Young Sheldon - Season 2
The spinoff prequel series to The Big Bang Theory that first aired beginning in 2017 is now up its fifth season which is due to wrap in May 2022. As mentioned, the show was renewed through to 2023/24.
Young Sheldon - Season 2
Young Sheldon is a half-hour, single-camera comedy series stars Iain Armitage as the eponymous young Sheldon, alongside Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan. Jim Parsons, who plays the elder Sheldon on the flagship series, provides the narration. The show follows the nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper who lives with his family in East Texas and going to high school. And will continue to do so.
The Big Bang Theory debuted in 2007 and airs in syndication around the world. After 12 seasons, it has received 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins to date, and 7 Golden Globe nominations.
Mere minutes after the CBS smash signed off for good on Thursday, the gang reappeared in the season finale of Young Sheldon. As previously reported by TVLine, the spinoff ended its second season by featuring younger versions of Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy and Bernadette, the characters originated on Big Bang by Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Viewers briefly glimpsed Young Leonard, Young Penny, Young Howard, Young Raj, Young Amy and Young Bernadette in their respective orbits (see attached gallery for photos, and scroll down for video).
The Young Sheldon season 2 finale is going to feature younger versions of The Big Bang Theory cast. Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette will all appear in the episode, but it isn't clear who will be portraying them at this time. However, this is very exciting news for fans of both shows. It's believed that the storyline will play into the prequel while serving as a tribute to the original hit sitcom, which airs its final episode right before. Story details are not yet available, but more news should drop soon.
Young Sheldon has crossed over with The Big Bang Theory before when young star Iain Armitage showed up on an episode of Big Bang as the younger version of Sheldon via an old VHS tape. The hit spin-off series will continue on with future seasons while The Big Bang Theory is calling it quits for good. Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch have all been saying goodbye to fans on social media throughout the production of the final season.
The Big Bang Theory is ending after 12 seasons. The show started back in 2007 and quickly became one of the most-watched shows on TV, with audiences growing each year. So far, the show has won seven Emmy Awards from 46 nominations over the years and Jim Parsons won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sheldon. As a whole, the series has won 56 awards from over 200 nominations. Fans are sad to see the series finally come to a close, but the last episode will be an hour long, so there's at least a little bit of a silver lining.
While The Big Bang Theory is ending, Young Sheldon will keep the spirit of the show alive and could even contain some cameos from the original cast in the future. That has not been confirmed, but there could always be a dream of what the future holds for the young character. For now, we'll just have to wait and see how well the casting directors did in finding young versions of Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette. The Young Sheldon and Big Bang Theory news was first reported by TV Line. Both shows air May 16th on CBS.
On the night of The Big Bang Theory's series finale, spin-off Young Sheldon staged its biggest crossover yet in its Season 2 finale. Not only did we see young Sheldon, we saw young Leonard, young Penny, young Amy, young Howard, young Bernie, and young Raj.
Thursday was a big night for The Big Bang Theory universe. Not only did the hit CBS sitcom come to an end after 12 successful seasons, its spinoff Young Sheldon also concluded its second season with a touching tribute to its long-running mother series.
In "A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast," young Sheldon Cooper set up an antenna so he could listen to the 5 a.m. broadcast of the Nobel Prize winners. Seeing as how, in The Big Bang Theory series finale, the adult Sheldon won the prestigious award, there was already an emotional thread running through the Young Sheldon episode.
However, young Sheldon didn't want to hear the results alone, so he decided to hold a party for his classmates. The only problem is that no one except Sheldon cares about the results, and so, a heartbroken, tearful Sheldon listens to Nobel Prize announcements alone in his garage, surrounded by empty chairs. But that's when the show leaves the confines of Texas, and travels across the globe to show that Sheldon isn't actually alone.
The scene starts by showing the young version of Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon's future best friend, who is also listening to the announcement on the radio. Then, it goes on to show a young version of every Big Bang Theory character: Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy. All of them are at home, in their bedrooms, sleeping, playing video games or reading.
