9-Year Old Sheldon Cooper is a Once-In-A-Generation Mind on the Special Series Debut of "Young Sheldon"

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18 September 2017
Young Sheldon
Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS
"Young Sheldon"
Premieres Monday, September 25 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on CBS

          In the series premiere, although 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper’s mind is capable of advanced mathematics and science, he learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king. YOUNG SHELDON moves to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as of Nov. 2. Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord star. THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Jim Parsons is an executive producer and narrates as adult Sheldon.

          While the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve 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.

          For 10 years on THE BIG BANG THEORY, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
Iain Armitage (Sheldon)
Zoe Perry (Mary)
Lance Barber (George, Sr.)
Annie Potts (Meemaw)
Montana Jordan (Georgie)
Raegan Revord (Missy)
Jim Parsons (Voice of Sheldon)
Valerie Mahaffey (Mrs. MacElroy)
Rex Linn (Principal Petersen)
Melissa Tang (Ms. Fenley)
Matt Hobby (Pastor Hodgkins)
Danielle Pinnock (Mrs. Ingram)
Brian Stepanek (Mr. Givens)
Doc Farrow (Coach Bergdoff)
Marcia Ann Burrs (Woman at Church)
Christian Garcia (Stinson)

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