CBS has renewed its new comedy series YOUNG SHELDON for a second season, the broadcast network announced Saturday.
“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, in a statement. “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 follows Fox’s The Orville as the first new broadcast shows of the 2017-18 season to get Season 2 renewals.
CBS showed confidence in the spinoff series early on, ordering it for a full season after its series premiere in September.
The sitcom stars Iain Armitage as the younger version of the character played by Jim Parsons on the original series.
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers.
Young Sheldon currently airs Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Linda Ge | TV Editor