'Young Sheldon' Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at CBS

Sources at the show and CBS also told Radar the series will end after season 12 as some cast members are itching to get out - despite their million-dollars-an-episode paychecks. Young Sheldon has the distinction of being the network's first renewal for the 2018-2019 primetime season.

Young Sheldon, a spinoff of the network's popular Big Bang Theory, has averaged a 3.3 among adults 18-49, a 4.9 among adults 25-54 and 16.17 million viewers, according to the network. The comedy, starring Iain Armitage as young Sheldon Cooper, earned an early season two renewal on Saturday morning. Focusing on Jim Parsons' signature character, the series shows Sheldon as a child genius, and explains some of the quirks we've seen play out in the original series.

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"Young Sheldon has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it's been on the air", said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl.

In addition to Parsons and Armitage, "Young Sheldon" stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan.

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The Plot: For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Following the show's panel for the Television Critics Association, star and executive producer Johnny Galecki addressed reporters in attendance about when the long-running CBS sitcom might come to an end. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn't understand.

The Big Bang Theory may be history next year. "There were just some politics to be considerate about".

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