Big Bang Theory spin-off: Meet Young Sheldon in trailer

CBS recently renewed its biggest comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, for Seasons 11 and 12.

Created by Big Bang’s Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro, the half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a 9-year-old Sheldon (Armitage) as he grows up in East Texas and “embarks on an innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become”. The prequel will have a special TV preview on September 25, with the official premiere scheduled for November 2 at 8:30 ET. 30, Monday’s lineup will feature “Kevin Can Wait“, “Superior Donuts” and new series “9JKL” and “Me, Myself & I”. The third comedy is “Me, Myself & I”, which tells the story of one man as a teen, an adult and a senior citizen and stars Bobby Moynihan, of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”, and John Larroquette.

Other series not returning include the comedies “The Odd Couple“, which ran for three, and “The Great Indoors”, which premiered in October, and the dramas “Criminal Minds“, which ran for two seasons, “Pure Genius”, which premiered in October, and “Doubt”, “Ransom” and “Training Day“, which all premiered at midseason. “The back end is worth more than the front end”, said Moonves. He stars in this patriotic military drama involving the most elite unit of Navy SEALs that has clandestine missions that take them away from their families at any moment.

9JKL” – The family comedy stars Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”) as a divorced actor living in an apartment between his meddlesome parents (Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin) and competitive brother and sister-in-law (David Walton, Liza Lapira).

“S.W.A.T.”, a drama inspired by the TV series and produced by Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”).

CBS announced two series for midseason: The drama “Instinct” follows a former Central Intelligence Agency operative (Alan Cumming) helping the NYPD, and the comedy “By the Book” focuses on a film critic (Jay R. Ferguson) who tries to live in accordance with the Bible. Blue Bloods finishes the evening in the 10 p.m. slot.

SUNDAYS – The venerable 60 MINUTES returns at 7:00 PM, celebrating its 50th anniversary season.

It was reported in March that the show’s five original cast members – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg – are now taking home $1 million (£800,000) per episode for their work on the CBS sitcom.

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