Summary Young Sheldon season 7 is officially delayed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, as confirmed by CBS' new fall schedule. CBS had initially hoped the strikes would be resolved before the new season, but with actors and writers still fighting for better pay and working conditions, the release of season 7 remains uncertain. If the issues are resolved by September, however, there is a possibility that Young Sheldon may return during the mid-season, albeit with fewer episodes.
CBS finally confirms that Young Sheldon 7 is delayed. With the dual strike of SAG-AFTRA and WGA still ongoing, the fall TV 2023 season is looking really bleak. For those who are invested in Sheldon and the rest of the Coopers' story, there have been concerns that it will take a much longer delay to find out what happens after the Young Sheldon season 6 finale. Now, those worries are finally panning out.
After months of speculations, CBS finally confirms that Young Sheldon is officially delayed as the network unveils its fall 2023 TV premiere schedule. Check out their lineup below:
Typically, Young Sheldon returns with new episodes sometime in the latter half of September. However, this current CBS roster doesn't include it.
Previously, CBS released its fall 2023 schedule, which was just its usual programming layout. By then, the SAG-AFTRA strike hadn't started yet, but the WGA protests have already been going on. This indicated that CBS was being optimistic that the industry issue would be resolved before the cast and crew needed to return to prepare for the new season. Clearly, that didn't happen, with both actors and writers still fighting for proper pay and better working conditions.
Unfortunately, CBS hasn't offered any indication as to when Young Sheldon season 7 may release. This makes sense, considering that it's fully dependent on when the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes will end — something that is tricky to predict. However, if the issue is resolved before September, there may still be a chance for the hit comedy to return during the mid-season. The only drawback is that it would mean fewer episodes for Young Sheldon season 7, which is made worse by the possibility that it may be The Big Bang Theory prequel's last year.
Several main stars of Young Sheldonhave expressed their support for the ongoing strikes. Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, and Raegan Revord joined the writers on the picket line, while Iain Armitage and Wallace Shawn recently followed in their footsteps. This means that unless the issues are fully resolved, Young Sheldon season 7 simply won't happen. Given this, it's probably for the best if it gets fully pushed back to a fall 2024 premiere, especially if its upcoming season 7 will be the last.