‘Young Sheldon': First Look at ‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff (Photo)

Upfronts 2017: The show stars Iain Armitage as a 9-year-old version of Sheldon Cooper as he attends high school in Texas

CBS found the perfect show to follow “The Big Bang Theory” — a prequel.

The network released its fall primetime schedule Wednesday, showing that “Young Sheldon” will follow “The Big Bang Theory, even as the long-running hit sitcom switches nights.

During CBS’ run of “Thursday Night Football,” “The Big Bang Theory” will run at 8 p.m. on Monday, followed by the new sitcom “9JKL” on Oct. 2. Before that though, “Young Sheldon” will get a special one-time preview on Sept. 25 in the 8:30 p.m. timeslot.

After CBS completes its Thursday NFL obligations (for now), both “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” will move to Thursdays in the 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. timeslots, respectively.

“Kevin Can Wait” will take over as the lead-in sitcom on Mondays after the move.

“Young Sheldon” stars Iain Armitage as a 9-year-old version of the “Big Bang Theory” breakout Sheldon Cooper as he attends high school in East Texas. During the series, he has to deal with this relatively normal family, along with a culture where he’s a “once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science” and everybody else only cares about “church and football.”

Zoe Perry stars as Sheldon’s mom, Mary. In a cool bit of casting, Perry is Laurie Metcalf’s daughter, who plays Sheldon’s mom in “The Big Bang Theory.”

Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan are also starring. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the main show, will be narrating.

Series creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, who also worked on “The Big Bang Theory,” will be executive producing, along with Parsons and Todd Spiewak.