Why we don't need the Mandy and Georgie Young Sheldon spin-off

CBS is close to finalizing the 13-episode sequel series lead by Montana Jordan and Emily Osment.

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Alright. Let me start off by saying that I was, and still am, a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory. And the addition of Young Sheldon has also been wonderful to have. Even so, I really don't think that the Young Sheldon spin-off centered on Mandy and Georgie, or any sequel series for that matter, is needed.

Right now CBS is working on finalizing a straight to series order of the spin-off, per Deadline. The new show would see Emily Osment and Montana Jordan reprising their roles as Mandy and Georgie, respectively. The multi-camera comedy could see a 13-episode order to be ready to broadcast in the 2024-2025 season. That's not far off at all!

The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon executive producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, and Chuck Lorre would be in charge behind the cameras of the spin-off as well. Though it's bittersweet to be saying goodbye to Young Sheldon when season 7 premieres on Feb. 15, and ends on May 16, I really think it's time for CBS to let The Big Bang Theory franchise go.

I'm not going to lie. Georgie's storyline has become one of the more interesting ones on the dramedy. It's portrayed his character growth and highlighted his true sense of responsibility. I think as the seasons have gone on, the series lost its way in making Sheldon's story of attending college interesting. And the drama with the Cooper family has been exciting to watch.

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But, I don't think we need more of the story. Especially since we have the seventh season coming up. There's a lot of things that can and should be wrapped up by the end of season 7. And I truly think the series has the time to do so in its final 14 episodes. When networks and companies see something working, they like to capitalize on it and continue keeping a universe alive with spin-offs and prequels. I get it. I truly do. But in this case it's not necessary.

We've had 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory where I would say Sheldon is the one we learned about the most in terms of backstory. And now we've gotten seven seasons of Young Sheldon that has shown us all the ups and down the Coopers have gone through in the last few years. Georgie and Mandy's story has been interesting, but not enough to justify starting a whole new show for just them.

And I mean, it's difficult to even say where their story is headed. According to the flagship series, Georgie was married three times. And baby Constance was never mentioned. Young Sheldon has become known in not sticking to canon 100%, so it's hard to say what we would see in the new project.

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While this would break my heart as I've come to like George Sr., it would be a better story to see his passing and how the rest of the family had to deal with that. In particular Georgie who we know steps up and takes care of Mary and Missy while Sheldon continues his studies at CalTech.

I mean would we possibly see that? Right now it's just Osment and Jordan who are in talks to come back. What about the rest of the family? How will their absence be explained? Losing the ensemble cast would be a shame. Or, the writers might bring the whole cast back except Iain Armitage, saying that Sheldon is at CalTech or something. So, it could turn into a Young Sheldon, but without Sheldon basically.

Plus with Chuck Lorre potentially still working on that Big Bang spin-off for Max, it's becoming overkill a bit here. I love this universe and have immensely enjoyed all the stories these past years have brought us. Who knows, maybe depending on how Young Sheldon ends I'll change my mind. But for now, I truly think t's time to say goodbye. What do you think?

Young Sheldon season 7 premieres Thursday, Feb. 15 on CBS, with the one-hour series finale scheduled for May 16.

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