Why is Young Sheldon Season 7 delayed?

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?
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What is the current status of the new season? Want to know the answer, then continue reading to know all about Young Sheldon Season 7.

There is absolutely no doubt that the beloved spin-off of the iconic sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” has captivated audiences around the world with its heartwarming story for the last six seasons, which has left the fans eagerly awaiting the seventh season, which was renewed back in March 2021. We know that it’s been a while since the renewal was announced, and the anticipation is at an all-time high, leaving many wondering, “What is the likely release date for Young Sheldon Season 7?”

If you are wondering the same, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all the answers because, for you, we at Web News Observer have compiled a complete summary of all the latest updates that have happened over the weeks that have caused some major changes in the timeline of the series official release date, which makes the urgency of clearing this burning question of our favorite genius back on our television screens way too crucial to address.

Here is everything we know so far about Young Sheldon Season 7. 

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

Why is Young Sheldon Season 7 delayed?

Firstly, we want to clarify to our loyal readers that the previously confirmed release date for Young Sheldon Season 7, which was expected to be a part of the 2023–34 fall broadcast schedule for the CBS network, has been overturned as the network has undergone some major changes over the last few weeks! Yes, it’s right, and all the credit for these sudden changes in the fall schedule goes to the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which sadly has still not reached any agreement, putting Hollywood production houses on a standstill. 

Moreover, the writing and production of the series across various networks, in which CBS has also been affected, has caused a major delay in the completion of scripts on time, along with delays in the shoots, which usually begin by late August if the series wants to release in the usual primetime fall schedule. The negotiations are still ongoing with the parties involved, but recently, The Writers Guild and the AMPTP didn’t come back to the bargaining table Monday. The two parties last met on Friday, and the guild informed its members that discussions will continue this week.

Now, the strike has reached its 112th day, with The WGA and SAG-AFTRA holding what’s expected to be a massive rally outside Disney Studios tomorrow morning in Burbank. Their “National Day of Solidarity” rally gets underway at 10 a.m. After the strike began on May 2, 2023, the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers didn’t meet for over three months and didn’t resume actual bargaining until August 11, 2023, leading 102 days into the strike! 

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

The chief strike issues include pay raises, viewership-based streaming residuals, the “preservation of the writers’ room” through minimum staffing and guaranteed days of employment, and guardrails against the use of artificial intelligence to write scripts. Hence, if we look at this situation, there is no speculation left in our minds as to why the network decided to revise its fall schedule for the best because, by the looks of the strike, it seems they are going to last until October 2023!

Due to this, we look at the new reports confirming that the CBS network has decided to shift the entirety of the fall schedule until next year, as the network won’t be able to premiere any scripted shows due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which don’t seem to end anytime soon seems quite understandable which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins in the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year.  

Hence, there is no chance that the beloved coming-of-age television series will be able to premiere this year, let alone the fans should have any expectations from the network to confirm any official release date in the coming weeks! One of the main reasons is that the CBS network recently released a revised 2023–24 fall lineup, in which Young Sheldon has not been mentioned to fill the void of the lack of shows that have been shifted. 

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

This gives us an understanding of why the changes were necessary to keep the flow of content consistent for the viewers. Due to this, we speculate that the new season of Young Sheldon might be rescheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2024, which begins in January and lasts until March. Of course! This can only happen if the production begins later this year once the dual strikes reach an agreement that will allow the network to keep the same time slot, which is every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on a weekly basis, without causing any unwanted changes in the new schedule.

It’s a great alternative to deal with the issue at hand, as it will not cause any uncertainties in the network schedule for the coming months. The network might also agree to premiere reruns of Young Sheldon’s previous seasons at the same time slot in order to fill the void of having empty prime time slots in the 2023–24 fall broadcast season, which will at least give the viewers a chance to catch up with all the prior episodes in case they were never able to do so before! In conclusion, we’ll simply have to wait and see what the future has in store for this series until then.

We also ask fans to keep an eye on social media for more information, which will ultimately be acknowledged later. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew will take going forward! In the meantime, check out the official renewal announcement as shared by the show’s Twitter handle confirming the renewal of the series, quoting, “There’s still more Season 5 to come, but in case you needed a reminder— we’ll be back for even more #YoungSheldon with Season 6 AND Season 7!” Take a look at the official post below: 

What can the fans expect from the new season?

Due to the ongoing dual strikes and delayed production, we speculate that the new season might be very rushed, as this will more than likely be the last season, and the writers will have to mash tons of things into certain episodes. This is quite unfortunate, but we are certain that the creators will endure and that the series will continue to keep the basic premise of the show consistent, which is as follows:

“For young Sheldon Cooper, it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are kings. And while the vulnerable, gifted, and somewhat naive Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. In “Young Sheldon,” audiences get a chance to meet him in childhood as he embarks on his innocent, awkward, and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.” 

Attention readers! Before moving forward, we want to inform you that the following passage contains major spoilers that will unravel the twists and turns of the Cooper family. So, if you don’t want to know all the crucial details in case you have already streamed the show, then we urge you to skip this section for a spoiler-free article!

