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[03/13/17 - 12:30 PM]
CBS Announces the New Comedy "Young Sheldon" for the 2017-2018 Broadcast Season
Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper.

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YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/7/16 - 3/13/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
blind series commitment
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CBS today announced the series order of YOUNG SHELDON, a new half-hour, single-camera comedy for broadcast in the 2017-2018 season. Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the series follows "The Big Bang Theory's" Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Jim Parsons will also narrate the comedy as Adult Sheldon.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper
· Jim Parsons as Adult Sheldon (Voice)
· Lance Barber
· Montana Jordan
· Raegan Revord
· Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Prady as CRTR
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· Jim Parsons as EP
· Jon Favreau as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steve Molaro as CRTR/EP
· Todd Spiewak as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· That's Wonderful Productions
· Warner Bros. Television