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Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon

Photo Credit:  Robert Voets/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 25, 2017
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Prequel to The Big Bang Theory 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced and narrated by Jim Parsons, YOUNG SHELDON is a half-hour comedy series that centers on THE BIG BANG THEORY's Sheldon Cooper -- specifically his life as a child, when he was a once-in-a-generation nine-year-old capable of advanced mathematics and science, but who learned that it wasn't always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king. While the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naive Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn't understand. Sheldon's mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn't fit in. Sheldon's older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it's tough to be cool when you're in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Sheldon's twin sister, Missy, sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but she also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. Finally, there's Sheldon's beloved Meemaw, his foul-mouthed, hard-drinking Texas grandmother who is very supportive of her grandson and his unique gifts. YOUNG SHELDON premiered on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT, took a scheduled break during CBS's coverage of the National Football League on Thursday nights, and returned five weeks later in its regular timeslot -- Thursdays at 8:30pm -- with a new episode, "Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System." To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

Season 2 of YOUNG SHELDON premiered on a special night -- Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:30pm ET/PT on CBS -- before moving to its regular timeslot -- Thursdays at 8:30pm -- beginning September 27. In the special season opener, "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron," when Dr. John Sturgis (guest star Wallace Shawn) bonds with Paige (guest star Mckenna Grace), another 10-year-old genius, Sheldon's jealousy leads Meemaw to intervene. Also, Mary invites Paige's family over for a play date. Then three days later, CBS debuted "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron," the time-slot premiere of YOUNG SHELDON. When Dr. Sturgis (guest star Wallace Shawn) bonds with Paige (guest star Mckenna Grace), another 10-year-old genius, Sheldon's jealousy leads Meemaw to intervene. Also, Mary invites Paige's family over for a play date.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the third season of YOUNG SHELDON. In the season opener, "Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes," after Dr. Sturgis experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales. Guest cast: Duane Shepard Sr. (Mr. Bustifer), Carol Mansell (Mrs. Krawcynski), Dennis Cockrum (Mr. Stover), Carlease Burke (Mrs. Ebner), Chelsea Rae Bernier (Lynette), Karen Constantine (Lorraine), and Joe Howard (Edwin).
On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Archive Collection released YOUNG SHELDON Season 3 on DVD and Blu-ray with all 21 feel-good funny episodes. Season 3 follows Sheldon as he tests the patience of his family, the proofs of his analytical theories and the limits of his knowledge of the real world. Whether he's taking a break from science to boss about Hobbits or settling foot in the Caltech campus for the very first time, you won't want to miss a nanosecond of this boy genius' heartwarming boyhood. Run Time 411 minutes. A must own for Sheldon Cooper fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the RED
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- The Coopers, East Texas, and the '80s


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television


  • - Texas USA