How many seasons of Young Sheldon are there?

Jasmine Valentine
The cast of Young SheldonCBS

Young Sheldon first aired back in 2017, but how many seasons has the Big Bang Theory spinoff racked up in total? Here’s what you need to know.

The answer to this question is especially important if you’re looking to catch up on Young Sheldon before new episodes drop on CBS.

So far, Sheldon has faced off against the big threats of high school, annoying neighbors, and his own family, leaving Texas for Germany at the end of Season 6.

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With its final season just about to get underway, how many seasons of Young Sheldon are there? Here’s everything you need to know.

How many seasons of Young Sheldon are there?

Young Sheldon has seven seasons. Seasons 1-6 are currently available to watch on Netflix and Max, while Season 7 begins airing on CBS on February 15, 2024.

That’s enough time to refresh your memory about the series, but only just. Young Sheldon’s six-season run amounts to an impressive amount of TV, clocking in at 127 episodes in total.

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Iain Armitage as Sheldon in Young SheldonCBS
Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon.

One of the key creative drivers keeping Young Sheldon going across its six seasons to date is the show’s real-life inspiration, the nephew of grown-up Sheldon actor Jim Parsons. Series co-creator Chuck Lorre discussed the key role Parsons’ nephew played in shaping Young Sheldon in a March 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“The beginning was a phone call from Jim Parsons,” Lorre recalled. “Who sent me a video of his 10-year-old nephew in Texas who is a prodigy – brilliant, extraordinary, off the hook, crazy smart kid. And Jim asked, ‘Is there anything we can do with this?'”

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“I said, ‘Well, if we wanted to do a show about a young man who is brilliant – a comedy – we have that built into our show,'” he continued. “‘That’s the backstory of Sheldon Cooper.'” That said, Parsons himself previously noted while his nephew is “very smart,” he differs from Sheldon in other ways.

Did CBS cancel Young Sheldon?

But even with a real-world model to draw inspiration from, Young Sheldon has to wrap up eventually – and indeed it’s about to. In November 2023, CBS announced that Season 7 would be the spinoff’s last, ostensibly because Sheldon’s pre-Big Bang Theory arc is almost complete.

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As part of the announcement, CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach praised the way Young Sheldon “set itself apart with a remarkable cast that felt like a family from the first moment we saw them on screen.”

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Jasmine Valentine is a TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's written for the likes of Total Film, The Daily Beast, and Radio Times. Jasmine loves anime, dystopian thrillers, and anything starring Tilda Swinton. You can email her here: jasmine.waters@dexerto.com.