The new comedy receives an early top-up.
September 27, 2017
Just two days after a strong first showing, CBS has handed out a full-season order to Young Sheldon. The new Big Bang Theory spin-off debuted Monday with a "preview" episode that netted an impressive 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with a total of 17.2 million viewers. The show also fared well in retaining 98% of its lead-in audience from the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory.
The comedy follows a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas. At a young age, his advanced mathematical and scientific mind isn't necessarily helpful when living in a town where football and church get all the attention. Vulnerable, gifted and naive, Sheldon is embarking on his awkward journey toward the man he will become.
The network has ordered an additional nine episodes to top up the show's freshman season to 22 episodes in total. With Monday's airing being dubbed a "preview", Young Sheldon will now take five weeks off before making its official premiere in its regular time slot on Thursday, November 2.
10/21/17 at 08:19am
I loved it!! I can't wait to see the next one. No other show like it and that is refreshing, awesome job!
10/20/17 at 09:53am
Gave it a chance and 10 minutes in I changed the channel. This kid would've spent his entire school career in a locker.
10/08/17 at 10:08am
Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing more of this show... some people said people might forget it by the time it gets back, but I think it will help that it will be right after the Big Bang anyhow and any true Sheldon fans will be watching cbs then anyways... ðŸ˜€
10/07/17 at 02:07am
There were a couple of really smart sequences (how many people understood the demonstration of Newton's First Law with the train), but most of the characters seemed unremarkable. Maybe if the casts jells there will be a series here.
10/02/17 at 06:03pm
Very weak. Not funny at all, boring at best. Acting reminds me of the kid from Problem Child
09/30/17 at 05:03pm
@Kurt Wow I did not know that, no wonder I felt they did such an amazing job with the casting, that's VERY cool!
Thanks for the info!
09/28/17 at 10:41pm
@ Aly the mom on the show Young Sheldon (Zoe Perry) did exstinsive studying her older version on The Big Bang Theory (Laurie Metcalf) for 33 years!!! Considering in real life Zoe is Laurie's Daughter!!!
09/28/17 at 09:21pm
That kid will get knocked out in today's high school
09/28/17 at 03:17pm
Boy everyone hating on this show, I didn't think it was all that bad.
Sure it will take a little use for them to settle into the roles, but I think it has great potential!
I think they did a really great job with the Mom, considering they have an adult version on TV they had to pick wisely to be believable and I really think they did. I think she may have even studied her 'older version' because she does a good job even with the voice and phrasing.
I'm glad it got a pick up, I don't have to worry about watching it and it dropping off the face of the earth after a couple episodes.
09/28/17 at 02:31pm
I decided to give this a shot on demand the day after. Once it got to the first commercial break, I found that I was glad that someone was trying to sell me something. Realizing that I could never get those five minutes back and not wanting to waste more of my TV time, I promptly shut it off.
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