CBS Cancels Prequel Series “Young Sheldon” After Seven Seasons

Iain Armitage in
Iain Armitage in "Young Sheldon"

Young Sheldon grew into one of CBS’s most successful prequel shows in recent years, but its final season is just around the corner. The Big Bang Theory prequel will officially end its run with the upcoming seventh season, set to premiere on CBS this February.

Young Sheldon served as Sheldon Cooper’s origin story and chronicled his childhood years in East Texas during the 1990s. The cast was led by Iain Armitage and also included Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Annie Pott, and Jim Parsons as the show’s narrator.

Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, and Steve Holland, the executive producers of Young Sheldon, said it has been a wonderful experience to tell the origin story of this iconic character. They thanked the fans for embracing this chapter of his story and added they’re excited to share this final season with the world.

Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, echoed their statement, saying they look forward to seeing the final season unfold. She gave a shout-out to the show’s cast, praising them for bringing these characters to life with unique heartfelt stories that drew audiences in from the start.

The seventh and final season of Young Sheldon will feature 14 episodes, airing weekly on CBS starting with the premiere on February 15, 2024.