‘Young Sheldon’ Sold To Stations In 90%+ Of U.S.
WarnerMedia has sold the broadcast television syndication rights for Warner Bros. Television’s Young Sheldon, the prequel to the Chuck Lorre megahit The Big Bang Theory, in over 90% of the U.S. The announcement was made today by David Decker, executive vice president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
Launching in fall 2021, the series will be airing in top Nexstar markets along with stations from Sinclair, CBS, Hearst, Gray, Tegna, Scripps, Cox, Meredith, Graham, Weigel, Allen Media, Sunbeam, News-Press, Londen Media, Griffin, Lockwood, Morris amongst others. In addition to syndication, Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory also sold in SVOD to HBO Max.
“WarnerMedia continues to deliver to our broadcast partners distinctive and franchise making comedies that both viewers and advertisers crave,” said Decker. “With Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory in syndication, the full story of Sheldon Cooper, the iconic and beloved character that connects both shows, will bring humor, laughter and joy to television stations every day of the week.”
Young Sheldon premiered on CBS in 2017 and was the most watched comedy debut in 15 years. Currently in its fourth season, and recently picked up by CBS for an additional three, the series is television’s No. 1 comedy show delivering nearly 10 million total viewers a week and is also No. 1 with adults 25-54, according to WarnerMedia. Young Sheldon joins fellow Chuck Lorre series Two and a Half Men, Mom and Mike & Molly in syndication along with The Big Bang Theory which sold for its third cycle beginning fall of 2023.
Starring Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan and Raegen Revord with Annie Potts and Jim Parsons as the voice of Sheldon, Young Sheldon is a comedy about a young Sheldon Cooper (Armitage), who finds it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.
Created by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly) and Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory, The Class), Young Sheldon is executive produced by Lorre, Molaro, Steve Holland, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak. It’s produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.