Young SheldonLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Jason Alexander to teach Young Sheldon how to act
The Seinfeld alum will guest on the CBS comedy as Sheldon’s drama teacher.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 6:16PM EST
Grown-up versions of Young Sheldon characters may surface on The Big Bang Theory
Chuck Lorre says there’s been talk about creating an adult version of Georgie, Sheldon’s older brother. And he says to see Billy Sparks on The Big Bang Theory “would be a thrill if we get that right.”
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Young Sheldon earns an early Season 2 renewal
In announcing the renewal, CBS says The Big Bang Theory spinoff is the most-watched new comedy on any network in 18 years.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 2:45PM EST
Here’s your first look at Annie Potts as Young Sheldon’s Meemaw
Sheldon’s beloved grandmother makes her first appearance on Thursday’s episode.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 6:18PM EDT
Young Sheldon performed strongly in its new Thursday timeslot
The Big Bang Theory spinoff last night retained 94% of its lead-in’s viewership. Meanwhile, CBS’ S.W.A.T. had a decent ratings start.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 1:45PM EDT
Mike and Molly’s Billy Gardell to drop by Young Sheldon
He’ll play the father of Sheldton’s tormentor.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Young Sheldon detractors channel their hate via memes
Some meme creators find The Big Bang Theory spinoff unbearable.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 10:47PM EDT
This year’s fall TV trend: Young males who have trouble interacting with other people
The main characters on Young Sheldon, Me, Myself & I and The Good Doctor all have one thing in common, says Naomi Schaefer Riley: “These TV characters represent an extreme, but it’s one that’s resonating with the American public: Boys are increasingly feeling left out and left behind. In a world that is increasingly dependent on communication skills and collaborative work— skills that girls seem to master more easily — boys are becoming adrift.”
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Billy Eichner: Nobody would talk to Sean Spicer backstage at the Emmys, except the Young Sheldon actor
Eichner recalls to Conan the green room where only one Hollywood actor would speak to the former White House press secretary: Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Young Sheldon has the biggest comedy premiere in four years
The Big Bang Theory spinoff retained nearly all of its Big Bang lead-in, making it “the most-watched comedy premiere since 2 Broke Girls (2011) and the highest-rated since The Crazy Ones (2013),” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It also boasts the best retention of any of the many, many comedies to launch out of The Big Bang Theory.”
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 2:26AM EDT
Young Sheldon unexpectedly does something interesting and artistically exciting
CBS' Big Bang Theory spinoff is “at once better and worse than what you’d expect,” says Todd VanDerWerff. He adds: “It’s more or less an attempt to reboot The Wonder Years with the protagonist of an already popular sitcom reminiscing about his younger self. (Yes, Old Sheldon portrayer Jim Parsons is on hand to offer voiceover.) As such, it has a softer, more nostalgic, more film-like style, one that would likely result in tonal whiplash behind the more populist Big Bang Theory if the two didn’t feature literally the same main character.”
- It’s not a show designed for Big Bang Theory viewers who want frequent jokes
- Young Sheldon succeeds because it’s the anti-Big Bang Theory
It’s hung up on a main character who we know isn’t going to change for the better
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
CBS’ Les Moonves on Young Sheldon: “It was the quickest pitch and the quickest yes in the history of television”
“Chuck (Lorre) said, ‘Sheldon, East Texas, 9 years old.’ I said, ‘Done!’” Moonves says of The Big Bang Theory spinoff. But not everybody was initially on board. Jim Parsons, who is serving as an executive producer, worried about the show’s lack of a studio audience, which was intended to make it easier on the young stars. “When I first heard it, I was like, ‘Oh no! Why!’” says Parsons. “I just thought, ‘But y’all are so gifted at that multicam format.”
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 10:15PM EDT
TV’s anti-hero trend hasn’t died, but we’re about to see the emergence of true heroes
The fall schedule features many “true heroes,” says Jen Chaney, who describes them as “TV protagonists that are easy to root for, often blessed with tremendous talent, who possess qualities (bravery, self-sacrifice, a desire to serve the greater good) that are unequivocally noble and inspiring."
Posted Friday 8/18/17 at 8:43PM EDT
Advertisers predict the American Idol reboot will become the No. 1 new show
Madison Avenue also expects Law & Order: True Crime and Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon to do well this season.