Can we get a big ol' "Bazinga"? According to TVLine, CBS is casting "Big Little Lies" star Iain Armitage in "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff about young Sheldon.

Armitage currently plays Ziggy, son of Shailene Woodley's character Jane, in the HBO series "Big Little Lies." Ziggy has a fairly substantial role in the miniseries, and the young star is definitely one to watch.

TVLine had previously mentioned that CBS was "quietly" casting for the role of young Sheldon, seeking an actor age 8-to-11 to play "confident," "arrogant, "short-tempered," "fiercely ritualistic," "socially awkward, once-in-a-generation genius" who lives in East Texas with his mother.

Zoe Perry will reportedly play young Sheldon's mother. Fun fact: She's the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who now plays adult Sheldon's mom. 2013 Tony Awards Eve Cocktail PartyCBS has yet to formally place a pilot order for the Sheldon series, but adult Sheldon Jim Parsons is set to executive produce, and it seems pretty inevitable.

In the meantime, the fate of the original show is still in question as the network and production company try to finalize the contracts of the actors. If Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are paid to their satisfaction, then fans can look forward to a two-season order of Season 11 and Season 12.

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