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Young Sheldon Spinoff Centered on Georgie and Mandy Officially Ordered at CBS

Young Sheldon Spinoff Centered on Georgie and Mandy Officially Ordered at CBS

It’s official: CBS has handed a straight-to-series order to a Young Sheldon spinoff centered on Georgie and Mandy.

The as-yet-untitled offshoot — which is being penned by Young Sheldon co-creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, and fellow TBBT veteran (and current Sheldon showrunner) Steve Holland — will follow Montana Jordan and Emily Osment’s fan-favorite character “as they raise their young family in Texas while navigating the challenges of adulthood, parenting and marriage,” according to the official logline.
As first reported by TVLine, Young Sheldon Season 7 will feature Georgie and Mandy’s wedding — more details on which can be found here.

“It has been a privilege to spend the last seven years with Sheldon and the Cooper family and now this wonderful journey will continue with Georgie and Mandy,” CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach said in a statement Tuesday. “Chuck and both Steves have done a masterful job developing these characters and entertaining generations of fans with relatable, heartwarming stories brought to life by Montana and Emily. We eagerly look forward to the next chapter in this beloved universe.”

Added Lorre, Molaro and Holland: “From The Big Bang Theory to Young Sheldon, the world of the Cooper family has been incredibly special to us. We’re very excited to continue their stories through the eyes of Georgie and Mandy.”

Unlike Young Sheldon, which pivoted to a single-camera format, the Georgie-and-Mandy spinoff will revert to multi-cam and shoot in front of a live, studio audience — just like Big Bang. An episode count and release date for Season 1 have not yet been confirmed, but the series is set to premiere during the 2024-25 TV season.

Assuming Young Sheldon‘s narrative keeps at a steady pace, Sheldon will turn 14 in Season 7 — the age at which, per Big Bang’s previously established timeline, the future Nobel Prize winner moves from Medford, Texas, to Pasadena, Calif., to begin his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology.

That same year, Georgie marries for the first time, and family patriarch George meets his maker, setting up Young Sheldon for a bittersweet sendoff not unlike early ’90s classic The Wonder Years. But time will tell if the spinoff remains true to canon. As Holland previously warned TVLine, “just because [something happened on Big Bang] doesn’t mean it’s a story [our narrator] has to tell.”

The Georgie-and-Mandy offshoot is separate from the previously announced Big Bang Theory spinoff for streaming service Max — which, as of November, was still in the “prenatal” stage according to Lorre.

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