Will the thrilling journey of Sheldon Lee Cooper continue to unfold with a bang? Continue reading to find out more about Young Sheldon Season 7.
This beloved coming-of-age series has been an absolute treat for fans as they have been enthralled by the brilliance and charm of this young prodigy as he continues to navigate the complexities of life in his own extraordinary way, which is always exciting to think about, especially when his adventures aren’t going to stop anytime soon because the series was renewed for a seventh season, making fans curious to know all the new details that have been disclosed so far.
So, if you are wondering the same thing, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated seventh chapter, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the last six successful seasons! Here is everything we know so far about CBS’s Young Sheldon Season 7, including all the potential new updates that will help paint a better picture of the new chapter.
Young Sheldon Season 7: Are there any latest updates in July 2023?
As of writing this, one thing is clear the majority of the information relating to the seventh season has been kept under wraps, which isn’t surprising as we are certain that the network doesn’t want early spoilers to leak all over social media, which can eventually heavily tamper with the growing interest of the audience. The other reason for such a delayed acknowledgment is the fact that the ongoing writer’s strike has had a huge impact on the overall work in the entertainment industry.
Due to this ongoing strike, the majority of production houses have started to put their work on hold until later this year or even sometime around 2024, as the writers are refusing to resume their work until a proper decision has been made regarding their compensation, which is completely understandable and it is a crucial issue that needs to be addressed. We are certain that this strike won’t be stopping anytime soon, as it’s already been nine weeks since it started on May 2, 2023.
Moreover, this isn’t the only hurdle the industry will be facing in the coming weeks. According to recent reports, a possible actor’s strike is also heading the network’s way. As tense negotiations between the Hollywood actors’ union and the major studios, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are still underway, and the contract now stands to expire on July 12 at 11:59 p.m. PDT after an extension.
Hence, if any possible agreement isn’t made before the deadline, the chance of both writers and actors being held together will increase the chances of production being delayed for more weeks. Due to this, we are certain that the show creators will try their best not to release any new updates in the month of July 2023, as it will be premature to put an official stamp on such details, which should be confirmed once the situation reaches a proper resolution.
Lastly, we know that it’s been a long time since the renewal was announced as a part of a multi-season order, so we predict that the only possible update that can be disclosed soon will be a revised schedule with new release dates confirming the delay in case filming doesn’t begin this summer season. 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.
In conclusion, it’s not far-fetched to assume that the majority of the content from the CBS fall schedule can be shifted as production is assumed to resume later this year, which makes the chances of the show’s return this year seem very minimal. Until any confirmation, we have listed down all the details that have so far been made public, as it provides a fairly good insight into what the fans can expect from the seventh season until there is an official statement issued.
Potential Release Date: Right now, it seems like urgent meetings about postponing the series’ release might have already begun. As, the season which was previously announced as a part of the fall 2023-24 primetime schedule, might get rescheduled entirely for next year, with the premiere date set for early to mid-2024, with new episodes dropping on a weekly basis every Thursday at 8 pm on the CBS network.
Expected Plot: 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 there is a chance that this will be the season where Sheldon is 14 years old, and since it was the final season renewed as part of a multi-season renewal deal made back in 2021, then it’s very likely to kill off George Sr. at some point in the season and have to make this the last season.
Main Cast: 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.
Recurring Cast: The recurring cast members who are expected to return 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.
Episodes: The season is expected to include at least 22 episodes with an average duration of 18–21 minutes per episode. We would also like to highlight that the show creators can also decrease the official episode count depending on the current status of the writer strike and the possibility of an actor’s strike, which can cause major delays in production.
Streaming Options: The upcoming season of Young Sheldon, 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.
Official Trailer: As mentioned previously, the filming of the new season hasn’t begun because of the ongoing writer’s strike and the chances of CBS putting a hold on the fall schedule until the issue is resolved. So, there is no way that the network will be able to release any new promotional material for the fans to learn about the plot of the next season, as nothing has been filmed yet.
We are hopeful that it will be published later, once the production concludes.
In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer for the sixth season’s final episode, “A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight, and a Darn Fine Ring,” to recall the events that transpired in the episode, as the viewers got 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.
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.