Update 4:15 p.mkisa: It’s a done deal. A CBS exclusive confirmed to Deadline about the cancellation SWAT Get a reprieve with a renewal for a seventh and final season via a release. (You can read it below.) Star Shemar Moore has been added as an executive producer.
exclusive 3 p.m: SWAT It may be down but not out. The drama, which was canceled on Friday after six seasons, will return for a seventh season on CBS that will be its last, Deadline sources said.
I hear renewal talks between CBS and SWAT Sony Pictures Television’s flagship studio restarted Friday, shortly after a series starring Shemar Moore was officially cancelled, with the news immediately facing backlash from fans who rallied behind the popular show.
Talks continued over the weekend into Monday, focusing on the seventh and final 13-episode season SWAT The problem is expected to be resolved by the end of the day; CBS is set to reveal its fall schedule on Wednesday, May 10.
“We listened to our viewers and their gushing passion SWAT We have reached an agreement to renew it for a final season of 13 episodes to air during the 2023-2024 broadcast year,” Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, and Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, said in a joint affidavit.SWAT It was broadcast for six seasons on CBS and has garnered a loyal following. We’re glad we found a way to bring him back and close the show’s action and characters the audience deserves. Once again, we appreciate the talents and efforts of the cast, writers, producers, crew, and everyone else who contributed to the success of this film SWAT We look forward to his return next season.”
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Intentionally — though not — Moore hinted at a possible reversal in his emotional reaction to the Friday night cancellation on Instagram.
“It’s all about the money, yeah. They said we were cancelled, but guess what I don’t think we’re done,” they said in a video message to fans. “CBS either wakes up and realizes they made a mistake. Sony will do their math and realize that this is not the right move. I hope we can get kumbaya and get back together and continue this show because it’s a good time for families all over the world.”
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While a SWAT Reversing the cancellation will be cause for celebration for fans of the long-running action, whose demise was a business decision, and may not be good news for the new cop drama. Eastern New YorkStarring Amanda Warren.
Renewed negotiations between CBS and Eastern New York It was Warner Bros.’s flagship studio. TV is also bumpy – in addition to the financial issues, they also involved a dispute over the additional broadcast rights CBS had requested for the series. Negotiations have progressed and are continuing, but I hear it SWAT And Eastern New York You may compete for one place. Both are rare radio dramas with black leads.
Canceled series Find New Homes are more popular; It is rare for the network to reverse the decision to cancel. Coincidence – or not – Three previous cases related to Sony TV series: Khalida on NBC (Co-Created/Executive Produced SWAT producer/showrunner Sean Ryan exec), Drop dead diva In Lifetime and broken into on Fox.
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As Deadline reported on Friday, Sony wasn’t willing to take another date SWAT Renewal for a fixed license fee because that would hurt the fair’s financial model. In the end, CBS raised the licensing fee but the show came with an order cut, which would have pushed up each episode’s budget and hurt the show’s economics even further.
That part is now being ironed out, as I hear production executives on both sides feel not all avenues have been explored to do a revamp.
SWAT She was enjoying a resurgence of ratings. After its move to Fridays, the law enforcement drama has thrived, posting a rare linear double-digit viewership increase from year to year. strong anchor at 8 p.m., SWAT He helped revitalize the CBS Friday drama lineup and helped launch a new hit fire country.
Part 2 of the sixth season finale SWAT Airs Friday, May 19th on CBS.
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