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Old 03-13-17, 02:36 PM
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re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

It's official: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon

CBS has officially given a series order to The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon, which will chronicle the formative years of Jim Parsons’ character, EW has learned.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy will follow a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Big Little Lies‘ Iain Armitage) living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.

As EW previously reported, Zoe Perry is attached to play Sheldon’s mother, who is portrayed on the flagship series by Perry’s real-life mom Laurie Metcalf. Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan will also star.

Parsons — who is set to executive produce the comedy alongside creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, as well as Todd Spiewak — will also narrate the comedy as Adult Sheldon.

The spin-off comes as The Big Bang Theory, currently in its 10th season, is the No. 1 comedy in primetime, with CBS eyeing a two-season renewal should contract negotiations with the cast close.
http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/13/big-bang...young-sheldon/
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

He's not a bad child actor in Big Little Lies. He has a sweetness to him and expressive eyes. That said, he doesn't seem very funny, at least in that role.
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

http://deadline.com/2017/03/young-sh...ro-1202042417/

Jon Favreau is directing the Pilot.

I can see it now for the nerds....."From the director of Iron Man comes....."Young Sheldon"
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

Originally Posted by DJariya
http://deadline.com/2017/03/young-sh...ro-1202042417/

Jon Favreau is directing the Pilot.
Well, there's a guy who knows how to direct child actors.
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

I just don't see this being good. It already feels like The Big Bang Theory shouldbe ending rather than renewed for a couple more seasons. Now this with a younger and more annoying version of Sheldon. I can't see myself watching this.
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

I can't see that kid pulling off the part. He's fine on BLL, but people are going to be expecting a mini-Parsons and that kid is not that.
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Re: CBS orders The Big Bang Theory prequel "Young Sheldon" to series

Originally Posted by dex14
Will this be titled "Bazinga!" ?
Fits right in with my "Young Sheldon discovers masturbation" post.
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Young Sheldon (CBS) -- The Big Bang Theory Prequel -- Series Thread




9-YEAR-OLD SHELDON COOPER IS A ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION MIND CAPABLE OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE BUT LEARNS THAT ISN’T ALWAYS HELPFUL GROWING UP IN EAST TEXAS, A LAND WHERE CHURCH AND FOOTBALL ARE KING, ON THE SPECIAL SERIES DEBUT OF THE NEW COMEDY “YOUNG SHELDON,” MONDAY, SEPT. 25

Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord Star
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons Is an Executive Producer and Narrates as Adult Sheldon


“Pilot” – 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king, on the special series debut of the new comedy YOUNG SHELDON, Monday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. YOUNG SHELDON moves to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as of Nov. 2. Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord star. THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Jim Parsons is an executive producer and narrates as adult Sheldon.

While the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naďve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. 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. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but she also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s beloved Meemaw, his foul-mouthed, hard-drinking Texas grandmother who is very supportive of her grandson and his unique gifts. For 10 years on THE BIG BANG THEORY, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.

CHEAT TWEET: Meet 9-yr.-old Sheldon & the rest of the Cooper family when @YoungSheldon premieres 9/25 8:30PM #CBS following @BigBangCBS. http://bit.ly/2glUgii

REGULAR CAST:
Iain Armitage (Sheldon)
Zoe Perry (Mary)
Lance Barber (George, Sr.)
Annie Potts (Meemaw)
Montana Jordan (Georgie)
Raegan Revord (Missy)
Jim Parsons (Voice of Sheldon)

GUEST CAST:
Valerie Mahaffey (Mrs. MacElroy)
Rex Linn (Principal Petersen)
Melissa Tang (Ms. Fenley)
Matt Hobby (Pastor Hodgkins)
Danielle Pinnock (Mrs. Ingram)
Brian Stepanek (Mr. Givens)
Doc Farrow (Coach Bergdoff)
Marcia Ann Burrs (Woman at Church)
Christian Garcia (Stinson)

WRITTEN BY: Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro
DIRECTED BY: Jon Favreau

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re: Young Sheldon (CBS) -- The Big Bang Theory Prequel -- Series Thread

That whole thing was just Cringe Worthy . I don't see it lasting past one season.

