The freshman police drama SWAT has received a full season order from CBS after three weeks of its run. The reboot of the 1970s television series will now consist of 20 episodes according to TV Line.
Starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, SWAT follows Moore’s character and his elite police unit taking on some of the most dangerous criminals that Los Angeles has to offer. Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Linda Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati, and David Lim also star in the series. The executive producers of SWAT include Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, and Pavun Shetty. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.
The full season order comes after SWAT has given some stability to Thurday’s troubled 10 p.m. hour. SWAT premiered on Nov. 2 grabbing 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating. Overall, the police drama has averaged 10.4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. With this new pick up, SWAT has joined fellow shows SEAL Team and Young Sheldon in getting the full season order. CBS also ordered three more episodes for its comedy series 9JKL.
9JKL is a sitcom based on the life of Mark Feuerstein who is an executive producer and star of the series. Feuerstein’s character is Josh Roberts, who is a newly divorced actor who moves home to New York in a small apartment with his parents and his brother’s family. Along with Feuerstein, the series also stars David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, and Albert Tsai. CBS Television Studios produces with Feuerstein as executive producer alongside his wife Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor, and Pamela Fryman.
SWAT airs on Thursdays 10/9c and 9JKL airs on Mondays 9:30/8:30c on CBS.