Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon adds Two and a Half Men star to cast

Amy West
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Photo credit: CBS
Photo credit: CBS

From Digital Spy

It's not just the titular genius's brain that has been getting bigger as The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon continues into its fourth season. Oh no, its cast list has been doing some growing of its own as of late, too.

According to TV Line, Two and a Half Men's Melanie Lynskey is set to be introduced as Sheldon's philosophy teacher Professor Ericson, in an episode that is scheduled to air on Thursday, February 11.

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

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Asked whether they had "any scoop" on the popular comedy series as part of its latest Inside Line report, the publication also stated that Sheldon's first day of college will be "derailed" by the arrival of the new educator.

Created by Big Bang Theory bosses Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, Young Sheldon acts as a prequel to the long-running original series. It centres on a younger version of Jim Parsons' pedantic scientist, who is fast-tracked through school after proving his hyper-intelligence.

Photo credit: CBS - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: CBS - Warner Bros.

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Big Little Lies' Iain Armitage stars as Sheldon Cooper, while Zoe Perry (Scandal) plays the character's on-screen mother Mary.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Lance Barber, Montana Jordan and Ghostbusters' Annie Potts also feature.

The Big Bang Theory aired on CBS and CBS All Access in the US. You can buy the complete boxset now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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