'Young Sheldon' Scores Early Season 2 Renewal

Just two days after returning from holiday hiatus, the 'Big Bang Theory' prequel has been picked up for a sophomore season on CBS.

AceShowbiz - CBS has announced that it has picked up "Young Sheldon" for a second season. The network handed out the renewal for the "The Big Bang Theory" prequel ahead of its Television Critics Association presentation on Saturday, January 6.

" 'Young Sheldon' has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air," CBS President Kelly Kahl said 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 [Chuck Lorre], Steve [Steve Molaro], Jim [%cJim Parsons%] and Todd's [Todd Spiewak] vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older…and smarter."

The series shared the exciting news on its official Twitter account. "We couldn't be happier to announce that #YoungSheldon has been renewed for Season 2! 🎉 Thank you for tuning in every week and helping make Young Sheldon TV's #1 new comedy," it wrote.

"Young Sheldon" debuted on September 25, 2017 before getting picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. This fall, the series ranked No. 1 among the new comedy series, gaining 16.2 million viewers from 18-49 demo (3.3 rating) and 25-54 demo (4.9 rating). "Young Sheldon" was also the No. 2 comedy on fall of TV, trailing behind its mothership series.

Starring %cIain Armitage% as the younger version of Sheldon Cooper (played by Parsons on "The Big Bang Theory"), "Young Sheldon" follows 9-year-old Sheldon, who attends high school, as well as his life while living with his family in east Texas. Also starring on the comedy are %cZoe Perry%, %cLance Barber%, %cAnnie Potts%, %cRaegan Revord% and %cMontana Jordan%. Parsons serves as the narrator and executive producer.

Warner Bros. Television produces the series with Lorre, Molaro and Spiewak executive producing for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

"Young Sheldon" airs on Thursdays at 8.30 P.M. on CBS.

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