The Big Bang Theory sitcom may be ending but the character of Sheldon Cooper will be on CBS for at least a couple more years. CBS has renewed their Young Sheldon TV show for two more cycles — season three (2019-20 season) and season four (2020-21 season).
A prequel to Big Bang Theory, the show is currently the network’s second-highest rated shows in the 18-49 demographic and sits in third place in viewers. It will be interesting to see how Young Sheldon fares next fall when it doesn’t have Big Bang Theory as a lead-in.
Here’s the renewal announcement from CBS:
CBS RENEWS “YOUNG SHELDON” FOR TWO ADDITIONAL SEASONS
CBS announced today that it has renewed hit sophomore comedy YOUNG SHELDON for two additional years, beginning with the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
“Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, YOUNG SHELDON has been a powerful performer for the Network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming: “The Coopers are portrayed by an amazing cast, and we are looking forward to having the gifted writing staff mine even more of Sheldon’s hilarious backstory and the warm family dynamic that has made this comedy a favorite with audiences for the past two seasons.”
YOUNG SHELDON is television’s #2 most-watched comedy, behind only its lead-in and precursor, THE BIG BANG THEORY. The series averages over 14.5 million viewers each week. It stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are the executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
What do you think? Do you enjoy the Young Sheldon TV show on CBS? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for season three and season four?