According to The Hollywood Reporter, Two and a Half Men co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre is teaming with CBS for a new comedy. CBS has given a pilot order to The Big Bang Theory, a half-hour from Lorre and Bill Prady to be produced by Warner Bros. TV where Lorre is under an overall deal.

The project, named after one of the most popular theories on the origin of the universe, centers on two brilliant theoretical physicists who meet a woman who shows them how little they know about real life. Prady, who had worked on Lorre's previous hit comedy series, ABC's Dharma & Greg, approached Lorre about a possible collaboration in November. Working nights and weekends, the two shaped up the concept and penned the script for Theory.

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