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‘S.W.A.T.’ Cancelled After Season 6 at CBS

‘S.W.A.T.’ Cancelled After Season 6 at CBS


CBS has thrown a giant wrench into its nightly lineup, saying it has canceled its well-liked police procedural S.W.A.T after six seasons. The upcoming finale of the sixth season, which is slated to premiere on Could 19, may even function the collection finale.

S.W.A.T, which was picked up for a sixth season in April 2022, adopted Los Angeles Police Division Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore), a Los Angeles native who’s plucked to run a specialised SWAT unit of the LAPD together with different extremely skilled operatives. The present co-starred Rochelle Aytes as Hondo’s girlfriend Nichelle, together with Jay Harrington, Kenny Johnson, David Lim, and Alex Russell. The present was a reimagining of the 1975 police drama of the identical title that ran for one season, in addition to a 2003 function movie starring Colin Farrell. The logline for the Season 6 (and now collection) finale states that the SWAT group “works with the DEA and their iron-jawed chief, Mack Boyle (Timothy Hutton), to cease a ruthless cartel boss waging battle on the streets of Los Angeles as he exacts revenge on those that killed his son.”


“For six seasons, the wonderful skills of the S.W.A.T. forged led by Shemar Moore, the writers, producers, and crew guided by government producers Shawn Ryan, Andy Dettman, and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas introduced us compelling, action-packed episodes that additionally addressed essential social points and contributed to the success of our primetime lineup,” CBS Leisure president Amy Reisenbach mentioned in an announcement. “We sincerely thank them for his or her unimaginable work and keenness and likewise thank our devoted followers who tuned in each week.”

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S.W.A.T. Was Canceled Regardless of Surging Scores

A co-production between CBS and Sony TV, S.W.A.T. has obtained the axe on the community regardless of its viewership doubling year-to-year after the present moved to Fridays. That is very true for this present season, throughout which Nielsen reported S.W.A.T. averaged 6.82 million viewers over the seven-day interval, up from 6.41 million throughout Season 5. So it’s clear that plunging rankings weren’t an element within the collection getting canceled.

Quite, Deadline reported that CBS gave the pink slip to one in every of its most-watched exhibits as a result of the community couldn’t come to an settlement with Sony on a brand new licensing deal. The outlet reported that S.W.A.T. remained CBS’ most costly scripted collection, and Sony and CBS finally ended up abandoning a seventh season after a proposed deal would have continued to extend the present’s per-episode value. The emergence of further well-received pilots, corresponding to Elsbeth and the Matlock reboot, additionally reportedly gave CBS extra leeway to maneuver away from the police procedural. Whereas S.W.A.T. could possibly be shopped round to different networks, it’s unlikely to discover a new house.

Govt producer Ryan mainly mentioned as a lot to The Hollywood Reporter, telling the outlet in a earlier interview, “There’s no cause why the present shouldn’t be picked up aside from the economics of the enterprise are altering. CBS and Sony will or is not going to determine a strategy to economically make a Season 7 work.”



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