Young Sheldon is an American coming-of-age sitcom television series for CBS created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series, set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and begins with the character Sheldon Cooper the age of nine who is a high school student, living in East Texas with his family.
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Young Sheldon Plot
The timeline of the story is from the late 80s to the early 90s when young Sheldon Cooper is attending high school in the fictional town of Medford in East Texas. As a nine-year-old high-schooler, he tries hard to fit in with the crowd and blend as a student of his age in this crowded world of all sorts of people which includes his friends and families who still have not figured out yet how one must deal with someone with such high intellectual capabilities, intelligence and social ineptitude as him.
‘Young Sheldon’ has skipped through four grades owing to his genius skills and high IQ- Brain to join the same grade as his elder brother. Sheldon struggles to be understood, accepted, and be what people define as normal in this world. His mom saves him from bullies by reminding people about his father being the coach of the football team and his brother playing for the team as well. Sheldon also has a sister who is not as intelligent as him of course but has a clearer view of what the world has planned for the future of this young genius.
Young Sheldon Season 5 Release Date and Updates
The show was renewed for its fifth season along with the future sixth and seventh seasons on March 30, 2021, and the filming for it started in July 2021.
The first 20 episodes of the 22- episode season have already been released on platforms, we see Sheldon reaching towards the end of his freshman year of college in this season.
Episodic Progress of Young Sheldon Season 5
Episode 1: The first episode of the new season starts immediately after where it ended in the season 4 finale where Sheldon and Missy both escape from their homes while Mary receives upsetting news regarding George Sr.
Episode 2: In the second episode Sheldon encourages Missy to question the Bible and challenge the traditional mainstream beliefs. Meemaw is hell-bent to catch George Sr. in a lie and Mary accompanies Pastor Jeff on his search for a youth pastor.
Episode 3: Sheldon tries his level best to bring Doctor Sturgis back to the university. On the other side, Georgie’s life-changing decision upsets the whole family.
Episode 4: Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie get used to and adjusted to the new living arrangements and Meemaw opens a gambling room.
Episode 5: Sheldon and Doctor Linkletter both struggle together and sweat off to solve an equation. Georgie provides his tips to solve Meemaw’s business woes and George Sr. advises Missy on her love life.
Episode 6: Meemaw and Georgie join forces and go into business together while Missy makes some uncomfortable questions in Church.
Episode 7: Sheldon conducts his first engineering class along with Professor Boucher while Meemaw and Dale look after his ex-wife, June.
Episode 8: Mary finds out about Georgie’s involvement in Meemaw’s illegal business of the gambling room and Sheldon battles President Hagemeyer’s mysterious boss over the university’s science requirements.
Episode 9: Sheldon realizes he has to learn how to not think and George Sr. plays handyman at Brenda Sparks’ house.
Episode 10: Sheldon gets his own solo dorm room without any roommates and Meemaw is joined by an unwanted business partner.
Episode 11: Sheldon becomes Mary’s spy during a youth lock-in at the church and it is also revealed that Georgie is attracted to an older lady.
Episode 12: Mary tries to sell makeup and Sheldon attends his first comic-book convention.
Episode 13: Sheldon befriends some of his dorm neighbors while George Sr. learns his job and employment status is at risk.
Episode 14: Sheldon clashes with Dr. Lee, a new scientist in the lab and Mary receives a lotto ticket.
Episode 15: Sheldon goes on a science road trip along with Dr. Linkletter and Dr. Sturgis while Georgie continues to lie about his age to be with the older woman.
Episode 16: Meemaw’s gambling room turns out to be a successful business and Sheldon enters the stock market. Missy also starts her own business.
Episode 17: Sheldon gets an unusual request from his old friend, Paige. George Sr. and Mary are caught in the middle of Meemaw and Dale’s breakup. Georgie finally comes clean to Mandy about his age.
Episode 18: Sheldon pulls himself together after the death of a hero. Missy wishes to babysit while Georgie still struggles with his big secret.
