Confirming recent rumors, the forthcoming seventh season of CBS’ Young Sheldon
has been announced as its final season.
The spinoff prequel to The Big Bang Theory will mark its return on February 15, culminating with a one-hour series finale on May 16.
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“As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice,” expressed Amy Reisenbach, CBS Entertainment
president. “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 fantastic seasons. We look forward to seeing their final season unfold and giving it an appropriate sendoff
with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy.”
Creator Chuck Lorre is concurrently working on the second offshoot of his famous sitcom. Details concerning the new series, developed for Max, are shrouded in
secrecy, although the producers and original cast have been vocal about their contemplation of carrying on in new incarnations.
“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 Holland,
Molaro and Lorre in a joint statement. “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.”
Iain Armitage takes center stage in the comedy as the younger version of Sheldon Cooper, narrated by Jim Parsons, whose decision to walk away from Big Bang Theory eventually concluded the show, and also serves as
the executive producer. The cast also includes Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, and Raegan Revord.
Young Sheldon is a product of Warner Bros. Television. Warner Bros. is the exclusive streaming home for both Big Bang Theory and Young
Sheldon, as well as the upcoming offshoot of the hit series, created for Max.
Young Sheldon ranks as CBS’ top comedy for the 2022-23 broadcast season. After launching in 2017-18, the series became the network’s highest-rated show
following the original’s conclusion after 12 seasons.
Young Sheldon joins CBS’ SWAT, The CW’s Superman & Lois and NBC’s Magnum PI in bringing their stories to a close during
what remains of the strikes-impacted 2023-24 broadcast season. Lorre is still in the midst of the fifth season of CBS’ Bob Hearts Abishola remaining at
the network, where he previously managed a two-hour comedy block on Thursday nights.
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