CBS renews 'FBI' franchise for 2 more seasons, fans call it 'BEST. NEWS. EVER.'
CBS seems to be on renewal mode, with 'The Equalizer' being the most recent show to be handed a two-season pickup, which came shortly after the renewals of the 'NCIS' franchise, 'CSI: Vegas', 'S.W.A.T.', 'Young Sheldon', 'The Neighborhood', 'Ghosts', and 'Bob Hearts Abishola.'
The network has now added all 3 shows from its 'FBI' franchise, namely 'FBI', 'FBI: Most Wanted', and 'FBI: International', to the above-mentioned list. 'FBI' will be returning for its fifth and sixth seasons, while 'FBI: Most Wanted' will return for its fourth and fifth. 'FBI: International' has been picked up for a second and third season. However, the renewals don't come as much of a surprise as all 3 shows were expected to return given their ratings and the number of viewers they raked in.
"I know we and our viewers look forward to two additional seasons of engaging, heroic stories," President of CBS Entertainment Kelly Kahl said. She called the franchise "one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape" and "a powerful cornerstone of our number one lineup," adding that it had "attracted a dedicated, loyal fan base" due to Dick Wolf's "extraordinary vision" and "the talents of all three outstanding casts and creative teams."
"Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon," chipped in Dick Wolf. He expressed his gratitude to CBS and to those at Universal Television and CBS Studios, "personally" thanking the "incredible casts, talented writers, dedicated producers, and crews who never missed an airdate despite" the challenges that the pandemic posed.
Fans of the franchise were ecstatic about the renewals. "BEST. NEWS. EVER.," a tweet read. "Great news!!! Congratulations to you, and to us, because we get two more years of amazing Characters and Stories!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!," read another.
BEST. NEWS. EVER. 👍👍👍— Tran Khuong (@TranKhu67623862) May 9, 2022
Great news!!! Congratulations to you, and to us, because we get two more years of amazing Characters and Stories!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! pic.twitter.com/How8Q3Dfyi— Anya Aleksandrovna (@HumBirdHeart8) May 9, 2022
"That's what I'm talking about! All three are great but @DylanMcDermott has taken FBI Most Wanted to a whole new level," a fan opined. Another seconded, tweeting "Congratulations! You are meant for this role. Without you they probably would have been canceled. Looking forward to the next season."
Congratulations! You are meant for this role. Without you they probably would have been canceled. Looking forward to the next season.— Cherished08 (@Cherished081) May 9, 2022
All 3 shows of the 'FBI' franchise air back-to-back on Tuesdays starting at 8 PM ET.