The successful The Big Bang Theory prequel is back with more of the lovable neurotic antics, hang-ups and chaotic family life.

Now that Big Bang has wrapped, Young Sheldon is forging ahead as the sole source of all things Sheldon Cooper – and there’s plenty more to discover about the precocious prodigy!

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Growing pains

Sheldon Cooper's (Iain Armitage) IQ might have earned him a place in East Texas' Medford High School, but the 10-year-old boy genius has a lot of growing up to do, both physically and emotionally. We also know from Big Bang that Sheldon raced through high school so his entry into college could be on the cards soon. What is confirmed, however, is in the latest season, Sheldon continues to learn more about others as he tries to fit into a world that isn’t really made for people like him. “This year we do talk about some serious issues like mental health – which is important and important to talk about – but while still keeping it in the realm of comedy,” said Iain, who is in Grade 5 in real life, in an interview. “It’s hard to do that but our writers are wonderful, and they do it very well.”


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New faces

Season three has a new exciting addition of country singer and former sitcom star Reba McEntire as the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of one of the recurring characters. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with Meemaw (Annie Potts). Showrunners have also confirmed that Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood and Coach) will feature in a significant recurring role on the upcoming season in the role of Coach Dale Ballard – a Little League baseball coach who clashes with George Sr. (Lance Barber) about young Missy (Raegan Revord) wanting to sign up with his team.


Spoiler alert!

Fans can also look forward to learning more about the origins of Sheldon’s fanatic obsession with all things Tolkien and Lord of the Rings this season.


Watch Young Sheldon S3 on Saturdays from 1 February on M-Net (101) at 18:30

Download and watch later

Get the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) and download episodes to watch on your phone or tablet – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.