Chuck Lorre

'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially coming to CBS

'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially coming to CBS

CBS has officially given a series order for "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff "Young Sheldon," Variety has learned. The half-hour single cam, currently with an unspecified number of episodes ordered, will premiere in the 2017-18 season.

Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series follows "The Big Bang Theory's" Sheldon Cooper at age 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.

Jon Favreau is directing and executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper -- played by Jim Parsons on "Big Bang" -- as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and...

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