In September, CBS comedy Young Sheldon became the first new broadcast series to get a full-season order just two days after its big ratings debut. Now The Big Bang Theory spinoff is the first freshman series to get an early Season 2 renewal just two days after its strong return from holiday hiatus. CBS made the announcements ahead of its TCA presentation today.
For the season, Young Sheldon is the #1 new comedy in viewers (16.17 million in most recent ratings) and adults 18-49 (3.3), and is the #2 comedy on television, behind only mothership The Big Bang Theory. It has posted the best retention for any show ever out of Big Bang and has the best delivery of any new comedy on any network since the 1999-2000 television season.
The 100th episode of Young Sheldon ruins its heartwarming tribute to The Big Bang Theory finale. In 2019, after 12 seasons, the nerd-centric sitcom wrapped up its run. Surprisingly, The Big Bang Theory's ending was satisfying for many, and it was made much more special with Young Sheldon's homage. Now, however, what's initially a touching send-off doesn't feel that much special anymore.
While they exist in the same reality and share the same lead character, there was barely any narrative connection between them when Young Sheldon began. But when news of The Big Bang Theory got out, CBS actively tied them together, staging an unconventional crossover, as well as, the appearance of Tam (Robert Wu), Sheldon's Texas best friend in The Big Bang Theory. In the end, Young Sheldon honored its parent series with season 2 finale that references Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) winning the Nobel Prize.
The Young Sheldon season 2 finale covered the surprisingly heartbreaking plot of Sheldon throwing a Nobel Prize party, only to be distraught after no one showed up to it. As he sat there listening to the announcement of winners, the narration from adult Sheldon recalled how bad he felt that day and how lucky he is to have his Pasadena gang. The camera then revealed what the rest of his future friends were doing at that very exact moment. The whole sequence is touching, especially seeing the child versions of Leonard, Penny, Amy, Howard, Raj, and Bernie in their own worlds, oblivious to Sheldon's sadness. But The Big Bang Theory prequel reveals that the socially-inept genius didn't even have to wait that long to have his own friends. After his initial encounter with his dorm neighbors, Young Sheldon's 100th episode showed that Sheldon has both been spending time with them and actually enjoys being with them - making the Young Sheldon season 2 finale less impactful, as it shows Sheldon gained friends before meeting The Big Bang Theory's cast of characters.
Before Young Sheldon's 100th episode, there wasn't any additional indication that Sheldon continued hanging out with his dorm friends. Especially since the last time he spent time with them, he suffered a stomach ache because he got too excited playing retro video games and ate too much. But, apparently, they remained good friends, and it wasn't because the kids next door have any ulterior motive against their younger school-mate. In fact, it seems like they've genuinely taken him in and included him in their close group. This makes it curious why they were never mentioned on The Big Bang Theory. It seems the only way the show may be able to justify why Sheldon's new friends are never mentioned by him as an adult would be a potential fallout, and indeed this seems the most likely explanation, as Young Sheldon also used Sheldon and Tam getting in an argument to explain why that character was also never referred by the adult Sheldon.
As Sheldon continues his stint at East Texas Tech, chances are that he will continue to hang out with his dorm neighbors moving forward. The character's solo adventures in Young Sheldon season 5 have been mostly set in his school, separate from a lot of family drama. But considering the impending problems with George (Lance Barber) and Mary (Zoe Perry), it's comforting to know that Sheldon has good friends to lean on - even if Young Sheldon's 100th episode does dampen some of its ties to The Big Bang Theory itself.
His bible thumping, heavily rooted in the Texas lifestyle parents do not quite understand his love for physics, his germaphobic tendencies, or his lack of belief in a higher being. As the show develops, it becomes increasingly aware they are overly protective of the young genius and are trying their best to understand him, while simultaneously raising his older brother and twin sister.
Young Sheldon season 6 episode 1: "Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo"Airdate: September 29, 2022"George Sr. bails Meemaw and Georgie out of jail; Sheldon and Missy meet Mandy; Mary feels unwelcome at church." 041b061a72