‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Signs Production and Talent Holding Deal With Warner Bros TV

Chuck Lorre vet Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught joins Bialik’s Sad Clown as head of development

Last Updated: August 20, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Warner Bros. TV is keeping another “Big Bang Theory” star in the fold, signing an exclusive two-year production overall deal with Mayim Bialik, that includes a talent holding provision.

The overall deal is with Bialik’s newly-launched production company, Sad Clown Productions, which is bringing over Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught from Chuck Lorre Productions to serve as head of development. Lorre is co-creator of “Big Bang Theory,” which Vaught oversaw during her decade tenure with the company.

Vaught will be responsible for developing and producing projects for broadcast, cable, on-demand/streaming and digital platforms via WBTVG divisions such as Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation and digital venture Blue Ribbon Content.

“WB has been my creative home for over a decade and I’m thrilled to be continuing my relationship with them as I develop projects as an actor and a producer,” Bialik said. “After working with Mackenzie during my entire time at ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ I have grown to respect and value her humor, candor, intelligence, and professionalism. There’s no one else I would rather start this new phase of my career with than Mackenzie and I can’t wait to start showing what we can do together!”

Bialik’s deal with Warner Bros. follows a similar deal the studio signed with her “Big Bang Theory” co-star Kaley Cuoco. That was a multi-year overall deal that included a talent holding agreement. First under the deal will be the hour-long drama “The Flight Attendant,” which Cuoco will star in and produce for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

Deadline first reported on Bialik’s deal.