‘SWAT’ canceled after 6 seasons on CBS

CRUSH is heading towards retirement from television.

CBS canceled the crime drama after six seasons, with the announcement taking place Friday night.

“For six seasons, the incredible talents of CRUSH the cast led by Shemar Moore, writers, producers and team led by executive producers Shawn Ryan, Andy Dettman and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas brought us gripping and action-packed episodes that also tackled important social issues and contributed to the success of our primetime programming,” CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach said in a statement. “We sincerely thank them for their incredible work and passion and also thank our devoted fans who have listened to us every week.”

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The series premiered in 2017 and focuses on locally born and raised LAPD Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore) and his team of highly skilled men and women as they solve crimes in Los Angeles. Angeles.

In addition to Moore, the drama stars Alex Russell, Kenny Johnson, Jay Harrington, David Lim, Patrick St. Esprit, and Rochelle Aytes.

The grades were not the reason for the cancellation. This season, the show averaged 6.8 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, up about 6% in viewership from season 5, according to Nielsen figures.

The Friday Night Drama is a Sony Pictures TV and CBS Studios co-production.

In a March interview with The Hollywood ReporterOn the “TV’s Top 5” podcast, showrunner Shawn Ryan said the economics of the business were changing and it was unclear whether the series would continue.

“There’s pressure to cut costs,” Ryan explained.

Meanwhile, Moore posted photos from the show on Instagram on Friday and urged viewers to watch tonight’s episode. Although he did not address the cancellation.

Still, fans commented on the post, saying they were disappointed the series was ending.

“Great show and crazy as hell CBS chose not to renew it for season 7. Hope another network picks up this show. Great cast and scripts. I’ve been watching you Shemar since the days of Young and Restless. CBS made a mistake canceling your show,” one person wrote.

“Literally just found out they canceled it…so upset,” another person shared.

The last episode of CRUSH airs May 19.

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