The “Big Bang Theory” prequel series is set to return on Feb. 15, with the one-hour series finale set to air on May 16. The season will be shorter than those before it due to the truncated nature of the 2023-2024 scripted broadcast season caused by the writer and actors’ strikes that shutdown Hollywood productions for nearly six months.
“As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, ‘Young Sheldon’ proved lightning can strike twice,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “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.”
“Young Sheldon” originally premiered in 2017, while “The Big Bang Theory” wrapped up its run in 2020 after launching in 2007. Per CBS, “Young Sheldon” drew an estimated 11 million viewers per episode in Live+35 ratings and multiplatform viewing.
“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. “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.”
Iain Armitage stars as Sheldon, with Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr., Annie Potts as Connie “Meemaw” Tucker, Montana Jordan as Georgie Cooper Jr., and Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper. Jim Parsons, who played Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory,” serves as the series’ narrator.
The series was created by Lorre and Molaro. Along with that duo and Holland, Nick Bakay, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers. Chuck Lorre Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.