or


YOUNG SHELDON
Air Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#YS101) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

9-YEAR-OLD SHELDON COOPER IS A ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION MIND CAPABLE OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE BUT LEARNS THAT ISN'T ALWAYS HELPFUL GROWING UP IN EAST TEXAS, A LAND WHERE CHURCH AND FOOTBALL ARE KING, ON THE SPECIAL SERIES DEBUT OF THE NEW COMEDY "YOUNG SHELDON," MONDAY, SEPT. 25

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

"Pilot" - 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn't always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king, on the special series debut of the new comedy YOUNG SHELDON, Monday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 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 na�ve 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 single-camera, 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.

REGULAR CAST:

Iain Armitage (Sheldon)
Zoe Perry (Mary)
Lance Barber (George, Sr.) Annie Potts (Meemaw)
Montana Jordan (Georgie)
Raegan Revord (Missy)
Jim Parsons (Voice of Sheldon)

GUEST CAST:

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)

WRITTEN BY: Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro

DIRECTED BY: Jon Favreau

Share |







YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2018)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:31 PM-9:01 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 1/6/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, January 2018) CBS announced today that the hit freshman comedy YOUNG SHELDON is the Network's first renewal for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. "YOUNG SHELDON has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it's been on the air," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "While the show's DNA is clearly rooted in THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON has staked out its own place in the TV universe with a unique creative tone, brilliant writing and a gifted multi-generational cast. We can't wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd's vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older... and smarter." YOUNG SHELDON is the #1 new comedy in viewers (16.17m), adults 18-49 (3.3) and adults 25-54 (4.9), and is the #2 comedy in all of television (behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY). It has the best retention for any show ever out of THE BIG BANG THEORY and has the best delivery of any new comedy on any network since the 1999-2000 television season. The half-hour, single-camera comedy series, which stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan and the voice of Jim Parsons, follows THE BIG BANG THEORY'S Sheldon Cooper (Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in east Texas and going to high school.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Annie Potts as Meemaw
· Iain Armitage as Sheldon
· Jim Parsons as Adult Sheldon (Voice)
· Lance Barber as George Sr.
· Montana Jordan as Georgie
· Raegan Revord as Missy
· Zoe Perry as Mary
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Prady as CRTR
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· Jim Parsons as EP
· Jon Favreau as DIR (Pilot)
· Steve Molaro as CRTR/EP
· Todd Spiewak as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· That's Wonderful Productions
· Warner Bros. Television