Young Sheldon Grows Up in East Texas


Fans of The Big Bang Theory are used to hearing Sheldon Cooper talk about his colorful East Texas roots. Now a spin-off actually depicts his character’s life as a child growing up in East Texas. Premiering on CBS in September, the half-hour sitcom Young Sheldon features Iain Armitage (HBO’s Big Little Lies) as the young Sheldon and follows him through his formative years and then to high school.

Big Bang actor and real-life East Texan Jim Parsons narrates. Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series features Zoe Perry as Sheldon-the-child’s mother, Mary. Perry is the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf who plays grown up Sheldon’s mother on Big Bang.

Young Sheldon gets a special preview debut on September 25, after the Season 11 premiere of Big Bang.

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