A spinoff to the super popular sitcom The Bing Bang Theory, Young Sheldon premiered on CBS in 2017 and has been a staple for comedy lovers ever since. The series follows, as the title suggests, the character Sheldon Cooper when he's a child, growing up in the late '80s and early '90s. Fans of the original series fell in love with Jim Parsons' portrayal of the quirky physicist, so much so that a spinoff was truly a no-brainer. Actor Iain Armitage plays the younger version of Sheldon and does a great job as well.
Young Sheldon follows the titular character's life as a child prodigy as he navigates family and friendships feeling like an outsider. It was easy for The Big Bang Theory fans to get invested in this show, as not only does it explore a beloved character's background, but it does so with really great humor and heart.
The seventh and final season of Young Sheldon premieres on CBS on Feb. 15, 2024, with the finale scheduled for May 16, 2024. Executive producers Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Chuck Lorre shared the following statement with fans alongside the news the show would be ending next year:
"Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper, and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience. 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."
Similar to Young Sheldon, Cobra Kai is a spinoff show with a ton of heart that's garnered a huge fanbase since its premiere. Cobra Kai originally began in 2018 as a YouTube Red (now called YouTube Premium) series before moving over to Netflix, serving as a sequel story to the Karate Kid movies. Many of the original actors from the movies, such as Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, and Thomas Ian Griffith, reprised their roles for the comedy that's won over hearts worldwide.
Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after Daniel and Johnny's epic face-off at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, and a lot has changed. Daniel is extremely successful and happy, while Johnny is not doing too hot. The two reunite, still as enemies, but are forced to put their differences aside as the show progresses to protect their kids. If you grew up watching the Karate Kid movies like I did, Cobra Kai is a fun dose of nostalgia that'll leave you laughing through every episode.
When Cobra Kai season 6 was announced, the showrunners shared a letter with fans, confirming it'll mark the end of the series:
We're predicting that Cobra Kai season 6 will likely be released in late 2024. We don't have a release date just yet, but we know filming is supposed to begin in January, so it's likely the final season will come out by the end of the year.