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"We Were Totally Ambushed": Young Sheldon Star Expands Her Criticism Of Show's Cancellation
2024/04/26

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Annie Potts, a veteran in Hollywood, is baffled by CBS's decision to cancel Young Sheldon. The beloved prequel to The Big Bang Theory will bid farewell with a special one-hour finale on May 16. Despite being a major ratings success since its debut in 2017, Young Sheldon is coming to an end due to its ties to its parent show and the need to maintain continuity. Potts recently spoke out about her frustration with the cancellation, calling it a "stupid business move." She expressed surprise at the decision, especially considering the show's popularity on network TV and streaming platforms. Potts also hinted that they may have been blindsided by the announcement, as the show was unexpectedly axed despite its strong following.

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The cancellation of Young Sheldon has sparked debate among fans, with many questioning why CBS couldn't find a way to keep the show on the air. The series had evolved from focusing solely on Sheldon to becoming a family comedy-drama, exploring the stories of all the members of the Cooper family. This shift in focus, coupled with the show's loose adherence to canon, led many to believe that there were ways to continue the series without sacrificing continuity. One suggestion was to rebrand the show as "The Coopers" and establish it as a separate universe from The Big Bang Theory.

While the decision to end Young Sheldon may have seemed like a business move, Potts hinted that the choice may have come from the creatives behind the show.

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It's possible that the decision was made to ensure the continuity of The Big Bang Theory, rather than due to any actual obstacles preventing the show from continuing. As Young Sheldon wraps up its final season, fans are left wondering what the future holds for the beloved characters and whether there may be a possibility of a revival in the future. Regardless of the reasons for its cancellation, Young Sheldon has left a lasting impact on viewers and will be remembered for its heartwarming portrayal of Sheldon Cooper's early years.

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