The Growing Pains of ‘Young Sheldon’ in Season 3
Sheldon Cooper’s (Iain Armitage) smarts have landed him in East Texas’ Medford High School, but the 10-year-old genius still has a long way to go, both physically and emotionally.
When Sheldon’s mentor, Dr. John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), is admitted to a psychiatric hospital after suffering a breakdown in May’s finale, Sheldon’s protective mom, Mary (Zoe Perry), struggles with how to tell him the news and then help him cope with the loss.
Sturgis’ absence means no more college physics classes for Sheldon. What’s a boy to do? Reveals exec producer Steven Molaro, “Sheldon furthers his education by setting up his own secret classroom in a broom closet [at school].”
Sheldon isn’t the only one who’s maturing. His older brother, Georgie (Montana Jordan), gets a job! Says Molaro: “We’ll see Georgie’s early entrepreneurial spirit when he goes door to door selling Texas snow globes.” (Fans of The Big Bang Theory know he goes on to become a successful tire salesman.)
Young Sheldon, Season 3 Premiere, Thursday, September 26, 8/7c, CBS