‘Big Bang Theory’ star creates TV show about real prodigies

“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons.

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It’s looking like the TV show “The Big Bang Theory” may become a reality series, of sorts.

Jim Parsons, one of the show’s geek protagonists, is working on creating a television series that profiles real-life young geniuses, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be based on a YouTube show by the THNKR channel called “Prodigies.”

“I knew within a few minutes of viewing my first episode of ‘Prodigies’ that I wanted to be a part of the team bringing the digital series to a wider audience via television, spending time with these geniuses, these children, soaring and struggling with their gifts and their talents is inspiring and entertaining in a way that great television is,” Parsons said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “‘Prodigies’ reveals something about the human spirit with such joy and insight, which is why it achieved such a passionate following on the Internet.”

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