CBS has given us one of its most popular comedies in recent years with Young Sheldon, but its ending is on the horizon. The prequel of the beloved sitcom The Big Bang Theory will end its run with the upcoming seventh season.
Young Sheldon follows Sheldon Cooper’s upbringing in the fictional town of Medford, Texas during the 90s. He’s a child prodigy struggling to fit in with people around him, who often consider him obnoxious because he has a sense of superiority due to his superior intellect.
Iain Armitage replaced Jim Parsons in the lead role in this prequel series, while the supporting cast included Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Annie Potts, with Parsons serving as its narrator and executive producer.
Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, confirmed the show’s cancelation and praised it for successfully expanding The Big Bang Theory universe.
“Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice. 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,” said Reisenbach in a statement.
Season 7 of Young Sheldon will premiere on CBS on February 15, 2024, and it will feature a total of 14 episodes.