If you can’t get enough of Sheldon Cooper, then we have some good news for you. After recently placing a full season order of The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon, CBS has now renewed the show for season two as well. The show already made a huge impact, becoming the most watched new sitcom in the last decade on any network, and being currently the most watched comedy TV show after The Big Bang Theory. The pilot episode of Young Sheldon was also the most watched TV show premiere on CBS since 2011, attracting 17.2 million viewers.
“Young Sheldon has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air.” said CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl “While the show’s DNA is clearly rooted in The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon has staked out its own place in the TV universe with a unique creative tone, brilliant writing, and a gifted multi-generational cast. We can’t wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older… and smarter.”
Young Sheldon is the prequel to The Big Bang Theory and focuses on 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper growing up in Texas. The show stars Iain Armitage in the titular role, with Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, and Annie Potts joining the cast. Jim Parsons, who portrays Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, serves as a narrator. Parsons was also the one to come up with the idea of a prequel story for his character, which was then turned into a pilot by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The pilot was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), who also serves as an executive producer.
CBS also renewed The Big Bang Theory for two more season in March 2017 which means that the show will air at least until 2020.