CBS ANNOUNCES THE NEW COMEDY “YOUNG SHELDON” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON
Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the New Single-Camera Comedy
Stars Iain Armitage as 9-Year-Old Sheldon, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber,
Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan
Jim Parsons to Narrate, as Adult Sheldon
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – CBS today announced the series order of YOUNG SHELDON, a new half-hour, single-camera comedy for broadcast in the 2017-2018 season. Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the series follows “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.
Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan.
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Jim Parsons will also narrate the comedy as Adult Sheldon. (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory universe expands with Young Sheldon entering the cancel/renew rat race in the 2017-18 season, while the mothership closes in on a 2-season renewal that would take it through to 2019.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of TBBT and Young Sheldon…