Why One SEAL Team Star Doesn’t Think The Show Is Ending Yet

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If you are worried about the future of SEAL Team, take heart. One of the series’ stars does not think the show is ending yet. SEAL Team is currently in the midst of its third season, and the ratings have been pretty solid as of late. In the wake people rediscovering the joys of watching shows live, it recently garnered its largest audience since December 11.

When you think about the ratings angle, it seems that SEAL Team’s future is looking pretty positive. Max Thieriot, who plays Clay Spenser, shared a positive take on the CBS series moving forward. Addressing whether SEAL Team is heading towards a series finale as it winds down Season 3 and where the eponymous team currently stands, Thieriot told TVLine:

No, I don’t think that’s the case. These teams are always evolving, and the reality is that at some point in time we can’t all still be in the same position on the team. It’s just not realistic. The team is the team, but the team is evolving. We’re going to see the evolution of the team, but Bravo Team is Bravo Team.

There you have it. Max Thieriot affirms that changes within the group are just par for the course when it comes to SEAL Team’s titular squad. On that note, actor Coby Bell currently recurs as Warrant Officer Glen Mack, but recently joined the cast of The CW’s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot in a series regular capacity, so we could be seeing even less of him next season.

Like many others, SEAL Team had to end production early on its current season. So, viewers are in for an unexpected wrap-up to Season 3, as it concludes with what was initially planned to be a regular episode preceding the season finale, instead of the actual season-ender.

Max Thieriot also addressed what that means for SEAL Team’s finale, because season finales tend to include a cliffhanger. It is the ideal mechanism to keep fans enticed over the summer break as they await their favorite’s return. It seems that SEAL Team, like some other series, will not be without a cliffhanger even though it signs off earlier than expected. Thieriot said:

I think so; we’re good about that stuff. I don’t know exactly how we’ll wrap everything up, since we finished up a hair short like you said, but I do know that the stuff we have from those episodes was pretty epic…. That’s all up to CBS to figure out, when and how we’ll finish them up. But these next few episodes are pretty awesome. There is some pretty cool stuff.

Interesting. One of the big questions that television fans are wondering when it comes to their beloved shows is if they will eventually get to see the episodes intended to air during the current TV season. Theoretically, the installments that did not air this year on SEAL Team (and other shows) could be included at the start of next season.

Max Thieriot indicates that how things play out will be up to CBS. The good news is that what is in store for the remainder of SEAL Team Season 3 has been teased as “epic,” a hint that tends to get fans excited. The season started up with a lot of tumultuous activity, and could end similarly.

The silver lining in all of this is that SEAL Team’s Max Thieriot sounds hopeful about the show’s future prospects. That should be reassuring to those concerned about what CBS could say when May upfronts roll around, and the fate of many series are announced.

New episodes of SEAL Team air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. If you are in need of other fresh content, feel free to check out this spring’s premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.