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Young Sheldon will get a little older, as CBS orders season 2

Young Sheldon (Photo: CBS)

The start of a new year means temporarily casting aside bad habits, embarking on new relationships, or digging your heels into old ones. So CBS has kicked off its run at the Television Critics Association winter press tour by announcing its first renewal of the year. That honor goes to Young Sheldon, the Big Bang Theory spin-off starring Iain Armitage as the precocious lil’ genius and Jim Parsons as the disembodied voice of his thirtysomething self.

According to a press release, in its first season, Young Sheldon became the most-watched new comedy on any network in 18 years. CBS president of entertainment Kelly Kahl boasts “Young Sheldon has staked out its own place in the TV universe with a unique creative tone, brilliant writing and a gifted multi-generational cast. We can’t wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older…and smarter.”


This season-two order is only the second to be announced during this press tour; earlier this week, Fox picked up The Gifted.

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