‘Young Sheldon’ renewed for seasons 3 and 4 at CBS

Young Sheldon” has scored an early renewal for a third and fourth season at CBS, the broadcaster announced Friday.

The single-camera comedy series serves as a prequel to the hit multi-cam sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” It follows 10-year old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) as he struggles to fit in with his family and classmates in East Texas.

In addition to Armitage, the series stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Annie Potts. Jim Parsons, who originated the role of Sheldon on “Big Bang Theory,” serves as the narrator. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak executive produce via Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, ‘Young Sheldon’ has been a powerful performer for the Network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment.

“Young Sheldon” is one of the most-watched shows on broadcast and the second most-watched comedy, behind only “Big Bang.” The prequel series is currently averaging 14.6 million viewers per week in the Nielsen Live+7 numbers.

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 10: 'A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels' - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs, on the second season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 17: YOUNG SHELDON is a new half-hour, single-camera comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, that introduces 'The Big Bang Theory's' Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), a 9-year-old genius living with his mother (Zoe Perry), father and two siblings in East Texas and going to high school. YOUNG SHELDON will have a special Monday launch behind the season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY on Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). On Nov. 2, YOUNG SHELDON will move to its regular time period, Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 17: YOUNG SHELDON is a new half-hour, single-camera comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, that introduces 'The Big Bang Theory's' Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), a 9-year-old genius living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. YOUNG SHELDON will have a special Monday launch behind the season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY on Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). On Nov. 2, YOUNG SHELDON will move to its regular time period, Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 17: YOUNG SHELDON is a new half-hour, single-camera comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, that introduces 'The Big Bang Theory's' Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), a 9-year-old genius living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. YOUNG SHELDON will have a special Monday launch behind the season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY on Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). On Nov. 2, YOUNG SHELDON will move to its regular time period, Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 26: 'Pilot' -- Pictured (L-R): Montana Jordan as Georgie, Iain Armitage as Young Sheldon, Lance Barber as George, Sr, Zoe Perry as Mary and Raegan Revord as Missy. 9-year old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn\'t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king, on the special series debut of the new comedy YOUNG SHELDON, Monday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. YOUNG SHELDON moves to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as of Nov. 2. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 14: 'A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels' - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs, on the second season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 14: 'A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels' - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs, on the second season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 10: 'A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels' - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs, on the second season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 10: 'A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels' - Pictured: Missy (Raegan Revord). After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs, on the second season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
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“The Coopers are portrayed by an amazing cast, and we are looking forward to having the gifted writing staff mine even more of Sheldon’s hilarious backstory and the warm family dynamic that has made this comedy a favorite with audiences for the past two seasons,” said Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming for CBS Entertainment.

CBS also recently handed out a two-season renewal to the comedy series “Mom.” To date, CBS has renewed freshman shows “God Friended Me,” “FBI,” and “The Neighborhood” for next season. The network has also ordered a 15th and final season of “Criminal Minds.”

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