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Jim Parson's 'Big Bang Theory' character Sheldon to get spin-off TV show

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. (Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. (Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Jim Parsons’ Big Bang Theory character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, has just landed a spin-off.

The Emmy-winning actor will executive produce the comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and the pilot, which will focus on the science geek as a kid growing up in Texas, will be written by Big Bang co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady.

News of the potential series comes as The Big Bang Theory completes its 10th season on TV. The show has not yet been renewed but members of the cast, including Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are negotiating new contracts, according to the report.

Cuoco, Galecki and Parsons are currently paid approximately $1 million per episode.