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

Not much has been revealed about the seventh season, but it is expected to follow the daily life of 14-year-old college student Sheldon in 1994–95. We would like to emphasize that if the series is going to showcase the year 1995, then there’s a major possibility that we’ll see Sheldon going to Dixie Trek to meet Wil Wheaton. Moreover, it’s currently unknown if we will see Sheldon’s junior year in college and Georgie out on his own. 

There are other plotlines that aren’t confirmed either, as it is currently unknown whether George Sr. will die this season or not. However, if we assume that the time jump between seasons stays the same, then this will be the one where Sheldon is 14 years old, and since it was the latest season renewed, they’ll very likely kill off George Sr. at some point in the season if the creators want to make this the last season of the series, as it has been hinted by the creators previously.

Moreover, the plot is also expected to pick up from the final episode of the sixth season, “A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight, and a Darn Fine Ring.” The episode is directed by Alex Reid and written by Steve Molaro, Jeremy Howe, Nadiya Chettiar, Steve Holland, Connor Kilpatrick, and Ben Slaughter. If you recall, in this episode, the viewers get to see that Sheldon and Mary head to Germany while the rest of the Cooper family braves a tornado that is heading straight for Medford.

Take a look at the official promo of the final episode to recall the events that have transpired so far: 

Young Sheldon 6x21 & 6x22 "A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring" All Sneak Peeks (HD)

Who will reprise their roles in the new season?

In the world of entertainment, rumors often swirl around like wildfire, igniting major anticipation among fans. One such topic that has recently captured the attention of eager enthusiasts is the casting announcement for the upcoming season. However, it is important to tread cautiously amidst this sea of speculation, as until then, everything relating to the casting announcement remains a mere rumor until verified by official sources. 

But if you’ve been keeping up, then there is no doubt that the main cast members from the sixth season are expected to reprise their roles in the new season, which includes Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper, Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, Montana Jordan as George “Georgie” Cooper Jr., Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper, Annie Potts as Meemaw, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (voice only), Matt Hobby as Jeff Difford, Wyatt McClure as Billy Sparks, Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr., and Emily Osment as Mandy McAllister.

The recurring cast members include Wallace Shawn as John Sturgis, Craig T. Nelson as Dale Ballard, Dan Byrd as Pastor Rob, Ryan Phuong as Tam Nguyen, Danielle Pinnock as Evelyn Ingram, and Rex Linn as Principal Tom Petersen. There can be some new additions or old faces coming back into the cast if the show creators want to expand the plotlines or include flashback scenes, which will be confirmed later once the release date for the new season is disclosed by the CBS network.

Last but not least, this beloved coming-of-age television series was created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro for CBS. It is also produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lorre, Steven Molaro, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak are executive producers.

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

Expected episodes and where to stream

When renewed, the next season was anticipated to include at least 22 episodes, and it is meant to be consistent with its predecessor. But now, the official episode count may vary owing to the ongoing strikes, which may have prompted the makers to slash the episode count by reducing the season to 15 to 18 episodes so that production isn’t rushed once the strikes conclude. We would also like to highlight that the filming is on hold, due to which the network has avoided releasing details about the new episodes’ titles and synopsis in order to avoid spoilers. 

The network will thus be unable to issue any fresh promotional stuff for a certain period of time, which means we will simply have to wait and speculate!

On the other hand, if the readers want to receive updates on any changes and when the show premieres on the respective streaming platforms, they can also enable notifications on the respective platforms. The upcoming season, along with all six previous seasons, is currently available to stream on CBS, Paramount Plus, and FuboTV, which are ideal platforms for international viewers. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, depending on the viewer’s location, with membership plans that the users can choose from.

Young Sheldon Season 7: What is the likely release date?

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Young Sheldon Season 7 be the last season of the series?

Even though nothing has been confirmed, executive producer Steve Holland has hinted about the potential end of the show in an exclusive interview with TVLine0, quoting, “We’ve certainly started to talk about [season 7 being the end]… When you’re in the middle of a season, it’s such a grind that we haven’t had too many in-depth conversations. But now, as we’re getting to the end [of Season 6], we’ve started to talk about it more.”

“There are certain things we know we want to hit next season, and there are certain things where, if it’s the end versus if it’s just [another season], those things might be different. It’s not my decision to make. I don’t think we’ll know for a while, but I don’t think it will affect the first half of [Season 7]; I think it will play out the same either way. But as we get near the end, I think it will play out differently depending on whether this is, or is not the final season.”

Outside of the USA, where can you stream Young Sheldon?

The series is available in various regions, which include the United Kingdom, where Young Sheldon is aired on the free-to-air channel E4. Moreover, in October and November 2021, Netflix in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom picked up the streaming rights to the show. For Indian viewers, the series is available exclusively on Prime Video, with all the episodes from the last six seasons. 

For home media, the sixth season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 5, 2023. These streaming platforms are subject to change in the future as they will be available based on a license agreement that tends to expire after a while! So, the readers should keep in touch with all the updates that might happen in the coming months.

Is there any new trailer for Season 7?

Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new official promos for the seventh season as filming hasn’t even commenced yet, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is neither here nor there!

As a result, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for Young Sheldon Season 6 to recall the events: 

Young Sheldon Season 6 Trailer (HD)

Check out the past seasons and comment below about what you anticipate the plotlines of Young Sheldon Season 7 will be.