S.W.A.T.: A Possible Future Beyond Season 7?

Fans of the CBS drama series S.W.A.T. have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions over the past year. The popular show, starring Shemar Moore, was canceled after six seasons, leaving viewers with several cliffhangers. However, the fans’ unwavering support prompted CBS to renew the show for a seventh and final season.

As the final episodes approach, Moore hints that the show might not be as dead as it seems. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor expressed his optimism, despite the show being promoted as its last hurrah. He believes that the series will leave some threads dangling, allowing for a potential comeback in the future.

Ambiguous Ending: Leaving Room for a Comeback

The possibility of an ambiguous ending for S.W.A.T. Season 7 is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, shows that rush to force a conclusion can leave viewers disappointed. Given the nature of the characters’ daily lives, especially Hondo’s, it’s likely that the season will reach significant moments while leaving room for a future comeback.

Revival Potential: Following the Path of Criminal Minds

CBS’s decision to cancel Criminal Minds after 15 seasons only to revive it on Paramount+ sets a precedent for S.W.A.T.’s potential return. The revival series’ success, leading to a second season on the streaming platform, indicates an audience demand for procedural dramas in the streaming space. This opens the door for S.W.A.T. to continue beyond Season 7.

Challenges Ahead: Ratings and the Changing TV Landscape

For CBS to consider keeping S.W.A.T. alive, the show’s ratings would need to improve. Longer-running shows come with higher price tags, which explains the recent cancellations of shows like Blue Bloods, Bob Hearts Abishola, and Young Sheldon. The changing TV landscape, with declining viewership on broadcast networks, makes the advertising market increasingly challenging.

Season 7 Premiere: February 16th

S.W.A.T. Season 7 is set to premiere on Friday, February 16th, at 8 pm on CBS. Fans can look forward to the final episodes of the beloved drama, while keeping their hopes alive for a potential Season 8.