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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Simon Helberg to Produce CIA Comedy in Development at CBS

“Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg has signed on to executive produce a multi-camera comedy in development at CBSVariety has learned.

Titled “Need to Know,” the series is described as a workplace ensemble set in the top secret training video department at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Scott Weinger and Zach Ayers will serve as writers on the project, with Weinger executive producing and Ayers co-executive producing. Helberg will executive produce under his Wildline Entertainment banner, with Wildline’s Jocelyn Towne also executive producing. Wildline will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, which also produces “Big Bang Theory.”

Helberg is best known for playing Howard Wolowitz in “Big Bang Theory,” which recently premiered its eleventh season. He has previously produced the films “We’ll Never Have Paris”–which he also wrote– and “I Am I,” in addition to co-creating and executive producing the series “Derek and Simon: The Show.”

Weinger has primarily worked as an actor throughout his career. He voiced Aladdin the hit 1992 Disney film of the same name in addition to its various sequels and the animated series.  He also played Steve Hale in “Full House” and the Netflix continuation “Fuller House.” On the writing and producing side, he has worked on shows such as “The Muppets,” “Galavant,” and “Black-ish” in recent years.

Ayers has previously written for shows like “Team Toon” and “State of Affairs.”

Helberg is repped by UTA and MGMT. Entertainment. Weinger is repped by UTA. Ayers is repped by ICM and Echo Lake Entertainment.


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