S.W.A.T. is finally gearing up for Season 7, which is also going to be the last. CBS has reversed its decision to cancel the show within just three days of its original decision. As Season 7 gets renewed for a final show, the series’ star Shemar Moore will serve as the executive producer on the final season.
CBS Stuns Fans With Un-Cancelling S.W.A.T. Season 7
S.W.A.T. fans cannot hold their excitement as CBS reversed the cancelation of Season 7, which is also going to be the show’s last. Per sources, talks continued between the broadcasting company and co-producer Sony Pictures Television over the weekend following the cancelation release.
CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope released a joint statement, sharing: “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.”
In their statement, the decision makers further expressed that “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”
In the end, Reisenbach and Pope thanked the talents and efforts of the cast, producers, writers, and crew, who contributed to the success of the series. “We look forward to its return next season,” the statement concluded.
Shemar Moore’s Disappointment Has A Part To Play
Undoubtedly, the show has remained a solid performer for CBS, but the decision to cancel Season 7 came as a part of the show’s finances. Now that the final season is renewed, its star, Shemar Moore, who has continued to play Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in the longtime series (2017-present), is also serving as an executive producer on the final season.
Along with fans, the star of the show, Shemar Moore, also shared his disappointment with the show’s cancellation on his Instagram, saying that abruptly canceling the show makes no sense. In his Instagram video, the actor also called out TV diversity for canceling the only African American male lead on broadcast television.
Talking about the cancellation, he said, “It makes no sense” before adding, “We’ve done nothing wrong. We did everything that was asked for.” Well, now he is returning in his gears, also serving as an executive producer, which is a win-win for the series and its fans.