Chuck Lorre expanding beyond ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Two and a Half Men’
Chuck Lorre is turning out to be a rather busy man. Some of his public feuds aside (which have to be rather time-consuming in their own right), the man is responsible for being an executive producer and a showrunner on three separate comedies already in “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Mike & Molly.” Now, he is already looking to add a fourth one to his resume.
According to a new report from Deadline, CBS has already given a pilot production order to a series entitled “Mom,” which Lorre is developing with the help of “Two and a Half Men” executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and also the story editor Gemma Baker. The story basically revolves around a single mom who is trying to rebuild her life and maintain her sobriety while adjusting to life in Napa Valley.
This is in some ways a return to form to some of Lorre’s older days in comedy, when he ran shows starring female leads in “Sybil” and “Grace Under Fire.” The closest thing he has to that now is “Mike & Molly” with Melissa McCarthy. While it is still far too early to tell as to whether or not this show will be picked up for a 13-episode order, CBS is very high on the project (and could potentially be looking to turn their network into a Lorre empire). It is possible that “Two and a Half Men” could be back for an 11th season, and with that he could feasibly have four shows on television at the same time.
Would you be down with another show from Lorre on the air? If you want to check out some scoop from the upcoming Christmas episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” you can do so over at the link here.