They’re both single-camera comedies. They both take place in the past. And they’re both narrated by an adult version of the main character. So it’s no wonder that, when we spoke to Chuck Lorre about Young Sheldon, he told us he was inspired by another classic comedy, The Wonder Years.
Young Sheldon airs Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.
One of the new series with the most buzz going into the Fall TV season is Young Sheldon, the CBS comedy that introduces us to The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper as a nine-year-old. The actor who’s played grown-up Sheldon for the last 10 years, Jim Parsons, is on board as both producer and narrator. The Emmy-winner told us that his involvement in Young Sheldon has become an emotional experience, as he’s worked with Iain Armitage, the actor playing young Sheldon, to help him figure out some of the character’s tendencies and quirks. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jim Parsons)
Young Sheldon returns November 2 at 8:30/7:30c after The Big Bang Theory on CBS.
The season finale of The Big Bang Theory delivered viewers a spherical projectile with a high torsional coefficient. In other words, it threw us a curveball. We weren’t expecting the emotional cliffhanger of Sheldon’s proposal to Amy. And even though they’d read the script, the cast members weren’t expecting how emotional the moment would be. Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Kevin Sussman revealed how they reacted when Sheldon popped the question. (Click on the media bar to hear for Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar & Kevin Sussman)
Will Sheldon and Amy, in the words of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, “Engage”? We’ll find out on the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, Monday, September 25 on CBS.
Did you ever wonder how Sheldon Cooper grew into the lovable yet irritating know-it-all Ph.D we’ve gotten to know on The Big Bang Theory? Sure, the show has dropped a few hints and told a few stories over the past 10 seasons, but this fall, we’ll get to know young Sheldon like never before as “Young Sheldon” debuts on CBS. The prequel, which has been picked up straight to series, will introduce us to nine-year-old high school student Sheldon Cooper. The casting choice for Sheldon’s mother is an inspired one: She’ll be played by Zoe Perry, the real-life daughter of Sheldon’s Big Bang Theory mother, Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf. And you’ll also hear the familiar voice of Jim Parsons, who will be narrating the series, The Goldbergs-style, as Adult Sheldon. It’s a pretty safe bet that young Sheldon will be a geeky kid, which — as Parsons points out — will put him in great company. After all, as sitcom characters go, Parsons says you can’t knock (knock knock) the nerds! (Click on the media bar below to hear Jim Parsons)
Young Sheldon will premiere during the upcoming 2017-2018 TV season on CBS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, creators of the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory are rumored to be in the works of making a prequel to the show. The project will center on a young Sheldon Cooper. While none of the regular cast will be involved with the series, three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons, who plays Cooper in the original series, will produce.
While some might be surprised by a possible Big Bang spinoff, many in the television world aren’t. The Big Bang Theory is one of the most successful programs in television history. Now in its 10th season, the show still hasn’t lost its creative momentum. A while back we caught with Jim Parsons who told us he was very surprised by the success of the series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jim Parsons)
Do you think The Big Bang Theory spinoff is a good idea? Let us know! In the meantime, catch it on Thursday nights 8/7 on CBS.