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‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS Gets Full Season Order

Nine Additional Episodes Ordered

Just one episode in and CBS has granted “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” a full season episode order, with nine additional half-hours ordered in addition to the initial 13. Debuting out of “The Big Bang Theory” in the Monday 8:30 p.m. ET half-hour on sept. 25, “Young Sheldon” opened with 17.21 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in key adults 18-49, which is the highest rating for any new comedy since 2013. “Young Sheldon,” additionally held 93 percent and 95 percent, respectively, in total viewers and the demo out of the 11th season premiere of “Big Bang.”

“Young Sheldon,” featuring Iain Armitage as 9-year old Sheldon Cooper, will return with its second episode on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m. out of its parent series.

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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  1. Back when CBS was well-managed, they’d never have done that “made for PR” move.

    They don’t know how it will pan out (see Joey as Hello Larry mentioned) and they just wagered a huge amount of money and a time slot on an unproven show.

    Just because every other network is committing suicide doesn’t mean CBS has to… 🙁