Ian Armitage is the young boy chosen to play the role of the world's most clueless genius as he enters the 9th grade as a mere 9-year-old and already starts to wreak havoc with his superiority complex against teacher's methods and his over-stringent application of the school rule book.
Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper is set to get his own spin-off show.
In the prequel, Iaim Armitage plays the budding young nerd at age nine.
Interestingly, she's the daughter of Laurie Metcalfe, who plays Sheldon's mum in the original show. The broadcaster also had the most popular new comedy in "Kevin Can Wait" and drama in "Bull", Mr. Moonves said.
But CBS viewers have seen the last of canceled series Two Broke Girls and The Odd Couple.
Returning shows being held for midseason include "The Amazing Race", "Code Black", "Elementary", "Man with a Plan" and "Undercover Boss".
Young Sheldon will be coming out on CBS later this year and likely be a hit whether it's good or not, much like its predecessor. Sharon Lawrence and Jaleel White co-star.
The series stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life.
CBS announced two series for midseason: The drama "Instinct" follows a former Central Intelligence Agency operative (Alan Cumming) helping the NYPD, and the comedy "By the Book" focuses on a film critic (Jay R. Ferguson) who tries to live in accordance with the Bible. "We launched the most-watched drama on television this year", CBS scheduling guru Kelly Kahl told reporters Wednesday at a press conference. Khandi Alexander ("Scandal", "CSI: Miami") also is in "Instinct".
This new series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award victor Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process.
CBS is premiering six new shows in the fall in two different shifts because of scheduling adjustments required by the carriage of Thursday Night Football during the first five weeks of the season.
Monday nights will continue to be anchored by sitcom Kevin Can Wait at 8/7c and Scorpion at 10/9c, with returning show Superior Donuts holding down the 9:30/8:30c spot. There are still 8 to 10 p.m. comedy blocks on Mondays and Thursdays (with a drama at 10 p.m.); three straight hours of procedural dramas on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; and Survivor, 48 Hours, and 60 Minutes back in their respective Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday slots.
On Thursdays, football starts off September 28. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros.