldon Cooper. Ah, yes, CBS has decided that there isn’t enough Bazinga in the universe. Deadline reports that the network is in early negotiations for a Big Bang Theory spinoff titled Sheldon, centered on the Jim Parsons character. So if you already felt a looming sense of doom brought upon by Election Day’s imminence, CBS is here to stoke the flame of your dread with this news.

Sheldon is very hush hush for the moment, begging the question: Who cares? But Nellie Andreeva from Deadline is on it, noting that she has heard whispers that the series will be a prequel, “described as a Malcolm In the Middle-esque single-camera family comedy centered on the child prodigy Sheldon character at age 12.” So, The Big Bang Theory‘s universe will expand to single-cam territory, which is a rather strange development …

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