It’s been a hot minute since The Big Bang Theory ended its historic run, and we’ve all been keeping a close watch on the cast to see what they might do next. And while we still aren’t any closer to a potential spin-off or another prequel series (we see you, Young Sheldon), we do know what Kaley Cuoco is returning to TV even sooner than we thought.
We recently shared the exciting news that Cuoco signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group and was going to front thriller The Flight Attendant, but expect to see her name in the credits before that show airs in 2020.
At the summer Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday morning in Los Angeles, CBS entertainment bosses revealed they’re going ahead with a new comedy from Kuoco’s company, Yes, Norman Productions. Pretty stars Santina Muha (One Day At a Time) as a woman who moves from New Jersey to L.A. to find love and tries to become the next Oprah. Obviously that’s no easy task, which is where the comedy comes in.
Sadly, Cuoco won’t to star in the show (of course we’d always take a good guest spot), but we do know that Lindsey Kraft (Getting On) has also signed on. She and Muha wrote the original story and Kraft penned the actual teleplay.
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Of course this is far from Cuoco’s only project right now. The actress has been in hot demand since Big Bang ended in May, and is also producing and starring in DC Universe’s upcoming animated series Harley Quinn alongside Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader, Ron Funches, Tony Hale and Jason Alexander.
“I love going in the booth and screaming and cussing for two straight hours, it’s been a blast. I usually do that alone in my bedroom, so I’ve been able to experience that in a whole other way,” Cuoco said at an earlier TCA session for the series. “She’s nuts. But she’s also fun, and she loves Starbucks, and her girlfriends, which is great. She’s very real.”
“It’s just a whole new take on it, and the cast is fantastic and I knew it would be a blast and it has absolutely held up to that. I was able to come on it as a producer with my company, and that was a big deal for us too. Being able to partner on this and put our input in has been a new experience for me, and this has been a great beginning.”
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No matter where Cuoco winds up next though—on screen or off—at least we know we can always count on her for her strong opinions on America’s “loveliest” franchise, The Bachelor. Cuoco guested on Lights Out with David Spade on Wednesday night, when she made her feelings on this week’s finale of The Bachelorette quite clear.
“Ugh, it was so hard,” Cuoco said when Spade brought up Hannah Brown choosing Jed Wyatt over Tyler Cameron. “When [Jed] sang his proposal to [Hannah] I just… It was brutal. It was rough. It was so obvious who the right choice was, too.”
Later, when Bachelor host Chris Harrison joined the panel, Cuoco asked him what we’ve all been wondering for years.
“I have a real question; What is the condom budget on the show?” she asked.
Oh Kaley, we’ve missed you.