CBS fall lineup gets 4 new dramas, 4 new comedies

'The Big Bang Theory' season 11 spoilers: Can Sheldon convince Amy to marry him?

'The Big Bang Theory' season 11 spoilers: Can Sheldon convince Amy to marry him?

At CBS, they're turning back the clock a different way.

CBS has finally revealed the highly anticipated prequel to the beloved sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory" with the release of its official trailer and the network's new fall television schedule.

"For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas", reads the network's synopsis.

Parsons did offer Armitage some advice, having played adult Sheldon for a decade on the flagship Big Bang Theory show.

In this first look photo, young Sheldon's already rocking the bowtie, checkered shirt and slacks look - topped off with a small briefcase! Zoe Perry will play Sheldon's god-fearing mother, who is portrayed on the flagship series by Perry's real-life mom Laurie Metcalf.

Also familiar: The new fall lineup, which will return mostly intact.

Returning later in the season will be "Elementary", "Code Black", "Man With a Plan", "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss". "SEAL Team" is about the elite U.S. Navy SEAL unit and "S.W.A.T."-inspired by the 1970s series of the same name-is about the Los Angeles Police Department's famed tactical unit". CBS has announced a spinoff that will be all about Sheldon's childhood, giving fans the full experience of how he was as a young boy. Sharon Lawrence and Jaleel White co-star.

"9JKL" - The family comedy stars Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains") as a divorced actor living in an apartment between his meddlesome parents (Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin) and competitive brother and sister-in-law (David Walton, Liza Lapira).

"By the Book" (midseason replacement) - Based on A.J. Jacobs' best-selling book, the comedy stars Jay R. Ferguson as a modern-day man who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. Khandi Alexander ("Scandal", "CSI: Miami") also is in "Instinct".

- "Wisdom of the Crowdî stars Emmy-winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process".

Young Sheldon is set to get underway on November 2nd on CBS following a one-off preview airing on September 25th. Survivor leads the night at 8 p.m. and Criminal Minds shifts to 10 p.m.

After "NFL Thursday Night Football" ends its run, "Kevin Can Wait" moves to Mondays at 8 p.m.

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