The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons is set to embark in another field of the entertainment industry – radio hosting.
Parsons has inked a deal to host a weekly political radio show, titled Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics, in SiriusXM. The live one-hour show will run for six weeks on Andy Cohen’s channel, Radio Andy.
SiriusXM said in a statement that the show will feature Parsons breaking down the political climate of the day while exploring how U.S. citizens can become better participants in the government system. During the show, Parsons will take calls from listeners and will also speak to experts on politics and world affairs.
Parsons, who described himself as a news junkie, has been grateful for the new gig and said, “I am looking forward to the thrill of hosting a live radio program on SiriusXM … I am excited to sit down and connect with some experts in our government system — from professors to authors — to really get a better idea of what goes on in Washington, D.C.,” he said.
“Jim is the perfect addition to Radio Andy. His voice, humor, and intellect are exactly what we need starting on Inauguration Day!,” Cohen said.
Jim Parsons’ Future in Big Bang Theory
With a new radio show coming, many are asking if Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) will still appear in The Big Bang Theory season 11.
CBS has yet to renew the award-winning comedy show for another season. Parsons’ new contract, along with the other stars of the show, has not been signed as well. TBBT is already midway through season 10 without new deals for Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch.
Although the highly-anticipated TTBT season 11 has not been renewed, Parsons is not running out of projects to do. He is set to do a TBBT prequel, not as a star but as an executive producer. He is also producing another show, called Lance 2.0, and currently stars in the new film, Hidden Figures.
Don’t forget to listen on Parsons radio show which is set to debut on Inauguration Day (Jan. 20) at 7 p.m. ET/4 P.M. ET in SiriusXM.
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