CBS has announced the next season of the critically acclaimed comedy ‘Young Sheldon‘ will end its run with the upcoming 7th Season.
From creators, executive producers and writers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series centres on Sheldon Cooper, 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. For 12 years on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, audiences came to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy takes viewers through his childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
“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.”
The series stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Jim Parsons (as the voice of Sheldon). Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, Nick Bakay, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. It is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper, and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience,” add 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.”
It’s fair to say, CBS would probably have been happy to keep the show around for years to come, but this seems to be a creative decision to bring the comedy to a close. The showrunners have covered what they wanted to cover and told the story they wanted to tell. ‘Young Sheldon’ has been a consistent ratings winner for CBS, premiering as the #1 new comedy of the 2017-2018 television, and becoming the #1 comedy in the 2019-2020 season after ‘The Big Bang Theory’ completed its run. The show remains the #1 comedy in the USA for the 2022-2023 season and consistently outperforms its competition
‘Young Sheldon‘ is set to return on CBS from Thursday, February 15, 2024, in the USA, and will consist of 14 episodes. The show airs on E4 in the UK, so we have no idea when it will land here, but hopefully at some point in 2024… If you want to keep track of this or any other shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.