“So I’m ahead of my time?
Okay, call me when you catch up,”
When will our “Mighty Little Man (the title of the introductory song)” and the rest of the Cooper Clan join us on screen for its supposed final season? Are there any recent release date rumors?
Can’t wait for the Cooper gang from East Texas to return soon for their seventh installment? Neither can we! Since the multi-seasonal renewal of Young Sheldon in March 2021, we cannot wait for our brilliant yet humourous young scientist to grace our screens.
Young Sheldon had the viewers glued to their screens since its inception in 2017, while its parent series, The Big Bang Theory, was still running its course and was on its 10th Season. A presumable reason behind the early unparalleled success of Young Sheldon can be owed to The Big Bang Theory, an epitome of a humorous yet moving sitcom that took the world by storm. Our keen interest in the lives of a group of five scientists plus Penny, with Sheldon Cooper being the primary focus, drove us into the realms of Young Sheldon.
It quite literally features a younger Sheldon, his peculiar yet quirky habits as he came of age with a background setting of Texas with none other than his family! Viewers of The Big Bang Theory quickly got attached to this prequel series because most of the references that flowed throughout the seasons always ‘rang a bell,’ as the references were picked up from the parent series.
We can proudly state that Young Sheldon was successful in shouldering the huge fan base that was still mourning the end of The Big Bang theory and was filled with high expectations from the prequel series. After all, it is based on Sheldon Cooper!
Nevertheless, fans have been clacking their keyboards throughout the months to surf out any information on the internet regarding recent developments surrounding Young Sheldon. When will Young Sheldon Season 7 be released? Has the filming for Young Sheldon begun? Did the strike situation delay Young Sheldon Season 7 even further?
If you are an ardent Sheldon Cooper stan and the same questions have been looming over your head, you have come to the right place. We at Web News Observer have gathered recent intel on the development of Young Sheldon 7 and how CBS is planning to please their viewers with Young Sheldon on their screens THIS FALL! Continue Reading to find out.
Young Sheldon Season 7 Release Date Rumours: When Will The New Season Release
Well, you will be glad to know that CBS WILL bring Young Sheldon on their screens this fall, but not exactly in Season 7. The network has finally confirmed that they will not be bringing Young Sheldon Season 7 in 2023 fall of, but will instead play re-runs of the previous seasons on the CBS network every Thursday at 8 pm.
Here are the updates regarding the same.
Young Sheldon Season 7 was confirmed for a fall 2023 release as stated in CBS’ earlier fall lineup, where the show was placed on the Thursday slot at 8 pm.
May 2023 witnessed the onslaught of the gravest writer’s protest in the form of the WGA union. Amidst the protest, several competing networks updated their fall broadcast schedules in anticipation of the dissipation of the strikes within the next month.
However, in July, the actors union SAG-AFTRA also joined in the protest for their wage rights and better protection against the hindsight of Artificial Intelligence. The last time such a large-scale strike sent Hollywood productions into an indefinite hiatus was 63 whole years ago! We are currently in the third month of this double-strike situation, and there are no hopes for any reconciliation through negotiations.
In a recent meeting held for the first time in more than three months, 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 last Friday.
The situation for a fall 2023 release seems bleak. However, we can make a calculated guess on an expected date for the release of Young Sheldon Season 7, taking into account the lingering strike situation. In a situation where negotiations are met within the next two months or so, we can expect production to begin by the end of this year and result in a mid-2024 release. Unfortunately, this would mean a shortened season, in a bout to hastily complete filming within a given time. However, if the network decides to give us a stellar final season as they did in The Big Bang Theory, it is better to expect a 2024 fall release instead. Honestly, we prefer the latter, given that we would want to bid adieu to the Coopers in a proper way and not in a rushed manner!
So, affirmatively, Season 7 production is currently on a hiatus. Moreover, the cast of Young Sheldon are members of the SAG AFTRA, so they are busy picketing for their rights. Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, and Raegan Revord joined the writers on the picket line, while Iain Armitage and Wallace Shawn recently followed in their footsteps. With no actors to shoot the scenes and this being the third month of the double strike, we are certain that the original plan of CBS for a fall 2023 release has successfully been quashed until further notice.
So how will CBS live up to its original promise of a 2023 fall release?
A trend with the most competitive networks like CBS has come up where they revised their fall lineup schedules and released them featuring reruns of the original CBS shows instead of the promised new season. This is because, amidst the SAG AFTRA WGA strikes, networks have found it promising and feasible to shift their scripted fall line-up series into 2024 and maintained reruns of the original series on the network, which won’t require new scripts or actors. A wise move if you ask me!
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.
Well, according to The Hidden Remote, it looks like Young Sheldon did bag a place in the fall schedule of CBS, in the sense that its earlier episode reruns will be shown. While it may not be what you had been hoping for, it is still better than not having Sheldon Cooper on our screens again. CBS noted that Young Sheldon will air every Thursday at the 8 pm time slot. Also, it is a great opportunity to catch up to the old seasons of the series in time for its 2024 release.
Yes, you heard that right! Creators indicate that scriptwriting should start by the end of this year in order for the new episodes to air within the first quarter of 2024. We are predicting a more realistic time frame given the volatile situation at hand, like the 2024 fall season. This also follows the history of releases of every season of the series. Seasons 1,2 and 3 aired at the end of September, whereas Seasons 4, and 5 aired in November and October, respectively, but that was due to the pandemic. Season 6 also followed the traditional release at the end of September. So, for Season 7, it is safe to use the phrase inspired by the Green Day band ” Wake Me Up When September Ends!”
