Young Sheldon cannot die. He is too powerful.
After the Big Bang Theory spinoff’s second season averaged 14.6 million viewers per episode, CBS has extended the show through the 2021 season.
“Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, Young Sheldon has been a powerful performer for the network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl told THR.
No word yet on how Young Sheldon will continue when Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage becomes too old to continue to portray Young Sheldon, although the obvious solution is CBS’ development of an experimental procedure that will halt the aging process and allow Armitage to live forever as he is now.
It’s safe to assume that this will happen, and that Young Sheldon will never age or decay. So take comfort in knowing that long after you are interred, he will still be here, being smart about math on TV. Millions will watch and laugh, and you’ll be in the ground.
The darkness drops again; but now I know / That twenty centuries of stony sleep / Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, / And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
- W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”