Georgie and Mandy spin-off in the works at CBS
A Young Sheldon spin-off featuring new parents Georgie and Mandy is nearing a series order at CBS, according to reports.
The series is said to be a multi-camera show filmed in front of an audience, similar to The Big Bang Theory, rather than the single-camera format used in Young Sheldon.
The new project is being developed by the executive producers of Young Sheldon, Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, and Steve Holland. Lorre and Molaro are the creators of Young Sheldon, with Holland acting as the current showrunner. All three collaborated for many years on The Big Bang Theory, which was co-created by Chuck Lorre.
The new show will star Montana Jordan, who has played Sheldon's older brother Georgie since Young Sheldon debuted in 2017, and Emily Osment, who initially guest starred as Mandy McAllister in the show's fifth season before becoming a series regular in Season 6.
Georgie met Mandy at Meemaw’s laundromat, where he was working after dropping out of high school. Georgie initially lied about his age as they started a relationship. Mandy broke things off after Georgie admitted he was only seventeen, but she soon found out she was pregnant. After deciding to keep the baby, Mandy was hesitant about keeping Georgie in her life, but Georgie was determined to step up and be a responsible father. The pair later welcomed Constance Cooper (nicknamed CeeCee), named after Georgie’s Meemaw. By the end of the sixth season of Young Sheldon, Georgie and Mandy were engaged.
The new show is being prepared for the 2024/25 season and could be on air within months of Young Sheldon bowing out. The final season of Young Sheldon’s is set to premiere Thursday, February 15 and an hour-long series finale will air May 16.
The new Georgie and Mandy spin-off is distinct from the previously reported The Big Bang Theory spin-off, which Chuck Lorre is developing for the streaming service Max, formerly HBO Max. In November, Lorre told TV Line that this project was still in its "prenatal" stage.