‘Young Sheldon’ To End On CBS Next Spring
Young Sheldon, the prequel to The Big Bang Theory, is concluding at the end of the upcoming abbreviated season. CBS has announced that the one-hour series finale of Young Sheldon will be telecast on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET. As previously reported, the new season will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 15.
"As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice," said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment in a statement. "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. 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. We look forward to seeing their final season unfold and giving it a proper send off with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy."
Debuting on September 25, 2017, the series began in 1989 and followed Sheldon Cooper's early life as a child prodigy in the fictional town of Medford, Texas.
"Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper, and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience," said executive producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre in a statement. "We are grateful to our fans for embracing this chapter of the Coopers these past six seasons, and on behalf of the entire Young Sheldon family, we're excited to share this final season with you."
Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Jim Parsons (as the voice of Sheldon). Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, Nick Bakay, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
At series end, Young Sheldon will have produced 141 episodes.