Thesp Jim Parsons will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award for his role as theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Parsons’ work on the CBS laffer has earned him an Emmy nomination and a Television Critics Assn. Award, among other kudos.
The NAB laurel, now in its second year, was established by the National Assn. of Broadcasters to honor significant breakthroughs in television. Kelsey Grammer was lauded last year.
Parsons will accept the award at the NAB confab’s Television Luncheon on April 12 at the Las Vegas Hilton. The NAB’s annual conference and exhibition runs April 10-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.