June 16, 2024

Georgie and Mandy, played by Montana Jordan and Emily Osment, would be the main characters in the most likely straight-to-series comedy.

The CBS network is reuniting with executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Holland, and Steve Molaro to create a spinoff of their Young Sheldon prequel series. Sources claim that the proposed spinoff will center on the characters of Montana Jordan and Emily Osment, who play Sheldon’s older brother Georgie Cooper and his fiancée Mandy McAllister. However, agreements are still being finalized, and Warner Bros. Television and CBS declined to comment.

The spinoff is being evaluated for the 2024-25 broadcast season with a 13-episode order and, in a change from Young Sheldon, the project will be a multicamera comedy. Young Sheldon is a single-camera sitcom that is concluding its seventh season this year. The longest-running multicamera sitcom on television in history is The Big Bang Theory.
After deals for the leads close, a formal series order for the Young Sheldon offshoot is anticipated. Lorre, Holland, and Molaro, who have worked together on the flagship and its prequel, are slated to write and executive produce. The studio is Warner Bros. Television, where Lorre has worked for over twenty years.

Viewers can now probably anticipate more Cooper family stories as a spinoff appears to be filling in some of the gaps between the timelines of “Young Sheldon” and “The Big Bang Theory.” If Georgie and Mandy continue, Chuck Lorre will continue to appear on CBS. As their final seasons concluded this spring, “Young Sheldon” and “Bob Hearts Abishola” also departed the air, raising the possibility that CBS would go decades without a Lorre program. But the Georgie and Mandy spin-off would keep the Lorre/CBS/Warner Bros. TV streak alive.

The Young Sheldon spinoff was originally intended for Max, the Warner Bros. Discovery streamer, and is not to be confused with the other Big Bang Theory spinoff that Lorre is producing for Warners. Separate from the “Big Bang Theory” spinoff that Lorre is also developing at Max through his overall Warner Bros. Television pact is the “Young Sheldon” spinoff. It’s thought that one will be an hour-long show with a mostly fresh cast, and there may be guest appearances by well-known “Big Bang” stars.

The announcement of the Young Sheldon spinoff coincides with the conclusion of this year’s broadcast seasons for both of Lorre’s remaining programs, Bob Hearts Abishola and Bob Hearts. Additionally, the comedian’s Max comedy Bookie has been renewed for a second season. If the Young Sheldon spinoff is officially approved, it will go straight-to-series on CBS for the 2024–2025 season, joining the prequel NCIS: Origins and the Sherlock Holmes spinoff Watson. Next season, the network also aired Poppa’s House with multiple cameras and Matlock.

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