It all started with a "Big Bang," indeed! CBS has pegged two cast members of the nerd-comedy "The Big Bang Theory" to develop a sitcom pilot of their own, The Hollywood Reporter stated today.
Actors Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie will write and executive produce a multi-camera comedy that is said to be loosely based on Bowie's own life. The ensemble sitcom will focus on a recent divorcee who escapes seven years of marital "incarceration" and reunites with his college friends.
The series, entitled "Second Coming of Rob," will be the duo's second attempt at series development. Fox signed the pair to put together another multicamera sitcom for the network, "The Ever After Part" which revolves around a hip couple going to extremes in support of their ambitious daughter.
Bowie plays the Elmer Fudd-voiced rival university co-worker of Sheldon and the "Big Bang" crew, Barry Kripke. Sussman is Stuart, the affable but equally socially incompetent owner of the comic book store the group frequents. The actors have been featured in guest roles in a number of other series, most recently Bowie appeared on ABC's "Happy Endings" and Sussman on Showtime's "Weeds."
The news comes just a week after Sussman was upgraded to series regular on the CBS hit. Obviously, executives have their Eye on the actor to do big things with the network in the future.