Bazinga! CBS has given their new Big Bang Theory prequel series, Young Sheldon, an early second season renewal for the 2018-19 season. Thanks in part to having The Big Bang Theory as a lead-in, the single-camera comedy has been averaging a 2.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.78 million viewers. It’s CBS’ second-highest rated series in the coveted demographic.
Season two of Young Sheldon is expected to premiere Fall 2018. The first season resumed on January 4th. Here’s the CBS press release about the renewal:
CBS PICKS UP THE #1 NEW COMEDY “YOUNG SHELDON” FOR 2018-2019 BROADCAST SEASON
Most-Watched New Comedy on Any Network in 18 Years
CBS announced today that the hit freshman comedy YOUNG SHELDON is the Network’s first renewal for the 2018-2019 broadcast season.
“YOUNG SHELDON has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “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 #1 new comedy in viewers (16.17m), adults 18-49 (3.3) and adults 25-54 (4.9), and is the #2 comedy in all of television (behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY). It has the best retention for any show ever out of THE BIG BANG THEORY and has the best delivery of any new comedy on any network since the 1999-2000 television season.
The half-hour, single-camera comedy series, which stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan and the voice of Jim Parsons, follows THE BIG BANG THEORY’S Sheldon Cooper (Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in east Texas and going to high school.
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. YOUNG SHELDON is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
What do you think? Do you like the Young Sheldon TV show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a second season? Did you think that it could have been cancelled?