CBS has revealed the premiere date for Young Sheldon’s series finale. The television network states that the one-hour special will debut on May 16 at 8 p.m. EST. However, the show’s seventh season will begin airing on February 15 at the same time frame. Young Sheldon is a spin-off of the Big Bang Theory and focuses on Sheldon’s upbringing.
Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment released the following statement:
“As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice. It set itself apart with a remarkable cast that felt like a family from the first moment we saw them on screen and brought characters to life with unique, heartfelt stories that drew audiences in from the start. We extend a sincere thank you to executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, and Steve Holland and the entire writing and producing teams for six wonderful seasons. We look forward to seeing their final season unfold and giving it a proper send-off with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy.”
“Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience,” executive producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, and Chuck Lorre continued. “We are grateful to our fans for embracing this chapter of the Coopers these past six seasons, and on behalf of the entire Young Sheldon family, we’re excited to share this final season with you.”
Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Jim Parsons. The show is executive-produced by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, Nick Bakay, Jim Parsons, and Todd Spiewak. A new addition to the Big Bang Theory franchise is said to be in the works. The news was announced sometime in April.