LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Although "Big Bang Theory" is still the top-rated comedy on television, executives at CBS and Warner Brothers are already looking toward the future -- a future that keeps a connection to the hit series.
The brains behind the show are the same as "Big Bang Theory" -- co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Brady, and showrunner Steve Molaro -- but none of the stars of the current show are expected to be involved with the new series, should it happen, aside from Parsons who may executive produce.
The concept is "Malcolm in the Middle"-style in tone and would be built around Cooper's childhood in Texas, which is often referenced on the show.
"Big Bang Theory" is currently under negotiations to extend its contract another two or three years, but its creators say as long as people want to make the show and it has an audience, they'll keep producing it.
"We are very confident that everyone involved wants more Big Bang past year 10 and I know Warner Bros. will make those deals," Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said in August. "We'll put it on for as long as everyone wants Big Bang on the air. I hope it lasts forever."