Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon starts tonight on E4

Young Sheldon UK air date, channel and cast

The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon will air on E4 from tonight, it has been confirmed.

Channel 4 last year announced that Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory prequel which follows the life of a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, will be coming to E4 in 2018.

The cast of Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies), Zoe Perry (Scandal, The Family, Grey’s Anatomy), Lance Barber (The Comeback, Black-ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Annie Potts (GCB, Designing Women, Love & War) Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord (Modern Family, Grace and Frankie).

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, The Normal Heart) narrates as Adult Sheldon.

Young Sheldon will start on E4 on Thursday, February 22 at 8:30PM, it has been announced.

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), 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 young Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him!

His father, George (Lance Barber), is struggling to navigate a path as a high school football coach and father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary (Zoe Perry), fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in.

Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie (Montana Jordan), does the best he can in high school, but it’s hard to be cool when you’re in the same classes as your nine-year-old sibling.

Finally, there’s Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy (Raegan Revord), who often resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell him the truth.

The spin-off, from the makers of the main show, is sure to be a hit for E4.

Series 10 of The Big Bang Theory helped the channel to more than double its slot average with E4’s biggest ratings of the year.

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