Things are looking good for SWAT and 9JKL. Today, CBS announced they’ve ordered additional episodes for the two freshman TV series.
A cop drama, SWAT centers on Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore), a lifetime Los Angeles local and former Marine, Hondo has been tapped to lead a new “last stop” Special Weapons and Tactics unit. The cast also includes Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, and Peter Onorati.
Meanwhile, 9JKL is a sitcom loosely based on a moment in star Mark Feuerstein’s life when he lived next door to both his parents and his brother. The cast also includes David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, and Albert Tsai.
CBS has ordered three additional episodes for 9JKL and given SWAT a full season order, bringing the latter’s total to 20 episodes.
Read the full announcement below:
CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO “S.W.A.T.” AND PICKS UP THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “9JKL” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON
CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season.
S.W.A.T. is averaging 10.36 million viewers, 1.9 in adults 18-49 and 2.8 in adults 25-54. Its Thursday, Nov. 2 premiere at 10:00 PM was the best performance in the time period with entertainment programming since Jan. 6, 2016, averaging 10.52 million viewers with live plus 7-day ratings. It also had the time period’s best rating among adults 18-49 since March 3, 2016, averaging 1.9.
The Monday freshman comedy 9JKL is averaging 7.40 million viewers.
S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. S.W.A.T. airs Thursdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray and Albert Tsai. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pamela Fryman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. 9JKL airs Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
*Source: Nielsen most current ratings (9/27/17-11/9/17)”
What do you think? Have you seen SWAT and/or 9JKL? Do you hope they get renewed?