CBS announces Fall 2017/18 schedule Posted May 17, 2017
CBS has unveiled its Fall 2017/18 schedule today at its Upfront presentation in New York City. The Big Bang Theory will once again start the season on Monday nights while CBS airs Thursday Night Football matches, before moving back to its regular Thursday night home in November. Along with an eleventh season of The Big Bang Theory, CBS will also be airing a new spin-off series, Young Sheldon, which focuses on the early life of Sheldon Cooper growing up in Texas.
The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season will premiere Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. The show will air its first five episodes of the season on Monday nights while CBS airs NFL Thursday Night Football. On Monday nights, CBS's line-up with include the new sitcom 9JKL (except for September 25) at 8:30, returning sitcom Kevin Can Wait at 9/8c, new sitcom Me, Myself and I at 9:30, and the returning drama series Scorpion at 10/9c. The Big Bang Theory will return to its regular Thursday night time period of 8/7c from November 2.
The new spin-off series, Young Sheldon, will have a special one-time preview on Monday, September 25 immediately following the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. The show will then wait for Big Bang to return to Thursday nights before taking up the 8:30/7:30c slot straight after The Big Bang Theory on November 2. CBS's regular Thursday night line-up from November 2 will be The Big Bang Theory at 8/7c, Young Sheldon at 8:30, the Chuck Lorre sitcom Mom at 9/8c, sitcom Life in Pieces at 9:30, and the new drama series S.W.A.T. at 10/9c.
Young Sheldon is a single-camera comedy from The Big Bang Theory co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre and executive producer Steve Molaro, who will executive produce the show along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak:
For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. The Big Bang Theory's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
YOUNG SHELDON stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Zoe Perry as Mary, Lance Barber as George Sr., Raegan Revord as Missy and Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr. The Big Bang Theory's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates the comedy as Adult Sheldon.
And in a final piece of good news for The Big Bang Theory fans, CBS chief executive Les Moonves said today at the Upfront that he hoped the show's recent two season renewal would not be its last. Moonves mentioned Everybody Loves Raymond as an example of a hit show which could have stayed on the air longer than it did.
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