18.05.2021

Get to Know Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons’s Other Half of Almost 20 Years

Todd holds a BFA in graphic design from Boston University and worked on campaigns with notable brands like American Express, Barnes & Noble, and The New York Times. In the years since Todd and Jim have been together, Todd has moved into the TV industry, and his most notable project is as executive producer for the show Young Sheldon. He and Jim also own their own production company called That’s Wonderful Productions that they started in 2015.

Jim Parsons, known for his award-winning role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, has an equally talented and equally low-key other half as his biggest cheerleader: his husband, Todd Spiewak. Todd, who is an Emmy-nominated producer himself, met Jim back in 2002 on a blind date. At the time, Todd was working as a graphic designer in the advertising industry, and he and Jim hit it off on their karaoke date.

As a couple, Jim and Todd remain pretty private about their lives, even forbidding cell phones at their wedding in 2017. They wed at New York City’s famed Rainbow Room in May of that year after Jim had dealt with fielding questions for years about whether or not the two would get married. The couple do show up on red carpets together from time to time, especially to support organizations they care about, like GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, which honored them both with the Inspiration Award in 2013. Check out some of the other events the two have gone to together in the gallery ahead.

Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club Reboot Is Coming in July; Are You Ready?

We couldn’t have been more excited when Netflix announced it would be rebooting The Baby-Sitters Club. After a long year of waiting and an amazing re-creation of the famous book cover, we’ve finally been given a release date: July 3. The 10-episode series will follow five friends (and a few others) as they decide to start a babysitting service in the town of Stoneybrook. Instead of being set in the ’90s like the original, the reboot has been updated for present day in order to tackle modern-day issues.

The Baby-Sitters Club

The new series stars Sophie Grace as athlete and club president Kristy Thomas, Malia Baker as bookworm and secretary Mary Anne Spier, Shay Rudolph as fashionista and treasurer Stacey McGill, Momona Tamada as artist and vice president Claudia Kishi, and Xochitl Gomez as new girl Dawn Schafer. No need to worry about missing out on the nostalgia factor, as Alicia Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer aka Kristy Thomas’s mother.

Although the teaser doesn’t give away too much, you can bet it’s going to stay true to the series you remember (hello, there’s a clear phone) while also keeping things fresh and fun. Watch the teaser below for a sneak peek into what the gang’s “clubhouse” will look like, and prepare to binge when it all goes down on July 3.

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