Young Sheldon Gets Two-Season Renewal


CBS has renewed Young Sheldon, its hit sophomore series starring Iain Armitage, for two more seasons.

U.S. television’s second most-watched comedy, Young Sheldon is behind only The Big Bang Theory, the inspiration for the spinoff and its lead-in. Armitage stars in the series as the younger version of Jim Parsons’ The Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Cooper. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are the executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television on Young Sheldon, which also stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts.

Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said: “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.”

Thom Sherman, senior executive VP of programming, added: “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.”