Young Sheldon, produced by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, has received positive feedback from viewers since its debut in September 2017. The initial seasons had Sheldon in a much more prominent role. The later seasons have been focusing on Georgie and Missy just as much as Sheldon.
The ratings for the popular series have declined in recent seasons. Season 3 had a lower average rating of 1.05 and an average of 8.71 million viewers per episode compared to season 2’s rating of 1.71 and an average of 11.14 million viewers per episode. Season 1 had the highest average episode rating of 2.21 and 12.51 million viewers. Despite the declining ratings, Young Sheldon remains CBS’s top scripted program.
Is Young Sheldon renewed for Season 7?
CBS renewed Young Sheldon for its seventh season in March 2021. The fifth season of Young Sheldon premiered on October 7, 2021, and the sixth season has already started airing on CBS. At the end of season five, contracts were signed for the sixth and seventh seasons of the program, but there is currently no confirmed air date for season seven’s premiere.
There is, also, a possibility that season 7 of the show might have fewer episodes than other seasons. This will be due to the writers’ strike and the magnitude of the strike will show how much it affects the series. There has also been some speculation on whether the show will end with season 7.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Expected Plot
For the most part, CBS has kept the time setting of Young Sheldon vague. However, it has been confirmed that season 6 will take place in 1993, which means that George’s death is imminent. It is also expected that George Sr.’s cheating scandal will happen soon. While it has been announced that Sheldon’s father’s cheating storyline will not occur in season 6, it will likely happen in season 7.
According to Young Sheldon’s showrunner Steve Holland, even if the show ends after season 7, next year’s first half will tackle the same plot lines. This means that regardless of how season 6 ends, its consequences will be addressed if not fully resolved. This is good news, given that fewer episodes may be in the upcoming year.
It is still too early to determine whether or not Young Sheldon will end after season 7. Even Holland acknowledges this. Even though the show is approaching its natural ending due to The Big Bang Theory, it is so popular that CBS will likely keep it on the air for as long as possible.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Release Date
The finale of Season 6 is set to air on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Although there hasn’t been any official announcement of the release date, it is expected that the next season of Young Sheldon will premiere in late 2023 or early 2024 at the latest.
Trailer of Young Sheldon Season 6