January 19, 2020

Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons Re-Team For Fox Series

Jim Parson and Mayim Bialik. Photo by Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment

“The Big Bang” theory ended in May, but stars Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons, who played married couple Amy and Sheldon, are continuing their partnership off screen. Bialik will star in the new Fox sitcom “Carla,” which she will executive produce with Parsons.

The series is based on the popular BBC comedy “Miranda,” which ran for three seasons in the UK. It’s about a quirky, awkward 39-year-old woman who opens a Cat Café with the money her parents intended for her wedding— much to the disappointment of her mother, who desperately wants her to find a husband. It’s projected to premiere in fall 2020.

Bialik is also set to write and direct the movie “As Sick as They Made Us,” a comedy-drama based on her personal experience with mental illness in her family. It centers on a divorced mother who struggles with her relationships with her mother and brother after her father’s death.

“Growing up surrounded by mental illness is not something that is easy to write about, nor is it easy to live through,” Bialik told Deadline. “The challenges ripple out into the lives of children immersed in these families even as they try to make their own lives apart from the challenges they grew up with. After my father’s passing four and a half years ago, I decided to explore the complexity of mental illness and familial responsibility—especially as it falls on women–as well as to highlight the redemptive nature of a family’s love as they navigate death and continue to live life on their own terms.”

Meanwhile, the new Warner Media streaming service HBO Max has announced that all 12 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” will be available when it launches next spring.