As “Big Bang Theory” sets its swan song, Sheldon Cooper fans can take solace that “Young Sheldon” will be on the CBS’ airwaves for at least two more years.
The network handed out a two-year renewal to the “Big Bang” spinoff, which stars Iain Armitage as a younger version of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper. The series was picked up through the 2020-21 season.
“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,” Kelly Kahl, president, CBS Entertainment said.
“Young Sheldton” also features Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are the executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming added: “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.”
“Big Bang Theory” is ending its 12-year run this May.