Guest Star :: Melissa Peterman

Melissa Peterman

Melissa Peterman is an American actress and comedian best known for her role on the sitcoms Reba and Baby Daddy.

Peterman's first major TV role came in 2001 with the role of Barbra Jean on Reba, starring country music star Reba McEntire, which ran for five years on the ABC network before moving to The CW for its final season. She went on to star on the ABC Family (now Freeform) sitcom Baby Daddy, which ran for 100 episodes between 2012 and 2017.

Peterman also had a starring role in the short-lived CMT sitcom Working Class. Peterman has had guest roles on shows including Just Shoot Me!, American Dad!, Rita Rocks, and Surviving Suburbia.

Peterman hosted three seasons of the gameshow The Singing Bee on the CMT network between 2009 and 2012 and the ABC gameshow Bet on Your Baby in 2013.


 Melissa Peterman has guest starred in 6 episodes of Young Sheldon.

  1. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo

    117. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 5, 2018

    When her husband fails to put a stop to Bobbi Sparks' bullying of Sheldon, Mary takes matters into her own hands and confronts Brenda Sparks at the bowling alley.
  2. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish

    120. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 26, 2018

    When Mary confronts Brenda Sparks over her family's new dog, things quickly turn bitter between the neighbors.
  3. A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels

    201. A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels as Brenda Sparks

    Aired September 24, 2018

    When Sheldon arrives to collect the week's money for his paper route, he's disappointed by Brenda Sparks' measly tip.
  4. A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

    216. A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag as Brenda Sparks

    Aired February 21, 2019

    After hearing Sheldon seemingly support communism on the local news, Brenda tells Mary she doesn't want him filling Billy's head with commie ideas.
  5. Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary

    217. Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary as Brenda Sparks

    Aired March 7, 2019

    Brenda Sparks runs into Meemaw at the drug store as she's buying a pregnancy test for Mary.
  6. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow

    218. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 4, 2019

    Mary stops by with a pie to try patch things up with Brenda, but it's an inopportune time as Billy is bleeding.
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