Following our earlier report, CBS has made it official. “S.W.A.T.” will be back for a seventh and final season.
“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. “‘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.”
Shortly before the news broke, series star Shemar Moore took to Instagram and shared a Deadline article highlighting the potential for renewal, saying, “Keep making noise @swatcbs FAM!!! We are still trying to bring you that 7th Season!!!”
With the series renewed, Moore is reportedly said to be given executive producer credit on the show’s final episodes.
In a comment posted in an Instagram story, Moore said, “We did it SWAT Fam!!” He later added the following message on his Instagram page: “Ayyeee!!!!! We did it #SWATFAM!!! @swatcbs is coming back for a 7th and Final season with 13 Episodes!!! Thank you to all of you for the continued and amazing support!! Let’s go.”
On the show, Moore stars as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, a former Marine and locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Hondo strives to bridge the divide between his two worlds.
The series also stars Alex Russell as Jim Street, Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay, Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca, David Lim as Victor Tan, Patrick St. Esprit as Commander Robert Hicks and Rochelle Aytes as Nichelle, Hondo’s girlfriend, operator of a South LA community center.
The sixth season finale of “S.W.A.T.” is set to air on Friday, May 19 on CBS. The episode, entitled “Legacy,” which is part two of a two-part season finale, finds the team working with the DEA and their iron-jawed leader, Mack Boyle (guest star Timothy Hutton), to stop a ruthless cartel boss waging war on the streets of Los Angeles as he exacts revenge on those who killed his son.