Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CBS Gives Full Season Order to 'Young Sheldon'

After airing just one episode, CBS has handed out a full-season order to original comedy series Young Sheldon. The order today will bring the total for the first season to 22 episodes.

CBS aired a special preview of The Big Bang Theory prequel series on Monday, September 25. It averaged an impressive 3.8 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic and 17.2 million total viewers. That made it the highest-rated series premiere on any network since 2013. It also retained 98 percent of the audience from The Big Bang Theory (which aired its Season 11 premiere) and 93 percent in the key demo. That's the best statistic ever in the post-Big Bang Theory slot.

The comedy stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts.

Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro created the comedy. They executive produce with Jim Parsons (who also narrates) and Todd Spiewak. Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions produce.

Young Sheldon is the first new show from the 2017-18 broadcast season to score a full-season pickup. However, the comedy won't air its second episode until Thursday, November 2.

With the pickup, Chuck Lorre will have three broadcast shows airing full seasons this year - The Big Bang Theory, Mom and Young Sheldon. He also has comedies Disjointed and The Kominsky Method on Netflix.