Has Young Sheldon been cancelled?

Daisy Phillipson
Iain Armitage as Sheldon in Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon has proven itself to be a worthy spinoff of The Big Bang Theory, but has the prequel show been cancelled? Here’s what you need to know.

Following the unprecedented success of Suits after it dropped on Netflix, Young Sheldon’s arrival on the streamer led to similarly strong viewing figures. The first five seasons dropped on Netflix in November last year, while Season 6 arrived this week.

Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro originally for CBS, the Big Bang Theory spinoff takes place in the late 1980s, delving into Sheldon’s (Iain Armitage) unique challenges growing up as a socially awkward genius within a family and community that often finds him out of place.

While it’s had a successful run, has Young Sheldon been cancelled? Read on to find out. 

Has Young Sheldon been cancelled?

Yes, Young Sheldon will be coming to a close with Season 7, which is due to premiere on February 15, 2024.

CBS confirmed the news that the sitcom had been cancelled on 14 November, concluding with the seventh and final chapter, which will consist of 14 episodes. 

Rather than any controversy, the real reason Young Sheldon is ending is because the story has come to a natural close. As outlined by Deadline, Season 7 is also the last in a three-year renewal confirmed in 2021. 

Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement: “As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, 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.”

She continued: “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.

Instagram post from Iain Armitage

“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.”

The day after the news broke, Sheldon star Armitage took to Instagram to share some fond memories of working on the show. 

Alongside a throwback photo of him with co-stars Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan, he wrote: “In case you wondered, I love my family. There’s about 200 more people who make @youngsheldoncbs happen and I’m grateful for each of them. 

“We will make the best 7th season we can possibly make – and behind the scenes there will be lots of laughter and lots of tears because I love all of these people so much.”

That being said, this may not be the end of the TBBT world – last month, insiders told Variety that a Young Sheldon spinoff is in the works, which will focus on Georgie and Mandy as they navigate parenthood together. You can read more about the project here.

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