The Big Bang Theory fans rejoice, as Young Sheldon, premieres in Australia on Monday, March 26, at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now, followed by new Big Bang Theory at 8:00pm. CBS has already finished the first season of 22 episodes and renewed the show for a second season.

The Big Bang Theory audiences have come to know and love the eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper, and now in a new half-hour comedy series, viewers have the chance to meet him in childhood. Young Sheldon follows his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward manhood.

110068_1656b_ca0139eb.jpgIn the premiere episode we meet nine-year-old Sheldon and his family for the first time. It isn’t easy growing up in East Texas when you are 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 Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

His father, George, struggles to find his way as a high school football coach and as a father to Sheldon, who he just does not understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he doesn’t fit in. Georgie, Sheldon’s older brother, does his best in high school but finds it tough to be cool when he takes the same classes with his younger brother. Finally, there’s Missy, Sheldon’s twin sister, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth.

Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Lance Barber as father George, Zoe Perry as mother Mary, Montana Jordan, as Georgie, the older brother, and Raegen Revord, Sheldon’s twin sister Missy.

The second episode will air the following day on Tuesday March 27.