Talk about starting off with a bang! CBS has issued a full season one order to its new Young Sheldon TV show. A prequel to The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon just premiered on Monday, September 25th. The Tiffany Network has not released an updated count, but it should be in the neighborhood of 22 episodes. Don’t panic if you don’t see it on the air, for a while. The first season of Young Sheldon is scheduled to resume in November.
A single-camera comedy, Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper. The CBS cast also includes Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, and Raegan Revord, with Jim Parsons narrating. The sitcom kicks off in 1989 and centers on the title character, when he was just a nine-year-old boy, surviving childhood in an East Texas outpost that he doesn’t quite “get,” and which doesn’t quite “get” him.
Learn more about Young Sheldon, including its blockbuster season one premiere ratings, from this CBS press release.
“YOUNG SHELDON” RECEIVES FULL-SEASON ORDER FOR 2017/18 BROADCAST SEASON
CBS has given a full season order to new comedy series YOUNG SHELDON, which premiered Monday night, Sept. 25. YOUNG SHELDON was the most watched comedy premiere on any network since 2011, averaging 17.21m viewers, and 3.8 in adults 18-49, the highest rating for any new comedy since 2013. In addition, it retained 98% of its THE BIG BANG THEORY viewer lead-in, 93% in adults 18-49 and 95% in adults 25-54, the best retention percentages for any new comedy following an original episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Following its special Monday night broadcast this week, YOUNG SHELDON now moves to its regular time period on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 PM, following THE BIG BANG THEORY.
YOUNG SHELDON stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and the voice of Jim Parsons. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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