The Big Bang Theory may be coming to an end, but Young Sheldon has a bright future ahead.
CBS has renewed Young Sheldon for Seasons 3 and 4, keeping it on the air until at least 2021.
The series is the second highest rated series on the network in adults 18-49, coming in behind only The Big Bang Theory.
Young Sheldon Season 2 is currently averaging 11.1 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating based on live plus same day metrics.
With Live+7 DVR playback factored in, the series rakes in around 15 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in the demo.
With The Big Bang Theory ending, it's likely that the spinoff will become the network's highest-rated series in the demo.
“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,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment.
Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming: “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.”
Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Jim Parsons, and Annie Potts.
The renewal comes just weeks after fellow Chuck Lorre comedy, Mom, secured a two-season renewal.
It sure seems like CBS wants to lock in all of its better performing programmings early, and that's not a bad thing.
It's great watching your favorite show without worrying about whether it will be back for another season.
Young Sheldon joins The Neighborhood, FBI, God Friended Me, Magnum PI, Criminal Minds, and the aforementioned Mom as the network's renewals to date.
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Young Sheldon airs Thursdays on CBS.
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