CBS gives Young Sheldon full-season order September 28, 2017

CBS gives Young Sheldon full-season order

CBS gave Young Sheldon a full-season order after airing only one episode. The network's order for another nine episodes will take the show's first season up to twenty-two episodes.

Young Sheldon's debut on Monday night was the biggest comedy premiere in six years. Following the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon held onto a whopping 97.5% of the show's audience.

Young Sheldon will continue Thursday, November 2 at 8:30/7:30c right after The Big Bang Theory as it moves back to Thursday nights.

E4 to air 'Big Bang' Season 11 next month September 27, 2017

E4 to air 'Big Bang' Season 11 next month

The eleventh season of The Big Bang Theory will premiere in the United Kingdom next month. E4 will start airing the new season on Thursday, October 12 at 8:30pm.

In The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season premiere, "The Proposal Proposal", Amy gives Sheldon her answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette receive some surprising news.

E4 has been the British broadcaster of The Big Bang Theory since the show's inception, picking up the rights back in the summer of 2007. The tenth season of The Big Bang Theory was the channel's most popular show of the year, averaging 2.4 million viewers an episode.

E4 just yesterday announced it will be the U.K. home of Young Sheldon, the new The Big Bang Theory spin-off which follows the early life of Sheldon growing up in East Texas. The channel will start airing Young Sheldon in the U.K. next year.

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Bob Newhart to return as Professor Proton September 27, 2017

Bob Newhart to return as Professor Proton

Hot off his cameo appearance on Monday night's series debut of Young Sheldon, Bob Newhart will be returning to The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton later this season.

Comedy legend Bob Newhart first appeared in the sixth season as Sheldon and Leonard's childhood hero, Arthur Jeffries, who hosted a children's science show as Professor Proton. Newhart won the first Emmy award of his career for his appearance in "The Proton Resurgence".

Arthur Jeffries passed away in the Season 7 episode "The Proton Transmogrification". Since then his character has appeared to Sheldon in dreams as his "Obi-Wan". Newhart most recently appeared in the Season 9 episode "The Opening Night Excitation", helping calm Sheldon's nerves ahead of his first intimate night with Amy.

Newhart will guest star in the November 2 episode - the show's first episode back on Thursday nights - which has not been taped yet. Sheldon's nemesis-turned-friend Wil Wheaton will also appear in the episode.

Young Sheldon is top comedy premiere in four years September 26, 2017

Young Sheldon is top comedy premiere in four years

Last night's debut of the new The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, was the most-watched comedy premiere in six years, since 2 Broke Girls in 2011, and was the highest-rated premiere since 2013's The Crazy Ones.

Young Sheldon, which followed the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, retained a resounding 97.5% of Big Bang's audience. Young Sheldon had 17.21 million viewers and a 3.8/16 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic to finish in its time period. Young Sheldon was the night's second most-watched and highest-rated program behind The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon will return November 2 when The Big Bang Theory moves back to Thursday nights.

The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season premiere delivered its best ratings since the December 2015 episode "The Opening Night Excitation". Last night's season opener, "The Proposal Proposal", was watched by 17.65 million people and had a 4.1/16 rating in the 18-49 for a clear first-place finish in its time slot and for the night as a whole. Compared to the tenth season premiere, The Big Bang Theory was up 1.83m viewers and three tenths in the demo.

E4 picks up rights to Young Sheldon in the U.K. September 26, 2017

E4 picks up rights to Young Sheldon in the U.K.

E4 has picked up the rights to air The Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon in the United Kingdom and will broadcast the show starting next year.

The British digital channel has had the rights to The Big Bang Theory since 2007 and has made the show a key part of its line-up. The Big Bang Theory's recent tenth season attracted 2.4 million viewers an episode on E4, making it the network's biggest show of the year.

Young Sheldon, which aired its special debut last night on CBS, follows the life of Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas and starting high school at the age of nine. The show stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord. Young Sheldon was created by The Big Bang Theory's co-creator Chuck Lorre and executive producer Steven Molaro, who produce the show with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directed the pilot episode.

E4 is expected to begin showing The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season, which premiered yesterday in the United States, later this year.

A fan site for Young Sheldon September 17, 2017

A fan site for Young Sheldon

We have launched a new fan site to provide more in-depth coverage on the upcoming The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon: Young-Sheldon.com The site will provide news, episode guides, quotes and other updates on the show.

