Guest Star :: 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 28 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.

  7. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

    307. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting as Brenda Sparks

    Aired November 14, 2019

    Brenda phones Mary to complain about Missy being on the boys' baseball team.

  8. A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken

    309. A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken as Brenda Sparks

    Aired December 5, 2019

    Mary is outraged when Brenda Sparks invites Missy but not Sheldon to Billy's birthday party.

  9. A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony

    311. A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 9, 2020

    Brenda Sparks talks to Pastor Jeff about Billy's concern for his chicken.

  10. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell

    317. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell as Brenda Sparks

    Aired March 5, 2020

    Mary goes to Brenda's house for a meeting of the baseball moms.

  11. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

    321. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 30, 2020

    After Brenda notices Mary smoking in her garden, the pair bond over their struggles as mothers.

  12. Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken

    403. Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken as Brenda Sparks

    Aired November 19, 2020

    Brenda tries to patch things up with the Coopers' after Sheldon's injury.

  13. Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper

    406. Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 21, 2021

    Brenda joins Mary as they do back-to-school shopping for the kids.

  14. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You

    407. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You as Brenda Sparks

    Aired February 11, 2021

    Brenda and Mary live vicariously through Missy as the kids go back to school.

  15. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science

    412. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 1, 2021

    Mary is upset when she sees Brenda and Pastor Jeff going for walks without her.

  16. A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities

    415. A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 22, 2021

    Sheldon is caught in a moral dilemma when offered a bootleg copy of a computer game he can't afford. Also, Mary and Meemaw take Brenda out for girls' night while George Sr. and the guys watch Billy, and Missy asks Georgie to take her and Marcus on a secret date.

  17. A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips

    416. A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 29, 2021

    Sheldon finds himself at odds with Paige (Mckenna Grace) once again when she considers enrolling at East Texas Tech. Also, Mary seeks June’s (Reba McEntire) advice when looking for a change.

  18. The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics

    418. The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics as Brenda Sparks

    Aired May 13, 2021

    After George goes to a bar following his argument with Mary, he runs into Brenda Sparks.

  19. One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires

    501. One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 7, 2021

    George runs in to Brenda Sparks at a bar.

  20. Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism

    502. Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 14, 2021

    Meemaw's suspicions are raised when she runs in to Brenda Sparks at the grocery store.

  21. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy

    505. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy as Brenda Sparks

    Aired November 4, 2021

    George goes over to the Sparks' house to see how Billy's doing after he asked Missy out.

  22. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

    509. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian as Brenda Sparks

    Aired December 9, 2021

    After George helps Brenda get her car going, he starts playing handyman around her house.

  23. A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit

    511. A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 13, 2022

    George and Principal Petersen run into Brenda Sparks at the bowling alley.

  24. A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance

    512. A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 20, 2022

    Brenda Sparks has an unexpected doorstop seller when Mary tries to sell her perfume.

  25. A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband

    519. A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 21, 2022

    George and Mary insist on meeting the new woman in Georgie's life. Also, Sheldon and Missy have suspicions about what's going on with their family.

  26. A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future

    522. A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future as Brenda Sparks

    Aired May 19, 2022

    Sheldon struggles to cope with the first signs of puberty. Also, Mary and George Sr. hunt for new jobs, and Georgie and Meemaw take a business trip across the border.

  27. Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific

    602. Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 6, 2022

    Sheldon and Missy try to help the family’s finances. Also, Mary struggles to find her footing without the church.

  28. Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero

    604. Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 20, 2022

    Sheldon makes a terrifying mathematical discovery while tutoring Billy. Also, Mary is jealous of Missy's relationship with Mandy and MeeMaw.

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