The Big Bang Theory returns to the UK, joins Young Sheldon Posted February 7, 2018

The Big Bang Theory returns to the UK, joins Young Sheldon

The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season will return to British TV screens later this month and will be joined by Young Sheldon, which is getting its UK debut.

E4 will resume airing the current season of The Big Bang Theory from Thursday, February 22 at 8pm. The digital broadcaster aired the first eleven episodes of the season late last year. Following the mid-season break, the show continues with "The Matrimonial Metric" which sees Sheldon and Amy try to determine who is most qualified to be best man and maid of honor at their wedding.

Young Sheldon will air right after The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights at 8:30pm from February 22nd. E4 picked up the rights to the spin-off last year after the highly-rated premiere of the show in the United States. Young Sheldon, a single-camera comedy from The Big Bang Theory's Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, stars Iain Armitage as nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas, where his impressive intelligence isn't always an advantage when he starts high school.

Young Sheldon also stars Zoe Perry, real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf who plays Sheldon's mother on The Big Bang Theory, as Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as George Sr., Montana Jordan as George Jr., Raegan Revord as Missy, and Annie Potts as Sheldon's beloved Meemaw. Jim Parsons, who also serves as executive producer with Todd Spiewak, narrates the show as adult Sheldon.

Possibly Related Stories

Title Date Posted
E4 picks up rights to Young Sheldon in the U.K. September 26, 2017

E4 has picked up the rights to airThe Big Bang TheoryprequelYoung Sheldonin the United Kingdom and will broadcast the show starting next year. Read the full story 

E4 to air 'Big Bang' Season 11 next month September 27, 2017

The eleventh season of The Big Bang Theory will premiere in the United Kingdom next month. E4 will start airing the new season on Thursday, October 12 at 8:30pm. Read the full story 

Young Sheldon is top comedy premiere in four years September 26, 2017

The series debut of Young Sheldon was the most-watched comedy premiere in six years, since the 2011 premiere of 2 Broke Girls, and was the highest-rated premiere since 2013's The Crazy Ones. Read the full story 

The Big Bang Theory gets a new showrunner for Season 11 August 1, 2017

The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season will be produced under a newshowrunner as StevenMolaro, who has done the job since season six, takes that role over at Young Sheldon, the upcoming Big Bang spin-off which focuses on the early life of Sheldon Cooper back in East Texas. Read the full story 

UK premiere date set for TBBT Season 8 October 8, 2014

The eighth season of The Big Bang Theory will begin airing in the United Kingdom later this month. E4 will be airing new episodes starting Thursday, October 23 at 20:30. In the eighth season premiere, "The Locomotion Interruption", Sheldon's cross-country train journey comes to an abrupt end in Arizona, where Leonard and Amy must go pick him up. Meanwhile, Bernadette helps Penny get a job interview with her pharma company, and Howard worries about how close Stuart and his mother now are. Read the full story