YOUNG SHELDON is a comedy about 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, who finds it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.
In the series premiere, meet 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, who’s capable of advanced science & mathematics but learns that isn’t always helpful in East Texas, where church & football are king.
To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.
When George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room, Meemaw comes to babysit; the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.
After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.
When a NASA representative visits Sheldon’s school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.
The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Meemaw refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see the space shuttle launch; Meanwhile, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls weekend at the salon.
George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten his future on the football team.
When Sheldon interviews at a school for gifted children in Dallas, his family struggles to cope with his absence.
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons & Dragons with Tam and Billy; but Sheldon is inspired to study a variety of religions.
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between his parents over the family finances, prompting Mary and the twins to move in with Meemaw.
Sheldon’s germophobia lands him in detention when flu season hits Medford and he takes extreme measures to remain healthy.
When Mary takes a job at the church, Sheldon and Missy are left home alone for the very first time.
Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science, while Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon’s blossoming social life.
A disappointing loss at the science fair sends Sheldon’s life in a new direction.
When Sheldon is bullied by an unlikely character, Mary and George disagree on how to handle the situation.
When Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under his mother’s thumb.
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by a professor (special guest star WALLACE SHAWN).
A neighborhood battle erupts between the Coopers and the Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.
While Sheldon is busy obsessing over the status of Meemaw’s budding relationship with his mentor, Dr. Sturgis, George and Mary attempt to bond with their other kids.
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars RICHARD KIND and WALLACE SHAWN), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules on the season finale.