Two more freshman series have joined CBS’ 2018-19 season.
Announced Tuesday afternoon, CBS has officially renewed both “SWAT” and “SEAL Team” for second seasons, with the news coming just as the two freshman dramas are nearing the end of their first seasons. While neither have done as well as CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” prequel spinoff, “Young Sheldon,” this year, they’ve both been averaging fair numbers on the network up until this point.
Created by Benjamin Cavell and starring David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, and Jessica Paré, “SEAL Team” has been averaging a steady 1.05 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Meanwhile, Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas’s “SWAT” has been averaging just slightly lower than “SEAL” with a 1.0.
“These exciting new dramas have been sensational additions to our schedule, are striking all the right notes creatively, and really connect with our viewers,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl says in a statement. “’SEAL Team’ has strengthened our Wednesday lineup — routinely winning its time period with over 10 million viewers and allowing us to build an even more powerful night, while ‘SWAT’ has improved Thursday’s 10 p.m. hour by over 2.5 million viewers versus last season. Additionally, both are among the very top streamers on our digital platforms, including CBS.com and CBS All Access. We congratulate the talented casts and producers on an amazing year as we look forward to their return next season.”
The two series join “Young Sheldon” as the three freshman titles now confirmed to be returning for second seasons on CBS. “SEAL Team” airs every Wednesday night, while “SWAT” airs every Thursday night.