And I realized the actor playing Sheldons dad was the Bully from BBT
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This would have worked as a limited series to fill a gap in airing, such as Agent Carter for Agents of SHIELD. It could have been a one off special episode of BBT, or even a TV movie. I just don't see this having legs as a regular episodic series expected to run for several years.

And it's already run afoul by calling back to the original source material (the potato clock reference) and comic foreshadowing (radio shack comments). You just know there's going to be a run in with a young lactose intolerant student from New Jersey at some science fair sooner or later.
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re: Young Sheldon (CBS) -- The Big Bang Theory Prequel -- Series Thread

Pilot episode: "Bazinga!" - Young Sheldon discovers masturbation.
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I'll eat my words and say I actually kind of liked it. Different than I was expecting it to be but in a way that worked to its advantage for me. I like that it doesn't play like a straight comedy and is a bit more of a dry humor. Also like the eighties setting and the Cooper family is alright (I like the mom and sister most). I'll keep watching.
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re: Young Sheldon (CBS) -- The Big Bang Theory Prequel -- Series Thread

I liked it. The ending of the episode was a kinda cool and there was good comedy throughout.

Nice to see Captain Proton again.

The actress playing his mom is doing a fantastic job.. I can totally imagine her as Sheldon's mom in TBBT.
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re: Young Sheldon (CBS) -- The Big Bang Theory Prequel -- Series Thread

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The actress playing his mom is doing a fantastic job.. I can totally imagine her as Sheldon's mom in TBBT.
That's probably because she's the real life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Sheldon's mom in BBT.
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That's probably because she's the real life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Sheldon's mom in BBT.
Oh well.. that explains that
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I thought it was fairly decent although the trailer gave away most of the scenes in the first episode. show kind of reminds me of The Wonder Years.
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Just not sure how long this can last.. as this kid grows over the next couple of years he's going to look less and less like Sheldon.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
Just not sure how long this can last.. as this kid grows over the next couple of years he's going to look less and less like Sheldon.
Should've done Old Sheldon.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
Just not sure how long this can last....... look less and less like Sheldon.
I think realistically most shows are just trying to get +1 more season or even a back half pick up of eps. Does any modern show roll out the gate knowing they are getting 3+ more seasons? Maybe something like Lost but only after that mega hit S1 run.

Either the show does ok for a couple of season and the kids age/look is not an issue or it's a huge hit and on one will care. Look at how Hope & Faith totally replaced the daughter after season 1 with Megan Fox. Still ran two more seasons and that was a real meh level of show.

as for this one, I like that it's done with out a laugh track and in a different vibe than BBT, a show I've never been a fan of on any level. Even to the point of thinking Jim Parsons' 4 Emmy wins are BS, being Sheldon is such a one trick character IMO. I get that's totally unfair to Parson of course, but I'm a pure BBT internet hater.

Still this new show is least ok. The family is really well cast and the kid is flat out good at playing his role. I think the set up is going to wear thin rather quickly. It's not really a feel good show or a quirky show it's just this strange kid. Maybe two seasons? Being it's a spin off of a CBS mega hit so they are give it a little time. The lead in of BBT is also going to return a large ratings boost. Right?
It not like it's costing CBS the same salary level as BBT. They are going to let it run..
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No laugh track, was a surprise and I thought it helped the show a lot.

I liked it, and will watch again.
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I bailed on BBT 3 seasons ago, and figured this would suck. But I was in the room when my wife watched it and found myself enjoying it. The sister is probably my favorite character so far.
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Is this a drama or comedy? Because I didn't find it very dramatic, or very funny.
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7
Is this a drama or comedy? Because I didn't find it very dramatic, or very funny.
So am I to understand you will not be posting in this thread next week? Gentle ribbing aside, it is not a great show, but good enough that I am in. I thought it would be a horrible idea to spin off a show based on Parson's BBT character, but it was not even close to being a train wreck and has its charms.
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Boffo ratings.. looks like a certain renewal if ratings dont tank this week...
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So am I to understand you will not be posting in this thread next week?
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Boffo ratings.. looks like a certain renewal if ratings dont tank this week...
You guys caught the part where they said that the next episode will air on November 2nd, right?

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