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First Look At Jim Parsons & Mayim Bialik Reprising ‘Big Bang Theory’ Roles In ‘Young Sheldon’ Finale — Update

UPDATED, 10 AM: We’re getting the first look at Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik reprising their characters Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler in the Young Sheldon finale.

CBS released some of the first images from the episode, which airs Thursday, May 16 on the network and streaming on Paramount+.

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The pair last appeared on screen together in The Big Bang Theory series finale, which aired in May 2019.

Parsons serves as an executive producer and the narrator of Young Sheldon. Bialik has also appeared in voiceover form in two episodes of the series.

You can see the photos above and below, including images of the pair from the mothership Big Bang Theory.

(L-R): Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler and Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper. Photo Credit: Bill Inoshita / 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment
(L-R): Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler and Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper. Photo Credit: Bill Inoshita / 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper Photo Credit: Bill Inoshita / 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment .
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper Photo Credit: Bill Inoshita / 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment .
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in ‘The Big Bang Theory. Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in ‘The Big Bang Theory. Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS.
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS.

PREVIOUS, March 6: The Young Sheldon finale is going to be extra special for The Big Bang Theory fans as Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik return as their characters Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, respectively. The episode will air Thursday, May 16, on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Details regarding how they step into the story of Young Sheldon are under wraps. This will be the first time their characters reunite in person following The Big Bang Theory finale which aired in May 2019.

Young Sheldon is a prequel to Big Bang and follows the character of Sheldon during his younger years. Parsons played him as an adult in Big Bang and Ian Armitage brought him to life in Young Sheldon.

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Young Sheldon is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science which 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.

In addition to Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Emily Osment and Jim Parsons (as the voice of Sheldon) also star.

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The prequel series premiered as the No. 1 new comedy of the 2017-2018 TV season and became the No. 1 comedy in the 2019-2020 season after The Big Bang Theory completed its run. Young Sheldon is currently TV’s No. 1 comedy since the show premiered its seventh and final season.

Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, Nick Bakay, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. Young Sheldon is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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Thanks to the continued popularity of the franchise, a new spinoff was greenlit on Tuesday following Young Sheldon characters Georgie (Montana Jordan) and Mandy (Emily Osment) as they raise their young family in Texas while navigating the challenges of adulthood, parenting and marriage. The multi-cam project is created by Lorre, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland.

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