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‘Young Sheldon’ Renewed by CBS for Season 2

TCA 2018: “Big Bang Theory” spinoff is TV’s top new comedy

“Young Sheldon” is growing into a second season: CBS has renewed its “Big Bang Theory” spinoff for the 2018-19 season.

The Iain Armitage-starring sitcom is the top new comedy of the season in both total viewers and the key 18-49 demographic.

“‘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. We can’t wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older…and smarter.”

The half-hour, single-camera comedy series, which also stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan and the voice of Jim Parsons, follows “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper (Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in east Texas and going to high school.

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.