Okay, here’s the bad news: Big Bang Theory is ending.
But here’s the good news: Young Sheldon is renewed!
And the news gets even better. CBS, the US network that produced both Big Bang Theory and its spinoff has handed the popular sitcom, not just a third season but a fourth as well. This means that you will still see the adorable young Sheldon Cooper until at least 2021.
Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, announced the renewable of the hit comedy spinoff today. She said in a statement: “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.”
Furthermore, Thom Sherman, the network’s senior executive vice president of programming praised the cast of Young Sheldon. “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, ” he said.
Since its debut on September 2017, the show has been a massive rating hit for CBS, with the pilot episode bringing in 17.2 million viewers.
Amid the cancellation of The Big Bang Theory, the management aims to fill the void with more seasons of its spinoff. According to sources, it is the actors that decided to end the hit comedy show, and not the network, after 12 seasons.
The executive producer of The Big Bang Theory revealed that a bigger bang is in-store for the audience in the two-hour long episode finale. But he admitted that plans are made, but the finale hasn’t been written yet.
“We’re trying to approach it with a lot of care because there are a lot of people for whom this show is emotionally important,” Kaplan said.
“There are people who see themselves in the characters and see their family members in them, and it helps them make sense of themselves and make sense of their loved ones and have an optimistic attitude about the challenges of their lives. We want to honor that,” he added.
“If people have emotionally invested in us, we want to treat that with the care and respect that it deserves. And it’s supposed to be funny, that adds a whole extra thing. It’s a challenge, but it’s a good challenge. I think we can do it, but we still might screw up.” /apr