Young Sheldon Spinoff On The Way From CBS

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Young Sheldon spinoff is officially in the works at CBS. The sitcom will see Montana Jordan and Emily Osment reprise their roles as Georgie Cooper and Mandy McAllister in a story that sees them “raising their family in Texas while navigating the challenges of adulthood, parenting, and marriage.” The 30-minute, multi-camera comedy will be produced by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, and Steve Holland.

The Announcement

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“From The Big Bang Theory to Young Sheldon, the world of the Cooper family has been incredibly special to us. We’re very excited to continue their stories through the eyes of Georgie and Mandy,” Lorre, Molaro, and Holland said in a joint statement. Jordan also shared the news on Instagram, alongside a message thanking fans for their support.

President of CBS Entertainment Amy Reisenbach said the studio is looking forward to the next chapter. “It has been a privilege to spend the last seven years with Sheldon and the Cooper family, and now this wonderful journey will continue with Georgie and Mandy,” she said. Chuck and both Steves have done a masterful job developing these characters and entertaining generations of fans with relatable, heartwarming stories brought to life by Montana and Emily.”

Young Sheldon

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Young Sheldon premiered on CBS in September 2017. Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series, which will air the final episode on May 16, explores the childhood and early life of Sheldon Cooper, a brilliant and socially awkward theoretical physicist, played by Jim Parsons in the flagship series The Big Bang Theory.

Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as a younger version of Parsons’ character. The series is set in East Texas in the late 1980s and early 1990s, where Sheldon navigates the challenges of being a child prodigy with an IQ that’s off the charts. The show also explores his family dynamics, his relationships with his siblings, parents, and grandmother, and his experiences at high school.

Young Sheldon’s Cast

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The main cast of Young Sheldon includes Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mother, Mary Cooper (played by Laurie Metcalf in The Big Bang Theory), Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr., Annie Potts as Meemaw (Sheldon’s grandmother), Montana Jordan as George Cooper Jr. (Sheldon’s older brother), and Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper (Sheldon’s twin sister).

Became More Than Just A Spinoff

Throughout its seven seasons, Young Sheldon received positive reviews for its humor, character development, and cast performance, especially Iain Armitage’s. The series has gained its own fan base, separate from The Big Bang Theory, and has been praised for offering a fresh perspective on the beloved character’s early years.

More Spinoffs To Come

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The upcoming Young Sheldon spinoff is not the only offshoot from The Big Bang Theory in the works. While specific details remain limited, reports suggest that Max is actively working on a show set after the events of the flagship series. However, no official information about the cast, plot, or when development may begin has been released.

The One That Started It All

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The Big Bang Theory, which resulted in the Young Sheldon spinoff, aired from 2007 to 2019. Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, the series primarily follows roommates Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), who are socially awkward but brilliant physicists. Their lives take an unexpected turn when the attractive Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in across the hall.

The ensemble cast includes Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar). Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik joined the cast in later seasons as Bernadette Rostenkowski and Amy Farrah Fowler. The Big Bang Theory achieved critical acclaim and widespread popularity, becoming one of the longest-running and beloved sitcoms in television history.