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Jim Parsons Developing NBC Comedy About Gay Inn Owners

The sitcom, based on a true story, may be the "Big Bang Theory" star's next project.

When one door bangs shut, sometimes another inn door opens.

NBC is developing The Inn Crowd, a multi-camera comedy about a gay couple who challenge the residents of a small town when they open an inn, Deadline reports.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and husband Todd Spiewak’s That’s Wonderful Productions is spearheaded the project alongside Young & Hungry creator David Holden and Warner Bros.

The show is based on The Inn Crowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz’s 1999 New Yorker article about the Inn at Little Washington, a Virginia business owned by Patrick O’Connell and Reinhardt Lynch.

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According to Deadline, the inn “gets the small town in the rural, low-income county split over whether to support O’Connell and Lynch’s successful business, which is attracting big-name celebrities, or oppose the duo’s ambitious expansion plans.”

It was announced last month that The Big Bang Theory will end with its 12th season finale, set to air in May 2019. Parsons, who recently ended his run in Broadway’s The Boys in the Band, reportedly walked away from a CBS deal worth more than $50 million.

That’s Wonderful recently produced A Kid Like Jake, which starred Parsons as the father of a “gender-expansive” child. The company has also optioned the film rights to Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, Michael Ausiello’s book about his husband’s cancer battle, with Parsons attached to star in the adaptation.

Parsons married Spiewak, his partner of 14 years, last spring.

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