Young Sheldon has been renewed by CBS for three additional seasons, securing its place on the network through its seventh season.
CBS has made a big move by handing Young Sheldon three additional seasons. While one season is normal, two is not unheard of. Three is a bit out of the ordinary to be sure.
“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, CBS Entertainment. “Young Sheldon dominates the broadcast comedy landscape by over +2.5 million viewers and is the lynchpin of CBS’ top-rated Thursday comedy lineup. The humor, 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.”
Young Sheldon follows the early years of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. It tells the story of when he lived in West Texas with his family and entered college at age 11. While all of these stories were hinted at in the original series, they are now being filled in with far more detail.
The series is currently mid-way through its fourth season and airs on Thursday nights on CBS.