CBS has granted “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” a two season renewal, which will take it through 2020-21 (and four seasons).
“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,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming: “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.”
Unless CBS comes up with a new spin-off from soon-to-conclude “The Big Bang Theory,” the assumption is “Young Sheldon” will move into the Thursday 8 p.m. anchor position next season. Stay tuned.