The fourth season of Young Sheldon was premiered on November 5, 2020.


The daily life of 11-year-old new college student Sheldon.





  • The season was renewed on February 22, 2019, along with the third season.[1]
  • Production on Young Sheldon was paused on Friday, October 9, 2020, after a COVID-19 test result for a production team member came back positive as the season was preparing for its third episode. [2]
    • Out of an abundance of caution, production on Young Sheldon resumed on Monday, October 12, 2020. [3]
    • Unfortunately, less than a month later, production was once again suspended after a Covid-19 test for a production team member came back positive leading to the producers evaluating when the show would resume shooting next week. [4]
    • However, with the mandatory stay at home order in LA county in effect for three weeks it was unlikely they resumed filming. [5]
  • Young Sheldon were previously scheduled to resume production Jan. 11 2021 however on December 31, 2020 Warner Bros. Television had to push the production return date for their series that had been slated to resume filming in Los Angeles next week and the following week to maintain COVID protocols and to allow for a 10-day quarantine of those who had traveled for the holidays per LA County guidelines. [6]


Episode (Season/Ep#) Title Original Air Date Directed By Description
401 Graduation November 5, 2020 Jaffar Mahmood After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.
402 A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton November 12, 2020 Alex Reid Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum. Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary’s guilty pleasure.
403 Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken November 19, 2020 Jeremy Howe With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles. [7]
404 Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love December 3, 2020 Jaffar Mahmood Sheldon finds himself in a fierce competition with Paige (Mckenna Grace) when their mothers force them to attend Vacation Bible School. Also, George is furious after Georgie makes a questionable purchase.
405 A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On December 17, 2020[8] Alex Reid Dale and Meemaw work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Also, Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins and his wife, and Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she's pregnant
406 Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper January 21, 2021 Jaffar Mahmood College orientation does not go as Sheldon planned. Also, Mary is invited to a party when she's mistaken for a university student, and George Sr helps Pastor Jeff set up a children's nursery.
407 A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You February 11, 2021 Alex Reid Sheldon's first day of college is derailed by his new philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson. Also, Mary and Brenda live vicariously through Missy's first day of middle school.
408 An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles February 18, 2021 Alex Reid Meemaw takes matters into her own hands when Sheldon's philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson, sends him into a tailspin. Also, George Sr. learns Georgie has been cutting class.
409 Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey February 25, 2021 Micheal Judd Sheldon and George Sr. dine with President Hagemeyer a university benefactor. Also, Georgie gives Missy some brotherly advice when Mary won’t let her go to the school dance, and Dale and June convince Meemaw to attend their son’s wedding.
410 Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts March 4, 2021 Melissa Joan Hart
411 A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles March 11, 2021



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