Hang on just a minute, S.W.A.T. fans: Your prayers may be answered.
CBS is reportedly considering bringing back the long-running procedural for a seventh season after all, per our sister site Deadline, just three days after the network announced its cancellation after six seasons. UPDATE: It’s official — S.W.A.T. has been saved!
According to the Deadline report, “renewal conversations between CBS and S.W.A.T. lead studio Sony Pictures Television restarted on Friday” with the cancellation “facing immediate backlash” from fans. Talks reportedly continued on Monday, with Deadline cautioning that “the situation is still tenuous” but “there have been positive signs.” A renewal would be for a shortened 13-episode season. (TVLine has reached out to CBS for comment.)
Good news for S.W.A.T. may be bad news for fellow CBS drama East New York, though. The freshman drama starring Amanda Warren and Jimmy Smits is still awaiting word on a second season, and Deadline notes that S.W.A.T. and East New York “may be competing for one slot” on next season’s primetime schedule.
CBS announced on Friday that S.W.A.T. was cancelled, despite the series actually gaining in total viewers year-to-year. (Season 6 has been averaging 6.8 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating.) Series star Shemar Moore lashed out at the cancellation news, saying “it makes no sense” and adding: “I don’t think we’re done. CBS is either gonna wake up and realize they made a mistake. Sony is gonna do their math and realize that this is not the right move.”
If they pickup SWAT for a goodbye season of 13 episodes, then just make 10 to 13 episodes of East New York to pick up The time slot when SWAT ends
Yabba Dabba Doo!! The power of the people (and Shemar), lol. We shall see what happens.
I am so happy that S.W.A.T. is finally going to be renew its a great show no matter what station picks it up
This would be very good news. I’ve watched S.W.A.T. from the beginning. It’s got a good, diverse cast and good storylines (at least in my opinion). I can’t say that about all the shows I watch. There is one show in particular where I like the rest of the cast and can’t stand the main character.
I watch East New York, too, and while I like the show as well, I would take S.W.A.T. if I had to make a choice.
Shemar Moore is right. Canceling S.W.A.T. would be a mistake.
I would love to see them bring it back, even if it’s just for 13 episodes.
This just made my day!!g Let’s do the right thing…bring SWAT back!!!🤞🤞🤞
I’ve only watched this show a handful of times over the years, but I was surprised that it was cancelled especially after their relatively strong season. I think Shemar’s statement was an excellent example of a celebrity standing up to to TPTB with appropriate comments and facts celebrating the strength of the show. Good luck to them on being un-cancelled!
This IS BIGGGGG…YES. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I do hope SWAT is renewed, but I would also like to see East New York renewed. Both are good shows, with good actors and good storylines.
Best news of the day!
I’d much rather that East New York be renewed. It’s a better drama than SWAT. Please CBS hear my plea!
East New York is a great show don’t cancel
Hope it is true. Dumb move to cancel a show with great ratings. It’s got to be a good show to survive on Friday nights.
Swat is great
bring it back
This would be fantastic news.
Love that show and Sherman keep it cancell the other show
If they’re bringing S.W.A.T back for only 13 episodes, why not bring back East New York for a shorter season too?They could air it once S.W.A.T ends. Make all the viewers happy.
Bring back S.WA.T. Do not cancel one of the best shows on TV.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!!?
I tell you what CBS can’t stand having to many black leading stars or stars with color, and that’s why they are cancelling the good shows! CBS put your feelings aside and let us have our shows
That is not true. If you think it is, prove it with facts. Outline each and every time it’s been true! I think CBS doesn’t like bad behavior they can because for and they aren’t taking any chances. No need to pull the race card. Call it what it is. Bad behavior is bad behior (I’m assuming but hoping it is not).
I hope this is true! I love, love this show.
Great News! I’ve watched since the beginning and this show never disappoints.
I hope so bad they do not cancel SWAT.i love the show!
Thinks for not canceling the show The show is good the writer aer great
Yeah for Swat!! Shemar did it.
I hope it’s true.