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CBS Orders Sitcom ‘Young Sheldon’ for Next Season

Prequel from 'The Big Bang Theory' Expected to Air Out of Parent Series

CBS has announced the series order of “Young Sheldon,” narrated by Jim Parsons, a new half-hour, single-camera comedy for broadcast in the 2017-2018 season. Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the series follows “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.

Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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  1. Shame on all involved. I realize you’re doing it for the money, but aren’t you rich enough? 🙁