While the wait until March 13 may be tough for SEAL Team fans out there (it’s still like 3 weeks away!), CarterMatt does still have a nice slice of good news to report that should put a smile on your face. When season 2 does return to the air, you’re going to have a straight run of episodes from that point until the finale. No more breaks!
In a response to a comment on Instagram (thanks to a show fan site for the find), actress Toni Trucks made it clear that once the show is back, it will air new episodes from then until the very end of the season. That means we’ll have a constant stream of drama and a chance to see a lot of exciting stuff from start to finish.
This news also makes sense given what we know about the rest of the CBS schedule. May sweeps typically runs until the Wednesday before Memorial Day, but that day is typically reserved for a three-hour finale for Survivor. Therefore, CBS is going to have to end SEAL Team, at the very latest, the week before that. They virtually have to run the show without repeats in order to get it done on time, given that there are so many episodes to go until the end of the season.
Also, it is certainly clear that running new episodes of the show without breaks is helpful in building momentum. That’s especially the case with a show like this, which does have a tendency to tell a number of important serialized stories. There are occasionally the missions that wrap up in just a single episode, but then you have others like the Mexico mission with Andres Doza that lasted for a significant chunk of the fall. Having a straight run is especially beneficial to the latter.
Just remember that when SEAL Team does come back, it’s going to be doing so at a new timeslot at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Also, it’s going to need every bit of ratings support that it possibly can in order to ensure it gets a season 3. It’s currently on the bubble by our estimations, and while we’re hopeful for the future, airing at a later time can be tough since there are a lot of viewers who have to wake up early the next morning. There’s a reason why most of the more-successful network shows tend to air a little bit earlier on in the night.
What do you think about getting a straight run of SEAL Team season 2 episodes, and is there any particular storyline that you want to see emphasized? Be sure to share in the comments at the bottom of this article. (Photo: CBS.)