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.
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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