Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak have been together for more than a decade, long before Parsons landed his starring role on The Big Bang Theory. Since he has become a public figure, and his personal life has become of more interest to fans, Parsons has fielded questions about how his family is developing. In the Spring of 2014, Ellen DeGeneres notoriously pressured Jim to get married because, as Us Weekly quoted the comedian, “it gets better when you’re married, it really does.” Referencing Parsons and Spiewak’s long relationship, DeGeneres said, “eleven years is enough time to know!”
Now Deadline is reporting Todd and Jim have a baby-related project on the way, but it’s in their professional lives. Spiewak and Parsons run That’s Wonderful productions and have recently partnered with actor and writer Marisa Coughlan to produce a new family comedy for CBS. The comedy, as yet unnamed, is based on the life of writer and blogger Alyssa Shelasky. It revolves around a woman who decides to become a single mother as she nears 40. Her wacky family members all live in her building. The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons’ successful sitcom, also airs on CBS.
Marisa Coughlan wrote and produced the television movie Lost and Found in 2011. She’s been a recognizable face on television for a number of years, including stints on Bones, Side Order of Life, Boston Legal and Wasteland. She will write for the new series and collaborate with Shelasky on the story.
Perhaps a taste of the new comedy might come from Shelasky’s blog. She wrote at the end of 2013 about making changes in her life.
“As 2013 winds down, I am confronting the things I normally brush off as uptight and un-fun (ambitions, motherhood, money, my future), and enjoying the process of, ya know, dealing with reality. It’s not so scary after all — not when you’re ready.”
Shelasky, like Parsons and Spiewak, is a New Yorker. The couple invested in some high-priced real estate last year, as Inquisitr previously reported. They live in the Tony Gramercy Park neighborhood and purchased adjoining condos in an elite building.
But despite his New York home, Parsons has not forgotten his roots. Like Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons is from Texas. On Sunday, the Human Rights Campaign reported that the Big Bang Theory star has lent his name to the campaign to pass a human rights ordinance in his home town of Houston. The ordinance protects individuals against discrimination on the basis of a number of characteristics, including race, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in employment and housing, according to the HRC.
In an email to people in Houston, Parsons outlined why he supported the ordinance.
“My roots in Houston run deep and I still have family and many friends who live there so, even though I can’t vote in this upcoming election, the outcome of this particular issue will still have an effect on me and the ones that I love.”
He then urged people to vote yes on Proposition 1.
Fans of The Big Bang Theory can next see a new episode on Thursday, November 5, as the show resumes its regular schedule. As Inquisitr previously reported, his character of Sheldon Cooper might be on the search for a new girlfriend in an upcoming episode, as Amy Farrah Fowler starts dating again after their break up.
The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS.
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