MeeMaw actress slams ‘stupid business move’ in decision to end Young Sheldon series

And says the cast felt ‘ambushed’ and ‘shocked’ by the news

The final episode of Young Sheldon airs on May 15th and after seven seasons CBS has made the decision to end the series, something cast member Annie Potts, the actress for MeeMaw, thinks is a “stupid” one for them to have made.

In an interview with Variety, Annie Potts explained how puzzled she is over their decision, especially as the show still brings in strong ratings. She emotionally admitted: “This one was especially hard because I was completely unprepared. I was shocked. I mean, the number one show on network TV, number one on Netflix. We’re, I think, all that people watch on TikTok besides a couple of recipes for pasta.

“It just seemed like such a stupid business move. Forgive me, but I don’t know. If a show is starting to drag or lag or have a lack of stories or whatever, then you kind of see it coming. We were totally ambushed by this. I was, anyway.”

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Her fellow Young Sheldon cast member co-star Iain Armitage added, “I totally get what Annie means. It’s also just hard in a really weird way that I can only really see if I step back and try and take a global view, which is hard. I mean, I’m not going to get to see Annie Potts every day. This is a real loss for me. More than anyone. I definitely think we could have done a lot more.”

The show finished filming earlier this year and Annie confessed it’s been hard to stop filming so suddenly. She said: “It’s been really, really, really emotional. I mean, it’s been half of Ian’s life, and it’s been a 10th of mine, but at 70, that feels significant. And, you know, it’s a little village that we have, and we’ve all taken care of each other and raised each other up. There will be a grievous hole in my life. There’s no question about it. It’ll get easier. Grief does, loss does.”

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