However, if the strike ends sooner, we can expect the earlier estimation of a 1st quarter of 2024 release.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Cast
While no words on any new cast members have been reported by the official network, we predict that the original cast should return:
- Iain Armitage as Sheldon
- Jim Parsons as the voice of adult Sheldon
- Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper
- Lance Barber as George Cooper
- Montana Jordan as Georgie
- Raegan Revord as Missy
- Annie Potts as “Connie”/Meemaw
- Emily Osment as Mandy McAllister
Recurring Cast Members
- Craig T. Nelson as Dale Ballard
- Matt Hobby as Pastor Jeff Difford
- Melissa Peterman as Brenda Sparks
- Wyatt McClure as Billy Sparks
- Wallace Shawn as John Sturgis
- Ed Begley Jr. as Dr. Grant Linkletter
- Wendie Malick as President Linda Hagemeyer
- Dan Byrd as Pastor Rob
- Rachel Bay Jones as Audrey McAllister (Mandy’s mom)
- Will Sasso as Jim McAllister (Mandy’s dad)
Additionally, there may be a cast shakeup, given that the creators have hinted at Season 7 being the final one. But we will get to this part in a while. Also, we have a massive surprise announcement at the end that will knock your shoes off, so make sure you hang out till the end.
Will we see the original cast of The Big Bang Theory?
*Major Spoiler Alert*
Be honest. When Young Sheldon aired, didn’t you immediately click on the series and expect Jim Parsons, yes, but also the remaining O.G. cast of the mother series? We bet you did.
So when we encountered voiceovers of our beloved original cast, we were overjoyed! Kayley Cuoco(Penny) is the ‘pool monster’ in Sheldon’s dream in Season 3, Episode 10, Simon (Howard) in Season 5 states, “All this time, that’s your problem with engineering?, and his beloved wife Mayim (Amy), who has done more than one voiceover. Including the time the couple bickered over naming their son ‘Leonard Cooper’ in Season 4 opening episode.
But what moved us to tears and reminiscence were the young cameos of the O.G cast of The Big Bang Theory in Young Sheldon Season 2 Episode 22, with the camera diffusing into each one of them as 10-year-olds studying (Leonard, Raj), sleeping (Penny, Bernadette), playing games(Howard), or reading(Amy), with the song “someday we’ll be together” playing in the background! We know you watched those 15 seconds over and over again!
So, we may not exactly see the cast of The Big Bang Theory since Sheldon hadn’t met them while he was young, but we can definitely expect some more voiceovers and young cameos!
Young Sheldon Season 7 Plot
*Major Spoiler Alert*
Apart from CBS’ fall rerun of the original Young Sheldon show from seasons 1-6, let’s talk about Season 7.
From the looks of it, Young Sheldon Season 7 will also carry on deliberating the overall plot of the series, which includes:
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.
Also, Season 7 will pick up from where the Season 6 finale left off, named ” A Tornado, 10-Hour Flight, and a Darn Fine Ring.” We saw Sheldon leaving with his mom to Germany to begin college at the age of 11 (Big Bang Theory fans know this reference way too well), while the Cooper family braves a tornado, which dangers Mee Maw’s house. Additionally, Georgie and Mandy decide to marry, but we are yet to see how that turns out.
With that being said, it is difficult to predict the plot without knowing which age sequence Sheldon will be in Season 7. With the creators hinting at Season 7 being the final chapter of the series, we can fairly predict what is to come in the next season.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Final Season? What plot lines can we expect?
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.
The creators have also hinted that it is the last season of Young Sheldon.
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.”
With that being said, Season 7 will probably be the heaviest, with Sheldon Cooper actually coming of age and facing grave issues with his puberty. It will probably be set when he is 14 years old, which will be a significant jump from being 11 years old. There is a lot of information to be cramped up between these years, and we just hope for a smooth-sailing final season. Not a rushed one!
We will probably see Sheldon’s college struggles, his struggles with the bullies at college, being smarter than literally every person in the room, and probably some form of success in graduating from East Texas Tech at the mere at of 14 in the year 1995.
For those of you who can relate to the events that took place in the 1995 timeline, we know that Sheldon Cooper first met Will Wheaton (the Star Trek kid who stars in The Big Bang Theory) at the Dixie Trek, so we might see an interesting montage surrounding their meeting and the event that went off, thereby driving Sheldon to hate him for a very long time until their union in The Big Bang Theory.
On the heavier news front, it was mentioned in Big Bang Theory in Season 7 Episode 9, that Sheldon lost his father when he was only 14 due to over-consumption of alcohol. It was also mentioned that his father cheated on his mother as well, surrounding the year 1995.
This indicates that Season 7 might be a heavy season with jam-packed information and leaping developments.
In case we come across any other developments on this, we will keep updating you the same.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Where to Watch
The reruns will air on the CBS network every Thursday at 8 pm. The new series will also air on the official CBS Network at the same time. It will appear on Paramount+ the very next day.
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.
Additionally, it is available for rent and purchase on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Official Trailer
At the moment of writing this, we do not possess an official trailer for Young Sheldon Season 7. This is because the promotional marketing of a series usually begins 1-2 months prior to its release, and since we do not have a definitive release date, we cannot predict when the official trailer for the same will reach us.
In the meantime, you can take a look at the trailer for the Season 6 finale:
— Young Sheldon (@YoungSheldon) May 17, 2023
A Mind-Blowing Announcement For You:
We promised you a surprise announcement at the end, so here it is.
In April 2023, Max announced ANOTHER BIG BANG THEORY SPINOFF SERIES!
That’s right! The Big Bang Theory fever isn’t over yet, and from the looks of it, Max has amped up the thermometer a little more for the die-hard fans.
Details of this have not been disclosed yet, so we do not know if it is a prequel or a sequel to The Big Bang Theory. What we do know is that it will have the infamous Chuck Lorre there, which has given us two revolutionary series, and that it will stream on HBO Max and Discovery+.
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