Warner Bros. TV is keeping another “Big Bang Theory” creative in the fold, signing Steve Holland to a multi-year overall deal.
Holland has served as the day-to-day showrunner for the longrunning CBS comedy for the last two seasons. He joined “Big Bang” before its third season and rose through the ranks, becoming an executive producer by season nine. He has been at the helm of the series the last seasons, working with co-creator Chuck Lorre and executive producer/former showrunner Steve Molaro.
Holland has co-written a bunch of “Big Bang” episodes, including the Season 11 finale featuring the wedding of Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons). “The Big Bang Theory” will end its run after its current 12th season. When the series ends in May, it will finish as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with 279 episodes.
“The Big Bang Theory” first debuted in 2007 and has garnered 52 Emmy nominations — winning 10 of them — and seven Golden Globe nominations. Jim Parsons himself took home four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, his most recent win in 2014. The show has consistently been among the most-watched programs on television and has often been used by CBS as a launching pad for new shows.
The final season included a crossover of sorts from its spinoff “Young Sheldon,” when Iain Armitage (a young version of Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper), Lance Barber (Sheldon’s dad, George) and Montana Jordan (Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie) all made an appearance courtesy of an old VHS tape.