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YOUNG SHELDON
Air Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#YS101) "Pilot"
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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

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YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
Returns in Fall 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 1/6/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THURSDAYS - Television's top comedy block is adding another strong player. The evening begins with Thursday's #1 program, THE BIG BANG THEORY, at 8:00 PM, leading into television's #1 new comedy YOUNG SHELDON at 8:30 PM, which grew the time period by +91% in viewers and +78% in adults 18-49. Next at 9:00 PM is time-period winner MOM, starring Anna Faris and Academy Award winner Allison Janney, which grew +17% in viewers and +5% in adults 18-49 this season, providing a robust and compatible lead-in for the revival of the groundbreaking comedy MURPHY BROWN at 9:30 PM. S.W.A.T. with Shemar Moore, which improved its time period over +30% in viewers and demos, anchors the night at 10:00 PM.
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