SWAT season 1 and Kevin Can Wait season 2 are now poised for an even healthier runs of episodes than before.
Today, CBS confirmed that the Shemar Moore series, which was already granted a full-season order of 20 episodes, has picked up an additional two. Effectively, this now puts the show a 22, which would be the normal order for any show to air in the fall – spring TV season. The only difference here with a show like SWAT is that we’re looking at a show that premiered late in the fall thanks to the NFL season. It already missed a little bit of time, and we’re thinking that now it is going to have to air the remainder of the season through to simply air the entirety of its order before May sweeps finish off. It could have a break during the Olympics but that’s about it.
To go along with this, CBS also confirmed that Kevin Can Wait season 2 is also getting two more episodes, which puts its full-season order now at 24 as opposed to the 22 that it was at previously. This gives the show the same number as The Big Bang Theory and some of the other most-popular sitcoms that are out there.
Do we think that either one of these shows are delivering dynamite ratings? Not so much, but in the case of SWAT it has shown some fantastic staying power through the first several weeks and executives have shown a fondness for Moore in between this show and Criminal Minds. In the case of Kevin Can Wait, it’s a stable hit that serves as a great way to lead off their programming — that’s always something that any network courts and is happy to have in the end. CBS values stability perhaps more so than almost any network; even if they’re not always generating headlines for the next This Is Us, they develop and market their shows around the world with familiar faces almost better than anyone. This is why they continue to boast about some of their ratings as often as they do.
What do you think about SWAT season 1 and Kevin Can Wait season 2 scoring more episodes? Share now in the comments!
For more news on these shows plus some others we cover, be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook right now. (Photo: CBS.)