“The Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg is helping CBS get into the spy game and expanding his producing resume.
The network is developing the multi-camera workplace comedy “Need to Know,” set in the secret training-video department of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Scott Weinger (“Black-ish”) and Zach Ayers (“State of Affairs”) are writing the project; Weinger is an executive producer, and Ayers is a co-executive producer. Helberg executive produces with wife Jocelyn Towne.
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The show is a co-production from Wildline Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
Helberg has portrayed Howard Wolowitz on CBS’ hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” since its September 2007 premiere.