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CBS Developing ‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Called ‘Young Sheldon’

CBS Orders 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) star in CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)


Fans of CBS’ Big Bang Theory will soon have their universe expanded.

According to CNN, the creators of the ratings giant are actively developing a spinoff of the show, Young Sheldon, focusing on the early years of lead character Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons in the original series).

The 30-minute spinoff will begin airing this fall.

The show’s first episode is even getting some star power behind the camera: Jon Favreau, executive producer of the Iron Man franchise, will direct. Iain Armitage, who’s currently playing Shailene Woodley’s son on HBO’s Big Little Lies, will play the nine-year-old title character.

Can’t get enough of Sheldon? Watch a highlight reel of his best moments on the show below.