With The Big Bang Theory season 11 getting set to officially begin production, there is a major change coming at the top.
With recent showrunner Steve Molaro moving over to the prequel series Young Sheldon, the long-running sitcom (and the highest-rated comedy on the air) is going to have a new creative voice at the top of the pyramid in Steve Holland. Holland is no stranger to the series, having joined it all the way back in season 3. He recently served as an executive producer on the series, so he’s been groomed for this spot leading the writers’ room for a rather long time.
Per Deadline, Molaro and Chuck Lorre are going to continue to oversee operations on the show while Holland works on running the show day-to-day. Given that this show is such a well-oiled machine with more than 200 installments in the can, there won’t be all that much of a dramatic turnaround that takes place as a result of this. Everything will continue on just as you would expect in terms of crafting story and filming episodes.
As for what is coming in terms of the story of this season, there could be quite a number of things. For example, Sheldon and Amy have to figure out what to do in the aftermath of his proposal — she may say yes in the moment, but the kiss that Ramona planted on Sheldon is something that probably will come up at some point. Meanwhile, the time feels right for a strong arc for Raj, or maybe even a love interest for Stuart depending on just how much of him we end up getting to see this coming season. We want to see these two guys get more of an opportunity to shine after being on the backburner for a while.
One other question may be whether or not the show plans to write in Melissa Rauch’s pregnancy into the show or film the show around it. Either way, the Bernadette character will likely be gone for part of the season so there will also need to be something done to prepare for that.
In general, we do think that there is a lot of Big Bang Theory story still left to tell, especially with the Young Sheldon series opening up some story threads that have not really been a significant part of the main show — including some members of Sheldon’s family that have not been seen much over the years. Could this be an opportunity to bring his siblings more into the flagship show? We would certainly like to see that.
What are some of your anticipations at the moment for The Big Bang Theory season 11, and are you fine with any more creative changes behind the scenes?
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