Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik to re-team for new Fox sitcom

Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik to re-team for new Fox sitcom
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“The Big Bang Theory” alums Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik are reuniting ina new multi-cam comedy series for Fox.

“Carla” has been given a series order by Fox with Bialik set to executive produce along with Parsons. The former is also attached to star in the series based on the BBC’s “Miranda” which stars British comedian Miranda Hart. Playing the titular Carla, Bialik will take on the role of a 39-year-old struggling to prove that having everything doesn’t necessarily make you happy — a concept that her mother and society don’t exactly take to. Using the money her parents saved for her wedding, she opens a Cat Café in Louisville, Kentucky to prove her point.

The comedy series is slated for a US fall launch in 2020.

Fox managed to acquire the series in a highly competitive landscape, as per Variety. After all, Parsons and Bialik as Big Bang Theory alums were part of one of television’s most-watched shows. The show ended its 12-season run earlier this year with its final episode alone drawing more than 25 million in audiences according to Nielsen Live+7’s ratings.

Writing the series is Darlene Hunt who will also executive produce along with Bialik’s Sad Clown banner. Serving as EP from That’s Wonderful Productions is Parsons together with Todd Spiewak. BBC Studios will also play a hand in the series with Angie Stephenson and Hart to executive produce. A co-production between Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment will back the series.

“‘Carla’ is an unapologetically big, broad multi-cam with a strong female point-of-view, pushing the format in a way that will be distinctive,” President of Fox Entertainment Michael Thorn tells Variety.

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