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08.31.2017

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 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 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.

CHEAT TWEET: Meet 9-yr.-old Sheldon & the rest of the Cooper family when @YoungSheldon premieres 9/25 8:30PM #CBS following @BigBangCBS. http://bit.ly/2glUgii

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

GENRE: Comedy

Photos are available at: http://cbspressexpress.com

Official CBS website: http://cbs.com/shows/young-sheldon/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungSheldonCBS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngsheldon

Instagram: @YoungSheldonCBS

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/CBS

Cast on Twitter:

Iain Armitage

@IainLoveTheatre

Zoe Perry

@zoejperry

Lance Barber

@LanceBisPaulieG

Raegan Revord

@OfficialRaeganR

Montana Jordan

@montanajordan7

Cast on Instagram:

Iain Armitage

@iainlovestheatre

Raegan Revord

@raegan_revord

Montana Jordan

@jordan.montana

Zoe Perry

@zoeperryveri

Jim Parsons

@therealJimParsons

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603-824-6300

ladellicolli@cbs.com

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818-655-1582

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212-975-7068

Tkuratek@cbs.com

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818-655-1543

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