Young Sheldon to end with its seventh season
CBS announced today that Young Sheldon will be ending with its upcoming seventh season. The show is set to end with an hour-long series finale on Thursday, May 16.
Young Sheldon was renewed for a seventh season as part of a three-season deal back in 2021. However, production of the show's seventh season, like other network shows, was delayed due to the recent writers' and actors' strikes. CBS announced yesterday that the seventh season premiere will air Thursday, February 15. The season will contain 14 episodes, fewer than the usual 22 episodes in a typical season.
"As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice," said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. "It set itself apart with a remarkable cast that felt like a family from the first moment we saw them on screen and brought characters to life with unique heartfelt stories that drew audiences in from the start. We extend a sincere thank you to executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Steve Holland and the entire writing and producing teams for six wonderful seasons. We look forward to seeing their final season unfold and giving it a proper send off with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy.”
"Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper, and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience," said executive producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre. "We are grateful to our fans for embracing this chapter of the Coopers these past six seasons, and on behalf of the entire Young Sheldon family, we're excited to share this final season with you.”
Young Sheldon, a spin-off from The Big Bang Theory, premiered in 2017 and was the top new comedy for the 2017/18 season. After The Big Bang Theory ended its twelve-season run in 2019, Young Sheldon took over as the leading network comedy, a position it still holds today.
In April 2023, Warner Bros. revealed that Chuck Lorre was developing a new The Big Bang Theory spin-off for its streaming service Max. A recent comment from Lorre indicated the project is still in the early stages of development.