CBS's fall schedule, including the fourth season of Young Sheldon, will not premiere in September due to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The network has rejigged its line-up with a mix of reality shows and scripted fare from other platforms in place of its originally scheduled programming.
Star Trek: Discovery, the CBS All Access original, will be airing Thursday nights at 10 following Big Brother at 8 and Love Island at 9.
CBS is hopeful it will be able to roll out its previously announced programming, including Young Sheldon, as they start to become available in November.
Young Sheldon: Season 3 will be released on DVD in the United States and Canada on Tuesday, September 1.
The two-disc box-set features all twenty-one episodes from the latest season of Young Sheldon. The release will also include a behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Coopers, East Texas, and the 80’s".
For young Sheldon Cooper, 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.
A manufactured-on-demand Blu-ray box-set is expected to be released as part of the Warner Archive collection.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Young Sheldon: Season 2 will be released on DVD on Monday, August 31. A Blu-ray release has not been announced.
A release date has not yet been announced for Australia and New Zealand.
Young Sheldon will be joining the new HBO Max streaming service, alongside all twelve seasons of the show's progenitor, The Big Bang Theory.
HBO Max, which launched this week, is a new streaming service from WarnerMedia featuring television and motion picture content from Warner's vast library. The service is the exclusive streaming home of both The Big Bang Theory and Friends, two of the biggest sitcoms of the past few decades. The service also features content from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, TBS, and truTV.
The streaming service also features movies from WarnerMedia's library, spanning over 100 years of the most iconic films, including Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Lego movies, and every DC film from the past decade.
Young Sheldon, which last month concluded its third season, has so far produced 65 episodes. Like The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon had not been licensed to a streaming service until this point. A date for the show's arrival on the platform was not announced.
“We now feel like our Big Bang offering is complete,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV. “We are so proud to be the home of this beloved franchise and the place where new and existing fans can learn about young Sheldon Cooper’s roots.”
“In order for Sheldon Cooper to visit his younger self, he would need to manipulate spacetime. All you actually need is HBO Max,” said Young Sheldon creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. “We are so pleased that Young Sheldon will once again be reunited with his future self on HBO Max, and we are excited for fans, new and old, to be able to binge both The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon for the first time.”
For more information about HBO Max, visit HBOMax.com.
CBS has released the synopsis for the next episode of Young Sheldon, "A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat", which airs Thursday, April 30.
Wallace Shawn and Craig T. Nelson return as Dr. Sturgis and Dale, respectively, in the episode.
"A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat" - Sheldon discovers that Mary's been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Meemaw is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, April 30 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Update: CBS has now announced this episode will be the third season finale. Production on Young Sheldon came to an early halt because of the pandemic.
CBS has released the synopsis for the April 16 episode of Young Sheldon, "A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge".
Wallace Shawn and Craig T. Nelson return as Dr. Sturgis and Dale, respectively. Ryan Stiles (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Two and a Half Men) guest stars. Bob Newhart and Cyndi Lauper provide voiceovers in the episode.
"A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge" - Sheldon has a scientific breakthrough at the dentist's office. Also, Dale (Craig T. Nelson) and Meemaw go to the casino, and Georgie makes a big mistake when Dale leaves him in charge of the store, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, April 16 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The third season of Young Sheldon continues next Thursday, April 2 with "A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff". The show then takes a week off on April 9 with a rerun of "A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel" airing.
CBS has released the synopsis for the next episode of Young Sheldon, "A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff", which will air Thursday, April 2.
Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) returns as drama teacher Mr. Lundy in the episode.
"A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff" - When Sheldon learns the house next door is for sale, he takes it upon himself to find the perfect neighbors. Also, Missy is torn when she's forced to pitch against her boyfriend at the baseball game, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, April 2 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jason Alexander returns as Mr. Lundy.
CBS will be airing two reruns of Young Sheldon next Thursday, March 26. There will be another chance to see "Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit" at 8/7c and "Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains" at 8:30/7:30c.
Production on the third season of Young Sheldon has been suspended today as Hollywood studios react to the coronavirus pandemic.
“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin,” the company said in a statement. “The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”
In scheduling news, CBS will be airing reruns of Young Sheldon on Thursday, March 19 and 26 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c. The show was set to be pre-empted by the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, which has now been called off because of the coronavirus. The next original episode is set to air April 2.
CBS has released the synopsis for the March 12 episode of Young Sheldon, "A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector".
Craig T. Nelson returns as Dale. Ryan Phuong (Tam), Sarah Baker (Ms. Hutchins), Doc Farrow (Coach Wilkins) and Ava Allan (Jana) all reprise their roles in the episode.
“A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector” – When George Sr. accidentally lands the school librarian, Ms. Hutchins (Sarah Baker), in the hospital, the Cooper family must nurse her back to health. Also, Meemaw gives Georgie relationship advice, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, March 12 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Young Sheldon will be taking a short break following this episode as CBS airs the NCAA March Madness tournament. The show will be pre-empted Thursday, March 19 and 26. The third season of Young Sheldon will return April 2.
CBS has released the synopsis for the next episode of Young Sheldon, "An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell", which airs Thursday, March 5.
Stand-up comedian Louie Anderson guest stars as Ralph, a Trophy Store employee. Wallace Shawn (Dr. Sturgis), Melissa Peterman (Brenda Sparks), Ed Begley, Jr. (Dr. Linkletter), Isabel May (Veronica) and Ava Allan (Jana) all reprise their roles in the episode.
Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey) directed this episode.
“An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell” – Dr. Sturgis is furious when Sheldon accuses him of plagiarism. Also, Mary sets out to find a “girl trophy” for Missy’s end-of-season baseball ceremony, and Georgie has an awkward run-in with Veronica (Isabel May) while on a date with his new girlfriend, Jana (Ava Allan), on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, March 5 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Louie Anderson guest stars as Ralph, an employee at the trophy store.
The third season of Young Sheldon is taking a short break this week. A rerun of "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's" airs this Thursday, February 27.
The third season of Young Sheldon will return to U.K. screens next month, E4 has announced. The channel aired the first ten episodes of the season last year.
Young Sheldon will return with new episodes on Thursday, March 5 at 20:30. In the next episode, "A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony", George and Meemaw struggle to keep the Cooper household under control as Mary helps Pastor Jeff plan his wedding. Melissa Peterman guest stars as Brenda Sparks.