Young Sheldon, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, will carry on the show’s legacy for a long time.
CBS has announced that the prequel series will be renewed for three years after its current fourth season. The show will be renewed for three more seasons, ensuring that it will run until at least season 7.
“Under Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s deft leadership, this superb cast and gifted writers have truly brought these wonderful characters to life,” said network president Kelly Kahl on Tuesday (March 30).
Young Sheldon is the lynchpin of CBS’ top-rated Thursday comedy lineup, attracting over +2.5 million viewers and dominating the broadcast comedy landscape. The Cooper family’s wit, warmth, and heart are irresistible draws for the millions of viewers who tune in each week.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what the next three seasons have in store for a slightly older Sheldon and the rest of the Cooper family.”
Iain Armitage plays the popular Big Bang Theory character made famous by Jim Parsons in the sitcom, which follows his upbringing in a small-minded Texas culture.
Parsons executive produces and narrates the programme, reprising his Sheldon Cooper role. Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the creators of Big Bang, produced the show.
Melanie Lynskey, who played Sheldon’s philosophy teacher Professor Ericson on Lorre’s former show Two and a Half Guys, recently joined the cast of Young Sheldon.
Young Sheldon airs on CBS on Thursday nights in the United States and on E4 in the United Kingdom.