A pilot for a new CBS sitcom that features a fictional version of comedian Dave Grohl could be in the works, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The pilot, which is set in the same universe as The Big Bang theory, could be coming out this fall.
CBS Entertainment president Leslie Moonves was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to discuss the potential of a new pilot for the comedy.
“The Big Boom Theory is in development.
It’s an idea that we have been exploring with Amy Pascal and her creative team, which includes her two kids,” Moonves said.
“They’ve had a conversation with CBS and they have decided that the pilot they’re going to be shooting will be a new show that has the comedic side to it.”
Moonves added, “There are some very good things to come from that, so we’re very excited to see it.”
The Big Boom theory was first written in the late 1990s by Grohl.
It follows Grohl’s son Tyler, a former professional wrestler, who travels the world and comes to a realization that his father was killed by a drunk driver.
Tyler ends up meeting his father’s former boss and longtime friend, Dave Grohn.
Grohl died of a heart attack at the age of 38 in 2016.
The new show is expected to premiere in 2018.
A source close to Pascal told The Hollywood Reporter that CBS has been in talks with Pascal’s production company about a pilot, and that it’s possible that it could be filmed before the 2019-2020 TV season.
“I know they’re working on something.
I know they want to shoot the pilot before the season,” the source told THR.
“But they’re also looking for a long-term commitment from CBS, because it’s an opportunity to work with a company that they’ve been very impressed with.”