The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is solidifying his ties with CBS as a producer. The network has bought single-camera comedy The Year of Living Biblically, written by Patrick Walsh (2 Broke Girls), which Galecki executive produces through his Warner Bros TV-based Alcide Bava Prods.
The comedy, which drew interest from multiple networks, is based on the A.J. Jacobs’ bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically, which Alcide Bava and WBTV acquired in December. The project centers on a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live according to the Bible.
Galecki executive produces Year of Living Biblically with Walsh, Spencer Medof as well as Alcide Bava VP Andrew Haas, who was instrumental in bringing The Year of Living Biblically to the company. The book had been under option at Paramount Pictures with Plan B producing. Producer Medoff had procured the rights and approached his friend Haas about turning the book into a TV series.
Walsh is a comedic writer-performer who got his start on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He currently is a co-executive producer on the CBS/WBTV comedy series 2 Broke Girls and a consulting producer on the upcoming Judd Apatow-Pete Holmes HBO series Crashing. He will also return this fall to Drunk History on Comedy Central as a storyteller. Walsh is repped by UTA and the law firm Ginsburg Daniels.
In its first development season last year, Alcide Bava also sold a comedy project to CBS, a multi-camera sitcom from writer Scott King. Galecki is repped by Management 360 and WME. The Year of Living Biblically is repped by ICM Partners.