Attack of the clones

TV’s highest paid gay man is about to get a Mini-Me

Jim Parsons isn’t just the highest paid gay actor on television, he’s the highest paid actor on TV, period. To the tune of $25.5 million in 2016.

People really, really like The Big Bang Theory — it’s one of life’s great unexplained mysteries.

The show has been on the air for an impressive 10 seasons, and now the BBT universe will expand into a look at Parsons’ character, Sheldon Cooper, in his formative years.

Young Sheldon, the aptly named spinoff series set to premiere in the 2017-18 season on CBS, will follow the trials and tribulations of 9-year-old Sheldon, played by Iain Armitage (who currently stars in HBO’s Big Little Lies as Shailene Woodley’s on-screen son).

Parsons will narrate as adult-Sheldon, and the whole thing just sounds like a total hoot.

Because everybody loves a spin-off, as evidenced by the below opening credits to Joey, the Friends spin-off you totally forgot existed (for good reason):

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  • blackhook

    Thankfully Big Bang Theory has a laugh track to let us know it’s a comedy!

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Oh, what a surprise – someone else who’s not bright enough to understand The Big Bang Theory! Btw, it’s filmed in front of a live audience. “Laugh tracks” went out half a century ago with Gilligan’s Island.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Aww, poor thing. Were you one of those kind who waited after school to beat up the smart kids and now pray they never pay attention to whose cleaning and mopping their offices and bathrooms at night when they work late?

    • Sluggo2007

      @Bob LeBlah – Good one! Three snaps in a circle!!!

  • Black Pegasus

    Never watched a single episode. But good for him.

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