Young Sheldon is one of the biggest hits of the 2017-2018 season, so it's no surprise that CBS has given the green light for another season of laughs.
The news comes just ten episodes into Young Sheldon's freshman season which is currently averaging 12.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in live plus same day figures.
The show is currently the second highest rated series on CBS and is only surpassed by The Big Bang Theory. With the parent series very likely going off the air next season, CBS will be looking at Young Sheldon to continue the show's legacy.
“Young Sheldon has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air,” Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.
“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 [executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak]’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older… and smarter.”
Young Sheldon follows a younger version of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. At nine years old, he is smarter than everyone around him, and it makes it difficult for him to create friendships.
The kid attends school at a higher level than some of the other kids, and it causes a lot of problems for him in the household as his sibling struggle to connect with him.
The talented cast is led by Ian Armitage, who emerged as a breakout hit in early 2017 on HBO's Big Little Lies.
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