Fugitives will continue to be hunted down during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 television seasons. CBS has renewed the FBI: Most Wanted series for both a fourth and a fifth season. The third season will finish airing on May 24th.
A procedural drama, FBI: Most Wanted is a spin-off of the FBI TV series. The show stars Dylan McDermott, Alexa Davalos, Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Miguel Gomez. The story focuses on the work of the Fugitive Task Force, a team that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list. The highly skilled agents function as a mobile undercover unit that’s always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice. Remy Scott (McDermott), an FBI Supervisory Special Agent, oversees the team which includes forensics expert Sheryll Barnes (Sternberg); computer and hacking whiz Hana Gibson (Castle-Hughes); undercover-pro Ivan Ortiz (Gomez); and Navy veteran and cold-case expert Kristin Gaines (Davalos).
Airing on Tuesday nights, the third season of FBI: Most Wanted averages a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.67 million viewers in the live+same day ratings (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM). Compared to season two, that’s down by 8% in the demo and down by 2% in viewership. FBI: Most Wanted is one of the higher-rated drama shows when stacked against other CBS TV shows in the traditional numbers. In the live+7 day ratings, the season averages a 0.88 demo with 8.85 million viewers, picking up 66% and 56% respectively in delayed viewing.
“The FBIs are one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape and a powerful cornerstone of our #1 lineup,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “They’ve attracted a dedicated, loyal fan base, thanks to the extraordinary vision of executive producer Dick Wolf and the talents of all three outstanding casts and creative teams. I know we and our viewers look forward to two additional seasons of engaging, heroic stories.”
“Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon about the multi-year pickups,” said Dick Wolf, executive producer and FBI brand creator. “We are all incredibly grateful to CBS and our partners at Universal Television and CBS Studios. And I personally would like to thank the incredible casts, talented writers and dedicated producers, not to mention three crews who never missed an airdate despite the difficulties of producing full seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.”What do you think? Have you been watching the FBI: Most Wanted TV series on CBS? Are you glad that this drama has been renewed for a fourth and a fifth season?