CBS extends comedy ‘Young Sheldon’ for three more seasons

Young Sheldon

US network CBS has renewed original comedy series Young Sheldon for three more seasons.

The show is a spin-off from CBS’ previous long-running comedy success The Big Bang Theory, and charts the formative years of one of the characters from that series during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Launching in 2017, with its fourth season debuting last November, this renewal will extend Young Sheldon for a fifth, sixth and seventh season.

Iain Armitage stars as the young Sheldon Cooper, who was portrayed by Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory, with Parsons narrating the show and serving as exec producer.

Show creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro also exec produce alongside Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Chuck Lorre Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“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 Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, describing the show as the “lynchpin” of the network’s Thursday comedy lineup.

“The humour, warmth and heart exuded by the Cooper family is an undeniable hook for the millions of fans who tune in each week. We’re excited to see what the next three seasons have in store for a slightly older Sheldon and all the Coopers.”

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