Criminal Minds alum Shemar Moore officially now has a new home at CBS — his reboot of SWAT is becoming a series.
The new series (which could premiere as early as this fall) stars Moore alongside Jay Harrington, Alex Russell, and many more; the official logline below gives you a reasonably good sense as to what is coming up next:
“A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Inspired by the film of the same name.”
This show has some top-level talent behind the scenes two including fantastic director Justin Lin and Shawn Ryan of Timeless and The Shield fame. (By the way, #SaveTimeless!) In addition to seeing his longtime friends and his Baby Girl Garcia one more time over on Criminal Minds, the gig was a smart move for Moore when it comes to having an elevated profile
David Boreanaz is returning, as well!
The former Bones and Angel star is making the super-quick jump over to CBS for a new series entitled SEAL Team, one that is obviously based around an elite team of people looking to save people and stop terrorists / other bad people all over the world. This show also features A.J. Buckley and Jessica Pare in her first role after her time on Mad Men.
Take a look at the attached logline for it:
“Follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.”
These two shows are largely what you would expect from CBS, but they know their viewership and what they like. These sort of action-heavy shows play very well on the network, and these should each be big hits depending on how they are marketed and their quality beyond the first couple of weeks.
For now, what do you think about these two shows, and is there one of them that you are especially looking forward to watching? Be sure to sound off now in the attached comments!
Meanwhile, be sure to head over here to read our review of the Criminal Minds finale, where Moore turned in a worthy performance in a small amount of screen time. (Photo: ABC.)