Young Sheldon, a prequel series to the CBS hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, is concluding its run next year after seven seasons.
The final season of Young Sheldon will debut on February 15 and end with a one-hour series finale on May 16. The show debuted in 2017 and followed a young Sheldon Cooper, played by Iain Armitage, as a 9-year-old child prodigy living in Medford, Texas. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, served as executive producer and narrated the series.
Along with Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, and Reagan Revord fill out the cast of colorful characters composing Sheldon’s family.
“Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper, and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience,” said Executive Producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, and Chuck Lorre in a joint statement, according to People. “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.”
CBS was not immediately available for comment.
The seventh season will be shorter than the others due to the disruption in production stemming from the dual Hollywood strikes. Fans grew concerned last season when Sheldon began creating an extensive college educational grants catalog, hinting the genius would soon be heading to the California Institute of Technology, signaling a lead into The Big Bang Theory.
“As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, according to People. “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 unload and giving it a proper send off with the best episodes yet for their fans to enjoy.”
The final season airs on CBS starting February 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET.