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Young Sheldon is a prequel comedy series to The Big Bang Theory. It is created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. Its pilot episode debuted as a sneak preview on September 25, 2017 and it began airing after The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays, on November 2, 2017.


The series follows The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.


Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan.

Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.[1]

Jim Parsons narrates as the adult Sheldon.

This show will be filmed in single camera.

The trailer shows how Sheldon Cooper became who he is. He still had the arrogant, egotistical and narcissistic personality even when he was young. He still criticizes others and thinks he is superior to everyone else.

Sheldon was watching Professor Proton, when he was a kid. It was his inspiration to become a scientist.

Sheldon Cooper's timeline on the show starts from the fall of 1989, when he started high school at age 9.

The show is similar to the wonder years and How I met your mother. Except Sheldon is the antagonist in the series.



These are the first few episodes of Young Sheldon.[3]

Episode (Season/Ep#) Title Original Air Date Directed By Description
1.01 Pilot 2017 Jon Favreau Sheldon Cooper, a 9-year-old boy, begins his first day of high school in the ninth grade with his older brother, George Cooper Jr. He questions his teachers and informs students of their rule-breaking. He tries to find his place in the new school and George must deal with having a much younger sibling in his class.
1.02 Rockets, Communist, and the Dewey Decimal System 2017 Michael Zinberg Sheldon learns that his mother is very worried about his not having any friends. He therefore gets a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People from the school library and tries its methods on various students and teachers without success. He eventually meets a Vietnamese American boy who shares many of his interests. His mother is so happy that she insists that Sheldon invite the boy home for dinner, and lifts the ban on Sheldon's model rocketry hobby. The dinner turns out to be very awkward, and the boys' launch attempt goes out of control just as FBI agents arrive to ask Sheldon why he was trying to buy uranium.
1.03 Poker, Face and Eggs 2017
1.04 A Therapist, A Comic Book and A Breakfast Sausage 2017
1.05 A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball and a Cheerleader's Bosom 2017
1.06 2017
1.07 2017-2018 Unknown
1.08 2017-2018 Unknown
1.09 2017-2018 Unknown
1.10 2018 Unknown
1.11 2018 Unknown
1.12 2018 Unknown
1.13 2018 Unknown

Production Notes

  • A sneak preview aired on September 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.[4]
  • Since Sheldon was born on February 26, 1980, and the series will follow Sheldon at age 9, that means the series takes place starting in 1989.
    • It is shown in the first trailer that it does take place in 1989.
  • This show will feature the first on screen appearances of Sheldon's father, George Cooper Sr. and older brother George Cooper Jr.
  • The show might reveal which one of the twins (Sheldon or Missy) is older.
  • Despite Sheldon stating that he went to college right after he finished the 5th grade at age 11, according to the trailer, Sheldon will be in high school at age 9. He won't head to college until fall of 1991.
  • It was picked up for a full season on September 25, 2017.


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