CBS has handed out a full season order to their The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon. The formal back nine order brings the episode order for the show’s first season to twenty-two episodes.
This is the first full season order for the 2017-2018 broadcast season and comes after only a single episode of Young Sheldon has aired. It pulled in a live+same day audience of 17.2 million viewers and a 3.8 A18-49 rating. The next new episode wont air until November.
Young Sheldon is set to air on this side of the pond on E4, after the Channel 4 owned digi-net acquired the exclusive UK rights in a multi-season deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution earlier this week. They also continue to hold the rights to The Big Bang Theory, with plans to launch the show’s eleventh season on Thursday October 12th at 8:30pm.
From Chuck Lorre, Young Sheldon follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve young Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him! The comedy series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr. Jim Parsons narrates the comedy as Adult Sheldon.