How long will the fans have to wait to see Sheldon Cooper again? Here is everything we know so far about Young Sheldon Season 7.
There is no doubt that as we approach the fall of 2023, fans are now wondering what the current status of the beloved spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory has been ever since the series was renewed for a seventh season, which has caused fans to speculate what’s in store for Sheldon Cooper and his family! The fandom is wondering when they will return to captivate audiences with their witty humor, heartwarming moments, and brilliant storytelling.
To say the least, viewers are curious to see how the story of these beloved characters and their journey will be continued for another season, which might end up being the last one. So, if you are wondering what new developments have been happening so far behind the scenes, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated seventh season of the series, which has entertained fans for the last six years!
Here is everything we know so far about Young Sheldon Season 7.
Young Sheldon Season 7 Release Date: When is the series expected to return on CBS?
This is an unfortunate update to report, but it’s pretty crucial to inform our readers that the much-awaited Young Sheldon Season 7 will no longer be a part of the 2023–24 fall broadcasting season, and right now, it seems CBS, just like its competitor networks, has decided to postpone the majority of their scripted series’ release until next year. Yes, you read it right!
This report has been confirmed by CBS, as they have 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 include the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which started weeks ago and doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many Hollywood production houses to halt their work temporarily.
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 by 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 sitcom television series will be able to be a part of CBS’s 2023–24 broadcast schedule or be released this year at all! The network will revise its 2023 Fall schedule by airing reruns of Young Sheldon in its time slot.
For your consideration, 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. In conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are still up for debate, as if the strikes conclude within the next few weeks, then the series might also begin airing by late 2023. As it has already been hinted at by George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, who stated during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White:
“We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal.” Further adding, “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it was going to look like.” He elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he added. George Cheeks was also questioned about the studio’s discussions with the leading Hollywood guilds and the ongoing WGA strike.
He discussed the variations between the broadcast and streaming economic models and referred to the recently achieved preliminary deal with the DGA as “helpful.” Hence, after looking at these statements, it’s pretty much safe to say that the majority of the show’s release date from the CBS fall schedule will be changed. So, we recommend readers follow social media to catch up with all the details whenever they are published and follow the announcements made by official sources in order to be up-to-date with the status of the strikes and series production.
Young Sheldon Season 7 Plot: What to expect?
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 tonnes 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.
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. However, assuming the time jump between seasons stays the same, this will be the season where Sheldon is 14 years old, and since it was the last season renewed, they’ll very likely kill off George Sr. at some point in the season and have to make this the last season.
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. In the 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 Cast: Who will return?
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 to the cast if the show creators want to expand the plotlines, 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 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 because of the ongoing strikes, due to which the network has avoided releasing details about the new episodes in order to avoid spoilers.
So, there is no way that the network will be able to release any new promotional material along with the official titles and synopsis of the new episode.
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.
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Young Sheldon Season 7 Frequently Asked Questions
When was Young Sheldon Season 7 renewed?
This season was renewed on March 30, 2021, along with Seasons 5 and 6 as part of a multi-season order, which concluded for the 2023-24 CBS broadcast season.
Will it be the last season?
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.”
Outside of the USA, where can you stream the show?
The series is available in various regions which, includes 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.
Is there any new trailer for Season 7?
As stated above, 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:
While you wait for more updates on Young Sheldon Season 7, catch up with the previous seasons, which are now available to stream on CBS.