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After a short three-week break, the seventh season of “Young Sheldon” returns tonight. This is the final season of The Big Bang Theory prequel. We'll show you everything you need to know about the season, including when the next episodes will air, how to catch up on previous seasons, and where you can watch Young Sheldon for free from anywhere.

Narrated by “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, the series follows young Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) as he grows up in East Texas in the late '80s and early to mid-'90s. The series depicts Sheldon's home and school life as a young genius, fleshed out by a supporting cast that includes Lance Barber, Zoe Perry and Annie Potts. Like the original series, the prequel amassed a loyal fan base in the time it aired.

Whether you're a long-time fan who wants to watch the new episode live or you want to watch the entire series for the first time, we've got you covered. Read on for our breakdown of Young Sheldon watch options.

How to watch Young Sheldon in the USA

“Young Sheldon” airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. If you don't have cable, there are some alternative reception options. The cheapest option will be via Paramount+. You can live stream new episodes via your local CBS affiliate if you subscribe to the Paramount+ with Showtime plan, which costs $11.99 per month. The cheaper Paramount+ Essential tier also gets you access to Season 7 episodes, but they won't be available until the next day. So you'll need the Showtime tier if you want to watch live on the streaming service. Paramount+ includes a one-week free trial for new users.

Paramount Plus with Showtime Monthly Plan (Ad-Free)

Paramount Plus offers a huge library of on-demand content from Paramount, CBS, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and MTV. The Premium plan also includes Showtime and live CBS streaming. It costs $12 per month or $120 per year

If you're looking to catch up on the final six seasons of Young Sheldon, Paramount+ can't help you. In the US, all past seasons are streaming on both Max and Netflix. Max, which is also the home of The Big Bang Theory in the US, starts at $9.99 per month. You can check out our full overview of Netflix pricing tiers to learn more about your options.

Max with advertising (monthly plan)

Formerly HBO Max, now just Max, this streaming service is the US home of premium content from HBO and Warner Bros. Since the rebrand, it is now also the home of Discovery's reality, food, true crime and more. Pricing starts at $10 per month for ad-supported videos, $16 for ad-free videos, and $20 for 4K viewing.

You can also watch CBS without cable through a live TV package like Hulu + Live TV. Subscriptions start at $76.99 per month and include the entire on-demand catalog of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV includes over 90 channels, as well as Hulu's on-demand library and access to Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. Adding live TV increases the price significantly, but it's a rolling one-month contract that you can cancel at any time. However, among live TV services, this is one of the best.

How to watch Young Sheldon in the UK

If you want to watch Young Sheldon in the UK, you'll need to create a free Channel 4 account. The only downside is that Channel 4 doesn't have any new episodes of Young Sheldon yet and only has the last six seasons available to watch. The first six seasons can also be seen on the British version of Netflix.

How to watch Young Sheldon in Canada

“Young Sheldon” airs Thursday nights at 7:30 pm ET on CTV in Canada. You must create an account using your email address and phone number to log in to the service. CTV offers all episodes of Season 7 and some episodes of Seasons 1 and 6, although these change frequently.

How to watch Young Sheldon in New Zealand

Young Sheldon Season 7 is available on TVNZ+ in New Zealand. New episodes are usually available sometime on Friday. You must create a free account to watch the show. The service also offers all six past seasons of Young Sheldon to stream, making it a great option to enjoy the series if you need to stay up to date.

Here's how to watch Young Sheldon from anywhere

If you're not in New Zealand, you can access TVNZ+ using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). VPNs allow you to temporarily change the location associated with your electronic device, allowing you to use websites and apps that may not be available in the region you are currently in.

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How to watch Young Sheldon with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't already have one.
  • Install it on the device you use to watch Young Sheldon.
  • Turn it on and set it to New Zealand.
  • Go to TVNZ+ and create a login profile.
  • Watch Young Sheldon.

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