What is the potential release date for the next season? Here is everything we know so far about Young Sheldon Season 7.
After the endless drama of the sixth season, we are certain that the fans are ready for a mind-boggling journey into the genius mind of Sheldon Cooper as Young Sheldon, as he will make his return for its highly anticipated seventh season! There is no doubt that this captivating prequel to The Big Bang Theory will continue to captivate audiences of all ages, offering a delightful blend of heartwarming moments and hilarious escapades!
More than ever, especially after how the last season ended with a major cliffhanger that has been lingering over our minds for months now, making the fans speculate if there’s any hope for the network to confirm the much-anticipated release date for Young Sheldon Season 7 in August 2023. So, if you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! For you, we have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the new chapter right here!
Continue reading to learn more about CBS’s Young Sheldon Season 7.
Young Sheldon Season 7 Release Date: When will the series return on CBS?
As we all know, the fans previously have believed for a long time that filming would begin this year after discovering that the show had been greenlit for a highly anticipated seventh season as a part of a multi-season renewal along with Seasons 5 and 6 back in March 2021 which was confirmed to be a part of the 2023–24 fall primetime schedule. Sadly, all this excitement was short-lived, as the season’s official production has been put to a halt as it was disrupted by the ongoing 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which haven’t reached an agreement yet!
This ongoing situation has gained momentum for the first time in 63 years, putting Hollywood on a double strike that has caused some major disruption in the previously confirmed schedule for CBS, due to which the production has been put on a definite stop until a proper resolution is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles to the release. As a result, the previously confirmed fall release window for the series has also been changed!
Yes, you read it right! New reports have confirmed 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. Many reports have also confirmed that the writing for the upcoming season has not even started yet, 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 for its official network to confirm any official release date in August 2023!
One of the main reasons is that the 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. So, we speculate that the new season might premiere in the first quarter of 2024, which begins in January and lasts until March, only if the production begins later this year with the same time slot of every Thursday night at 8 p.m on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the previously confirmed primetime schedule.
Side Note: We would also like to emphasize that there is a chance that the new episodes can also begin airing by the end of this year only if the strike reaches an agreement within the next few weeks. Until then, the 2024 release window is fixed for all the scripted shows on the CBS network. Finally, the network might also opt to follow the same direction as its competitor networks by scheduling all the non-scripted content for the rest of the year, which won’t require any writers or actors to participate in the strike until an agreement is reached.
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:
— Young Sheldon (@YoungSheldon) January 24, 2022
Young Sheldon Season 7 Expected Plot: Are there any new spoilers for the season?
Due to the ongoing strikes and delayed production, the 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 thrilling twists and turns of this captivating story. 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!
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 which have transpired so far:
Young Sheldon Season 7 Expected Cast: Who will reprise their roles in the new season?
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.
Until then, everything relating to the casting announcement is a rumor until verified by official sources. The 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 Expected Episodes: 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 materials 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 (@YoungSheldon) May 17, 2023
Young Sheldon Season 7 Frequently Asked Questions
Will the seventh season be the last one?
Executive producer Steve Holland has hinted about the potential end of the show in an exclusive interview with TVLine, 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.”
What is the production status of the seventh season?
As stated above, due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, we speculate that the production might have been put on a temporary halt, just like many other original CBS series, which has also stopped their work due to a lack of writers and actors leading to a major delay in the official production, which has yet to commence.
Moreover, in a recent negotiation meeting which was held for the first time in more than three months!
Sadly, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks. “As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement late Friday.
Due to this, we are certain that the season’s production will be delayed further.
Outside of the USA, where can you stream the show?
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?
The network hasn’t released any new promos for the seventh season as filming hasn’t commenced, 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!
Due to this, 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:
Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think the plotlines of Young Sheldon Season 7 are going to