‘Younger Sheldon’ Producers Have ‘Began to Speak About’ Season 7 Being the Final
Young Sheldon isn’t ending this spring — the comedy is 2 years into the three-year renewal CBS handed down in 2021 — but it surely’s potential that Season 7, which can air within the 2023–2024 broadcast season, would be the present’s remaining outing.
“We’ve definitely began to speak about it,” Younger Sheldon govt producer Steve Holland instructed TVLine in a brand new interview. “While you’re in the midst of a season, it’s such a grind that we haven’t had too many in-depth conversations. However now, as we’re attending to the tip [of Season 6], we’ve began to speak about it extra.”
In Younger Sheldon’s chronology, Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) will quickly flip 14, which is when the character left Texas for California to begin finding out at Caltech, as Big Bang Theory buffs know. And Holland mentioned that the present’s writers have tentpole moments in thoughts for Season 7, but it surely’s nonetheless TBD if these plot factors will work into the present’s endgame.
“It’s not my choice to make,” the producer mentioned. “I don’t suppose we’ll know for some time, however I don’t suppose it’ll have an effect on the primary half of [Season 7]; I believe it’ll play out the identical both means. However as we get close to the tip, I believe it’ll play out in another way relying on whether or not that is, or is just not, the ultimate season.”
Holland additionally acknowledged one other potential wrench: the opportunity of a writers strike, which could halt work on Younger Sheldon, simply because the 2007–08 WGA strike disrupted The Large Bang Concept’s first season. “These are questions we will’t even reply; we’d simply be speculating,” Holland mentioned. “So we definitely have a plan rather than the place we’re aiming [to get] subsequent season with some understanding, and a few flexibility, that this may occasionally or will not be the tip.”
In January, TV Insider’s Matt Roush reflected on Young Sheldon’s expiration date, after a fan identified that actor Iain Armitage is now a teen: “All long-running household comedies finally face this inevitable second when the youngsters get sufficiently old to problem the present’s unique premise. (In my current reminiscence, solely The Middle succeeded in making the younger characters as humorous past adolescence as they have been after they have been nonetheless cute.) For Younger Sheldon, this can be a notably acute scenario, and provided that CBS renewed the present into subsequent 12 months for a seventh season — it’s presently halfway by way of Season 6 — I’d be shocked in the event that they aren’t already contemplating an endgame.”
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