Young Sheldon is of course the new sitcom from The Big Bang Theory producers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro which follows Sheldon growing up as a boy genius in East Texas in 1989. Sheldon is starting high school at the age of nine and must deal with an environment that does not always reward his intelligence. Unlike The Big Bang Theory, which is a multi-camera comedy filmed in front of an audience, Young Sheldon is a single-camera show like The Wonder Years or Malcolm in the Middle.

Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) as Sheldon, Laurie Metcalf's real life daughter, Zoe Perry, as Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as George Sr., Montana Jordan as George Jr. and Raegan Revord as Missy. Annie Potts (Designing Women, Ghostbusters) has joined the cast as Meemaw.

Young Sheldon will be narrated by Jim Parsons as adult Sheldon. Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak and Jon Favreau are executive producers on the show.

Visit Young-Sheldon.com for updates

Young Sheldon will air its series debut on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c right after the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon will then return on Thursday, November 2 when The Big Bang Theory moves back to Thursday nights.

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 released on DVD and Blu-ray September 12, 2017

The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 released on DVD and Blu-ray

The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 is out today on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States and Canada. The box-sets were released on Monday in the United Kingdom and Ireland, while fans in Australia and New Zealand will have to wait just a little long until the release date on Wednesday, September 13.

The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray sets contain all twenty-four episodes from the latest season of The Big Bang Theory, plus new bonus features. The Blu-ray set also includes digital downloads of the episodes.

The bonus features are five new featurettes: "#JustAskBBT", "Mad Props", "The Ever-Expanding Universe of The Big Bang Theory", "Who's the Baby Now?" and "Best of The Big Bang Theory: 2016 Comic-Con Panel"; along with a new gag reel.

Order The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 DVD from Amazon

Order The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 Blu-ray from Amazon

The Big Bang Theory returns with its eleventh season premiere, "The Proposal Proposal", in under two weeks' time. The season premiere will air Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS and will be followed by the series debut of Young Sheldon.

1102 'The Retraction Reaction' Press Release September 8, 2017

1102 'The Retraction Reaction' Press Release

CBS has issued the press release for the second episode of The Big Bang Theory's upcoming eleventh season, "The Retraction Reaction", which airs Monday, October 2.

Regina King reprises her role as Mrs. Davis, the university's human resources administrator. Science Friday's Ira Flatow guest stars as himself in the episode.

"The Retraction Reaction" - Leonard angers the university - and the entire physics community - after he gives an embarrassing interview. Also, Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard, Monday, Oct. 2 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The Big Bang Theory starts the season on Monday nights again this year to make way for Thursday Night Football. The eleventh season premiere will air Monday, September 25 at 8/7c and will be immediately followed by the special debut of Young Sheldon, the new The Big Bang Theory spin-off following the early life of Sheldon growing up in Texas.

1101 'The Proposal Proposal' Press Release August 31, 2017

1101 'The Proposal Proposal' Press Release

CBS has issued the press release for the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, "The Proposal Proposal", which airs Monday, September 25. Laurie Metcalf returns as Mary Cooper and Riki Lindhome reprises her role as Dr. Ramona Nowitzki. Stephen Hawking guest stars as himself in the episode.

The Proposal Proposal – Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news, on the 11th season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Sept. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The Big Bang Theory is once again starting the season on Monday nights to make room for Thursday Night Football. The show will return to its regular Thursday night time slot on November 2.

Young Sheldon, a new The Big Bang Theory spin-off focusing on the early life of Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas, will air a special preview broadcast on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c, immediately following the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon will then return when The Big Bang Theory heads back to Thursday nights.

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Result August 25, 2017

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Result

The final round of our tournament to find the fans' favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory has now closed. The winning episode was "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency", in which Sheldon goes to the aid of an injured Penny as the other guys spend a night in the desert.

"The Adhesive Duck Deficiency" narrowly beat out "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" in the final round of the tournament with 50.3% of the vote and a lead of just seven votes. 

In "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency", Leonard, Howard and Raj head out to the desert to watch a meteor shower, but their evening takes a turn when they enjoy cookies from a pair of hippies. Meanwhile, Sheldon's plan to spend the evening finishing a scientific paper go off course when Penny is injured in the shower. Sheldon comes to the aid of the damsel in distress, getting her dressed, taking her to the emergency room and putting her to bed.

Check out the full recap of our The Big Bang Theory episode tournament

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Final Round August 20, 2017

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Final Round

We are running an episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory. The third round has now closed and the two winning episodes have made it through to the final round.

In the last round, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis was the winner against The Opening Night Excitation with 53.6% of the vote, and The Adhesive Duck Deficiency won against The Long Distance Dissonance with a 56.6% share.

The final round between The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis and The Adhesive Duck Deficiency is open now. Check back on Friday, August 25 for the result.

Cast your vote in the final round of our The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 3 August 12, 2017

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 3

We are running an episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory. The second knock-out round has just closed and the four winning episodes have made it through to the semi-finals.

In the second round, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis beat The Panty Pinata Polarization with 71% of the vote, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency was victorious against The Earworm Reverberation with 53%, The Opening Night Excitation defeated The Prom Equivalency with 72%, while The Long Distance Dissonance edged out The Scavenger Vortex with 52%.

In the third round, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis is up against The Opening Night Excitation and voting for the match is open now. The next match between The Adhesive Duck Deficiency and The Long Distance Dissonance will open on Wednesday.

Cast your vote in the third round of our The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament

The Big Bang Theory gets a new showrunner for Season 11 August 1, 2017

The Big Bang Theory gets a new showrunner for Season 11

The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season will be produced under a new showrunner as Steven Molaro, who has done the job since season six, takes that role over at Young Sheldon, the upcoming Big Bang spin-off which focuses on the early life of Sheldon Cooper back in East Texas.

Steve Holland, who joined The Big Bang Theory as a writer in its third season and rose to become an executive producer, has been promoted to showrunner. Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre, who both created Young Sheldon, will continue to work on The Big Bang Theory.

The Big Bang Theory returns for its eleventh season on Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. The show will move back to its regular Thursday night time period in November.

Young Sheldon, a single-camera comedy created by The Big Bang Theory executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, will air a special preview episode on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c right after the Big Bang season premiere. Young Sheldon will then return on Thursday, November 2 when The Big Bang Theory moves back to Thursday nights.

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 2 July 31, 2017

The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 2

We are running an episode tournament to find fans' favorite episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The first knock-out round has just closed and the eight winning episodes have progressed to the second round.

In the previous round, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis won against The Locomotive Manipulation with 60.6% of the vote, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency beat The Staircase Implementation with 62.6% of votes, The Opening Night Excitation defeated The Birthday Synchronicity with a 70% share, and The Long Distance Dissonance was victorious against The Barbarian Sublimation with 56.6% of the vote.

The Panty Pinata Polarization was the winner against The Herb Garden Germination with 54.8% of the vote, The Earworm Reverberation defeated The 43 Peculiarity with 60.7% of votes, The Prom Equivalency beat The Luminous Fish Effect with a 58.72% share of the vote, and The Scavenger Vortex won against The Gorilla Experiment with 70% of votes.

In the second knock-out round, the eight winning episodes now go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Panty Pinata Polarization, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Earworm Reverberation, The Opening Night Excitation vs. The Prom Equivalency, and The Long Distance Dissonance vs. The Scavenger Vortex.

Each match will last for three days and the first match is open for voting now. Check back on Thursday, August 3 for the next match.

Cast your votes in the second round of our The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament

Annie Potts cast as Meemaw on 'Young Sheldon' July 20, 2017

Annie Potts cast as Meemaw on 'Young Sheldon'

The upcoming The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, has cast somebody very important in Sheldon's life: his Meemaw. Annie Potts (Ghostbusters, Designing Women) will be joining the show as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a foul-mouthed and hard-drinking Texan grandmother, Meemaw is nonetheless immensely supportive of Sheldon's talent and intellect. She was widowed when Sheldon's grandfather - his "Pop-Pop" - died in 1985.

Sheldon's fondness for his grandmother was first mentioned during The Big Bang Theory's second season, when Penny discovered that Sheldon's grandmother calls him "Moon Pie", because "he's nummy-nummy" and she could just eat him up. Sheldon's grandmother visited Pasadena in the Season 9 episode "The Meemaw Materialization", to "size up" Amy and judge whether she was good enough for her grandson.

Young Sheldon will star Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) as Sheldon Cooper, Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as George Cooper, Sr., Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper, and Montana Jordan as George Cooper, Jr. Jim Parsons will narrate the show as adult Sheldon.

CBS will air a special preview of Young Sheldon on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c, immediately following the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. The show will make its official premiere November 2 when The Big Bang Theory returns to Thursday nights, where Young Sheldon will take the 8:30 slot.

Read the full story at THR.com