CBS did a pretty great expanding The Big Bang Theory universe with the coming-of-age show Young Sheldon, but they’re finally ready to say goodbye. The prequel series about Sheldon Cooper’s childhood years will end its run with the upcoming seventh season.
Young Sheldon took us to the fictional town of Medford, Texas during the ’90s and centered on the younger version of Jim Parsons’s iconic sitcom character Sheldon Cooper. Iain Armitage replaced him in the titular role, while the supporting cast included Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Annie Potts.
Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, confirmed its cancelation, adding that this prequel series proves that lightning can strike twice, and expressed gratitude to its cast and crew.
“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 sendoff with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy,” said Reisenbach in a statement.
The final season of Young Sheldon will feature a total of 14 episodes, airing weekly on CBS. It will premiere on February 15, 2024, while the series finale is expected to air on May 16, 2024.