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CBS Renews ‘Young Sheldon’ for Season 2

Half-Hour is the Most-Watched New Sitcom in 18 Years

”Young Sheldon,” the most-watched new network sitcom in 18 years, has been picked-up by CBS for the 2018-19 TV season (with an expected full season episode order). The single-camera series, a prequel to “The Big Bang Theory,” is averaging 16.17 million viewers and a 3.3 rating in adults 18-49, which makes it the No. 2 rated comedy in all of television (behind “Big Bang”). It stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan and the voice of Jim Parsons,

”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. “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.”

Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. “Young Sheldon” is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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