In news surprising no one, CBS has given a full season order to new comedy series Young Sheldon, which premiered Monday, Sept. 25.
The new series, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, focusing on Sheldon Cooper’s life a child, and featuring narration by the adult Cooper, was the most watched comedy premiere on any network since 2011, says CBS.
The premiere averaged 17.21m viewers, scoring a 3.8 in in the demo — the highest rating for any new comedy since 2013
Following its special Monday night broadcast this week, Young Sheldon will move to its regular time period on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 PM, following The Big Bang Theory.
The series stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and the voice of Jim Parsons.
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.