Come next May there will be no more Bazinga! CBS revealed on Tuesday that Young Sheldon, the coming-of-age sitcom and spinoff of The Big Bang Theory, will conclude its comedic journey after seven seasons.
The one-hour series finale is scheduled for May 16, and the final season will kick off on February 15.
Starring Iain Armitage as young Sheldon Cooper, the show has been a successful prequel to the immensely popular The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon explores the childhood of Sheldon Cooper, a once-in-a-generation mind with advanced capabilities in mathematics and science but challenges in sports and social interactions.
Amy Reisenbach, President of CBS Entertainment, expressed gratitude for the show’s success, stating, “As a prequel to one of the biggest comedies, Young Sheldon proved lightning can strike twice.” She added that the network looks forward to the unfolding of the final season and providing fans with a fitting sendoff.
Armitage responded to the news on Instagram, promising to make the best seventh season and expressing love for the cast and crew. The sitcom, which premiered as the number one new comedy in the 2017-18 TV season, has maintained its popularity and became the top comedy in 2019-20.
The series has been known for explaining aspects of Sheldon’s character, including the origin of his catchphrase “Bazinga!” The show’s conclusion marks the end of a successful run, offering insights into the iconic character’s formative years.
The announcement comes as CBS prepares for the final season, promising laughter and tears behind the scenes as the cast and crew bid farewell to the beloved series.