Young Sheldon has been picked up for a full season, EW has learned.
The news comes just two days after The Big Bang Theory spin-off debuted Monday to an average of 17.21 million viewers and a 3.8 in the 18-49 demographic, becoming the most-watched comedy premiere on any network since 2011. Young Sheldon also retained 98 percent of its Big Bang Theory lead-in audience.
Young Sheldon becomes the first new series of the fall to receive a full season order. Unlike The Big Bang, which does 24 episodes a season, Young Sheldon‘s first season will consist of the traditional 22 episodes.
The half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Big Little Lies‘ Iain Armitage) living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Zoe Perry plays Sheldon’s mother, who is portrayed on the flagship by Perry’s real-life mom Laurie Metcalf. Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Annie Potts, and Montana Jordan also star.
Parsons — who is attached as an executive producer alongside creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, as well as Todd Spiewak — also narrates the comedy as Adult Sheldon.
Young Sheldon currently airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET before moving to Thursdays on Nov. 2 on CBS.