Episode 19: George and Mary think it would be a good idea to meet the new girl in Georgie’s life. Sheldon and Missy suspect the events happening in the family, at the same time.
Episode 20: Sheldon and Missy discover Georgie’s pregnancy and the whole family vows to keep it a secret.
The last 2 episodes of the show are yet to release on May 12, 2022, and May 19, 2022, where we will see more about the ensuing family drama, secrets, and Sheldon to struggle with the first signs of puberty.
Young Sheldon Cast
- Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper, a child prodigy well-versed in various branches of mathematics and science. He decides to pursue Physics from the beginning of the show. Although academically brilliant, he struggles with social cues and is unable to socialize and blend in with other students of his age or fit into society in general.
- Jim Parsons is the voice of adult Sheldon Cooper, who provides the perspective of an adult looking back at his childhood.
- Zoe Perry is Mary Tucker Cooper, mother of Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie.
- Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr., Sheldon, Missy and Georgie’s father, and the head football coach at Medford High.
- Montana Jordan as George “Georgie” Cooper Jr., Sheldon and Missy’s older brother.
- Raegan Revord as Melissa “Missy” Cooper, Georgie’s younger sister, and Sheldon’s fraternal younger twin sister.
- Annie Potts as Constance “Connie” Tucker, Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie’s maternal grandmother, whom they refer to as “Meemaw”.
- Matt Hobby as Pastor Jeff Difford (season 3–present; recurring seasons 1–2), the upbeat pastor at the Cooper family’s Baptist church.
- Wyatt McClure as Billy Sparks (season 5; recurring seasons 1–4), the son of a neighbor to the Cooper family.
- Wallace Shawn as John Sturgis (season 1–present)
- Ryan Phuong as Tam Nguyen (season 1–present)
- Billy Gardell as Herschel Sparks (seasons 1–2)
- Melissa Peterman as Brenda Sparks (season 1–present)
- Doc Farrow as Assistant Coach Wayne Wilkins (season 1–present)
- Valerie Mahaffey as Victoria MacElroy (seasons 1–3)
- Danielle Pinnock as Evelyn Ingram (seasons 1–4)
- Brian Stepanek as Hubert Givens (season 1–present)
- Rex Linn as Tom Petersen (season 1–present)
- Sarah Baker as Sheryl Hutchins (season 1–present)
- Jason Alexander as Mr. Gene Lundy (season 1–present)
- Nancy Linehan Charles as Peg (season 1–present)
- Chris Wylde as Glenn (seasons 1–3)
- Isabel May as Veronica Duncan (seasons 2–3)
- Ed Begley Jr. as Dr. Grant Linkletter (season 2–present)
- Mckenna Grace as Paige Swanson (season 2–present)
- Andrea Anders as Linda Swanson (seasons 2–4)
- Mary Grill as Officer Robin (seasons 2–3)
- Craig T. Nelson as Dale Ballard (season 3–present)
- Reba McEntire as June (season 3–present)
- Ava Allan as Jana Boggs (season 3–5)
- London Cheshire as Marcus Larson (seasons 3–4)
- Wendie Malick as President Linda Hagemeyer (season 4–present)
- Dan Byrd as Pastor Rob (season 5)
- Emily Osment as Mandy McAllister (season 5)
- Caleb Emery as Darren (season 5)
- Ivan Mok as Oscar (season 5)
What are people saying about the Young Sheldon Season 5?
Young Sheldon has quite a huge fanbase and the audience has loved the previous seasons but the fifth season has not been able to wow the audience in the same fashion as it was able to with its former seasons. The audience is finding it rather empty and monotonous, unlike the previous seasons. It still has a lot of scope and seasons to revive itself, so the viewers can hope for the show to pick itself up again in the future.
Where to stream Young Sheldon?
All seasons of Young Sheldon are available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, and VUDU. The first two seasons can be streamed for free on the official site of CBS in the accessible regions and the first four seasons are available with the HBO MAX Subscription as well.
The Young Sheldon season 5 finale is set to air on CBS on Thursday, May 19.