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Jon Favreau to direct 'Young Sheldon' pilot for CBS

Jon Favreau to direct 'Young Sheldon' pilot for CBS”

Zoe Perry will play his mother, which is appropriate since Perry's real-life mother Laurie Metcalf now plays Sheldon's mom on The Big Bang Theory.

The success of Big Bang Theory has led CBS to make a quick decision on a spinoff prequel series following a younger Sheldon Cooper.

Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage will play the young version of Sheldon Cooper, who is portrayed by Jim Parsons on the current show.

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There's big news for the Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper.

As previously mentioned, though, The Young Sheldon will be the ideal showcase for Armitage. Lorre, Molaro, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak are also serving as executive producers.

The biggest shock of all comes with the choice of actor to play Sheldon in his younger years.

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"We could all have walking sticks doing "The Big Bang Theory" Season 20". We still contend that there was a demand for a spin-off to The Big Bang Theory based on its popularity and wide breadth of characters. Right now the network is trying to negotiate a deal to give the popular show starring Jim Parsons a two-season renewal, and CBS CEO Les Moonves says they're "on the two-yard line" with deal. Lance Barber ("Gangster Squad") will play Sheldon's father.

Jim Parsons plays grown-up Sheldon on the network's hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

CBS has confirmed the show will be a comedy, sharing a similar tone to the cult TV show Malcolm In The Middle, also about a young child who outsmarts his parents. While I'm 100% sure that the first episode will be solid simply because Jon Favreau will be behind the camera, I'm iffy at best when I think at the show's prospects. The prequel, a single camera, and half-hour comedy, is scheduled to air next season. If the cast members' offer will be approved, the actress will receive $450,000 per episode in Seasons 11 and 12.

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