Criminal Minds‘ Shemar Moore and Bones star David Boreanaz will both be back on TV this year for military dramas.
CBS has ordered its TV remake of SWAT and a Navy SEAL series as part of its fall 2017-18 primetime line-up in yet more network pick-ups ahead of the Upfronts next week.
Moore will be leading the cast of SWAT, which shifts the premise of Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell’s police thriller into an episodic format (via Entertainment Weekly).
Here’s the CBS pitch for SWAT: “A locally born and bred SWAT sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.”
Moore is best known for playing FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds for more than a decade. He returned to his old stomping grounds for a guest appearance this week — and also to say goodbye.
“He got cast in this SWAT pilot, and we knew if it went to series – and all signs point to yes – we would never to get to use him again. So it felt like now or never,” Criminal Minds executive producer Erica Messer has sadly confirmed.
Meanwhile, David Boreanaz only wrapped up his 12-year run starring in Fox’s Bones back in March, but he’s already landed a brand new gig replacing Jim Caviezel in CBS’s SEAL Team. The show has been written for the Tiffany Network by Justified co-producer and scribe Ben Cavell.
CBS has released this official synopsis: “[SEAL Team] follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them.”
Both shows’ premiere dates will be announced by CBS next week.
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