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Young Sheldon Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

August 22, 2019
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‘Young Sheldon’ is an American comedy television series and is a spin-off of the very popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The show airs on CBS and first premiered on September 25, 2017. The show has been created by Chuck Lorre, famous for works like ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Kominsky Method‘, along with Steven Molaro who has worked on shows like ‘Drake & Josh’. The two also worked together on ‘The Big Bang Theory’.

The series follows Sheldon Cooper at the age of nine, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. The idea for the show was given to the producers by Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon in ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Parsons also serves as the narrator and co-executive producer for the show. Considering that Sheldon and his quirks were one of the most lovable things on the original show, it is no surprise that the spin-off drew a huge fan following of people interested to know how this uniquely eccentric person was in his childhood. The show became an instant hit and has received good reviews from the critics. Critics too have lauded the series just as they had lauded the original, saying, “Young Sheldon’s appealing cast and relatable themes bring a fresh—and overall enjoyable—perspective to its central character’s familiar story”.

Young Sheldon Cast: Who is in it?

The cast of ‘Young Sheldon’ is led by Ian Armitage as the 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper. Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s Mother, Lance Barber stars as George Cooper Sr., Sheldon’s Father and Annie Potts plays Constance Tucker, Sheldon’s maternal grandmother. Sheldon’s siblings George Cooper Jr. and Missy Cooper are played by played by Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord respectively. And of course, Jim Parsons gives the voice of adult Sheldon, who narrates the story.

The main cast is supported by a host of recurring and guest characters. Some of the notable guest stars have included Ray Liotta of ‘Goodfellas‘ fame, who plays the role of a bookie to his Meemaw or grandmother.

All the main cast members are expected to return for season 3.

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Young Sheldon Plot: What is it about?

‘Young Sheldon’ follows Sheldon in the year 1989 when he was just nine years old. It focuses on the difficulties Sheldon has fitting in the world around him, while he makes an attempt to deal with his unique intellectual capabilities and social challenges. When we are introduced to the character of Sheldon, we see a boy who cannot understand social cues as well and has a sense of superiority due to his intelligence. Nonetheless, he seems to love his family and has his heart in the right place. This, of course, does not stop him from going down his own path and making some hilarious mistakes along the way, from which he learns. It is Sheldon who is the exception in his family.

While other members have their quirks, they are mostly normal. His father likes beer, his mother is a God-fearing woman who likes Church, his older brother happens to like football, while his twin sister enjoys television. The entire family seems to enjoy tater tots, but not Sheldon, who is contemptuous of it. We also see his fixation with extreme order and cleanliness comes from a very young age.

What is very interesting in the show is how Sheldon’s superiority often makes others exasperated with him, to the point of wanting to shut him up. This especially happens in school. However, even back at home, his mother struggles to figure out how to deal with her son. She knows he is a genius but her protective instincts remain, and this makes for an interesting dynamic about how parents should deal with prodigious offsprings. Overall, there is an 80s feel to the show and it is a quirky family drama. The gags and laughs are much like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and go along the lines of nerd jokes and how they behave awkwardly in society while being smarter than most of the other people.

As long as we are comparing shows, it would be remiss not to point out how ‘Young Sheldon’ demands engagement, attention, and seems to be more poignant and darker than the original show. Yet, it manages to capture the essence of humor and holds it by the heart, making it a subjectively funnier experience than the original series.

In season 3, we would expect Sheldon to be 11 years old since his age seems to increase with each passing season. While we enter the season for some more family fun and witty quips from our boy genius, there is also an air of wistful poignancy that lurks for the fans. If you know your character, you are surely aware that Sheldon loses his father at the age of 14, so that is a couple of seasons away from where we are currently. It will be fascinating to see what the upcoming season has in store. There might even be a crossover of the prequel with the original show, which would be really exciting to watch.

Young Sheldon Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Young Sheldon’ Season 2 premiered on Sep 24, 2018. CBS renewed the series for two more seasons in January 2018. Fans do not have to worry as both Season 3 and Season 4 are on their way. ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 3 is all set to release on September 26, 2019, while Season 4 is expected to air sometime in September 2020. Don’t forget to mark your calendars/

Young Sheldon Trailer:

While we wait for an update on ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 3, check out the season 2 trailer below. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to CBS to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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