Young Sheldon season 5 is happening, so what will the future of this Big Bang Theory prequel hold for its titular character and another Coopers?
As season 4 reaches its end, what is next for Sheldon and his family in Young Sheldon period 5, and when will new episodes launch? Two years because The Big Bang Theory finished its 12-season run, CBS continues its story through the prequel spin-off. With four seasons already in, there are still plenty of stories left for Young Sheldon since it goes forward with the Coopers.
A lot of things have occurred in Young Sheldon season 4. Young Sheldon season 3 was made to finish early in 2020 because of this coronavirus pandemic and season 4 started a little bit late because of the same reason. But as soon as the series restarted, it did not waste any time in getting its story moving. Sheldon officially graduated high school and started college at East Texas Tech, where he became a lab assistant and secured funding for the school in his first season. Meanwhile, Dr. Sturgis left Medford to work at the supercollider at Waxahachie, Texas just to finally return as, seen in the penultimate episode of season 4. At length, George Sr. and Mary’s marriage started to show its cracks.
With Young Sheldon season 4 approaching its end, it is going to be interesting to see exactly what the future of The Big Bang Theory prequel holds for the Coopers. Here’s everything we understand about Young Sheldon season 5.
Young Sheldon Season 5 Renewal
Young Sheldon Season 4 only had 18 episodes — five fewer outings than its conventional run. Despite its shorter year, the sitcom made significant progress in regards to both Sheldon’s arc and his family’s collective journey, and the narrative will continue in the foreseeable future as Young Sheldon has been renewed for season 5. Given its prevalence, staying the most-watched humor on television, CBS awarded Young Sheldon with the infrequent three-year renewal long before season 4 ended, meaning that the series is supported to run at least before the 2023-2024 TV season. Multi-year orders are the norm for The Big Bang Theory spin-off prequel as it had been previously granted a two-year extension in 2019 on the heels of its parent series end.
Young Sheldon Season 5 Release Date
‘Youthful Sheldon’ season 4 expired on November 5, 2020, on CBS, with the season concluding on May 13, 2021. The fourth season consists of 18 episodes with a running time of 18–21 minutes each.
As for the fifth season, we have great news for you! On March 30, 2021, the show was awarded the go-ahead for 5. Not just that, it has been renewed for two more seasons, which means we have been ensured a total of seven installments of the sitcom. This isn’t the first time that CBS has given the show a multi-season renewal since seasons 3 and 4 were ordered concurrently in February 2019.
As the renewal of this series for seasons 5, 6, and 7 were announced, the President of CBS Entertainment Kelly Kahl stated, “’Young Sheldon’ dominates the broadcast comedy arena by over 2.5 million viewers and is the lynchpin of CBS’s top-rated Thursday comedy lineup.” He continued, “We are eager to see what the next 3 seasons have in store for a slightly older Sheldon and all the Coopers.”
In general, the series attracts about 9.6 million viewers every week; therefore, it comes as no surprise that the strike prequel got a heavy order of episodes that are likely to last us through 2023. The fourth season began filming in late September 2020 and wrapped up mid-March 2021. Since the production team only required a head start of about one and a half an hour to deliver the episodes of season 4 on time, it usually means that fans won’t need to wait for the upcoming season.
Taking into account the fact that the show has received an order for three more variants, the production team may be able to begin in time to return to its usual release schedule. New seasons for the sitcom typically arrive in September and run until Spring the following year, but season 4 was an exception as a result of delays due to the pandemic. Thus, we can anticipate young Sheldon’s season 5 to launch sometime in Fall 2021.