The series inspired its own spin-off, Timmy Time, which follows the adventures of Shaun's small cousin and is aimed at younger viewers. A feature-length film, titled Shaun the Sheep Movie, was released theatrically in 2015. A 30-minute film, titled Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas, was aired as a 2015 Christmas TV special. Series 5 is due to begin airing in the UK on Monday 5 September 2016.
The series first aired in the US on Disney Channel from 2007 to 2008. After a long hiatus, it returned to TV in the US on Cartoon Network, where it aired in 2015. Boomerang picked up the series and aired new episodes of it from October 7, 2015 to June 24, 2016. After a brief hiatus, it returned to Boomerang for its 5th series on January 2, 2017. The series left Boomerang's schedule again on July 3, 2017.