Nine packaging Young Sheldon & new Big Bang eps in primetime comedy hour

Nine will launch Young Sheldon in Australia this month.

Nine will launch America’s number one comedy, Young Sheldon, in Australia on Monday March 26 at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now, which falls during the Easter ratings break.

New episodes of The Big Bang Theory will screen at 8pm giving Nine an hour of popular US sitcoms in the timeslot.

Young Sheldon follows Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Cooper’s innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward manhood.

In the Young Sheldon premiere episode, viewers 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.

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