CBS has greenlit Season 7 for “S.W.A.T,” signaling a surprising about-face from the network’s decision to cancel the show just three days prior.
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Following the cancellation announcement, ongoing discussions transpired between CBS and series co-producer Sony Pictures Television over the weekend. Despite the show’s consistent performance in its Friday night timeslot, the ultimate decision hinged on financial considerations. Notably, in addition to the renewal, Shemar Moore, the star of the series, will take on the role of executive producer for the final season.
In a joint statement, CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope expressed gratitude for the impassioned support from viewers. They announced, “We have listened to our viewers and their outpouring of passion for ‘S.W.A.T.’ and we have reached an agreement to renew it for a final season of 13 episodes to air during the 2023-2024 broadcast year. ‘S.W.A.T.’ has aired for six seasons on CBS and garnered a devoted following. We are pleased that we found a way to bring it back and give closure to the show’s storylines and characters, which audiences deserve. Once again, we appreciate the talents and efforts of the cast, writers, producers, and crew and everyone who has contributed to the success of ‘S.W.A.T.’ We look forward to its return next season.”