Sunday, June 16, 2024

Shemar Moore Celebrates After CBS Reverses Decision to Cancel ‘S.W.A.T.’

Shemar Moore ‘S.W.A.T.’ Cancellation
Shemar Moore as Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson on S.W.A.T. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

*“S.W.A.T” has been renewed for a seventh and final season at CBS.

The move comes after series star Shemar Moore called on fans to put pressure on the network to renew the hit drama after it was canceled three days ago.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, executive producers Shawn Ryan said the cancellation “has nothing to do with ratings.” Instead, “costs and economics were the main factors in the decision to end the series,” the publication writes. 

“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,” said CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope in a joint statement, Variety reports.  


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“‘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,” the statement continues. “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.”

“S.W.A.T.  is based on the series of the same name that ran on ABC for one season from 1975 to 1976. The reboot starring Moore premiered in 2017 and centers on an elite LAPD squad. The cast includes Alex Russell, Kenny Johnson, Jay Harrington, David Lim, Patrick St. Esprit, and Rochelle Aytes.

Shortly after CBS announced Monday that the “S.W.A.T.” will return, Moore took to Instagram to celebrate.

“Ayyeee!!!!! We did it #SWATFAM!!! @swatcbs is coming back for a 7th and Final season with 13 Episodes!!!” he captioned his post. “Thank you to all of you for the continued and amazing support!! Let’s go.”

Moore hit up social media on Saturday to react to the shocking news that CBS had canceled the series after six seasons. 

“I’m a little bit sad,” Moore said in a video posted a video on Instagram. “S.W.A.T. got canceled. It makes no sense. Look up the articles, read the articles. We’re the best show on Friday nights at 8 o’clock for CBS. The last two years we’ve been killing it, us and the fire show [Fire Country], that comes on right after us, and respect to those brothers and sisters.”

He added, “We’ve done nothing wrong. We did everything that was asked.”


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Moore continued, “If it is the end, life will go on. I’m not worried about me. I care about my family — my crew, the writers, the producers, the caterers, the wardrobe, the sound mixers, the teamsters, the construction crew,” he shared. “That’s a whole lot of people that are abruptly being told that you don’t matter. Sorry. Thank you for your services. Good luck in finding a new job. To me, that’s not OK.”

He then called on fans of the show to “Make some f–king noise, and let them know that canceling S.W.A.T. is a f–king mistake.”

The season six finale episode of “S.W.A.T.” airs May 19.

READ MORE: Shemar Moore Pissed Over Show Termination – ‘Canceling S.W.A.T. is a F–king Mistake!’ | Watch

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