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It's that time of year when television shows are being renewed, cancelled, and given the greenlight at, sometimes, alarming rates. With all the moves being made right now, a lot of fans are already fighting to save favorites which have been dropped, or worried about shows on the cancellation bubble, which haven't yet been given new seasons. Luckily for viewers who enjoy that SEAL Team action every week, the show will come back for another season, and star David Boreanaz had a nice message for fans after the cancel / renew fight to save the military drama.
SEAL Team obviously has dedicated fans, as every show manages to catch on with some viewers enough that they'll be unhappy if the series were to get cancelled. But, if that fanbase doesn't translate to strong ratings, any show can find itself on the chopping block, and SEAL Team has had a bit of trouble retaining the nice numbers from its debut season over the years. While fans, and the cast and crew, had spent several months wondering whether or not Bravo Team would be back for Season 5 on CBS, it was finally announced that the new episodes are a go, and David Boreanaz had this Instagram message for fans:
Change. Pivot. Execute. Thank you to all the fans for the support to get our show renewed for season 5! Our new mission is an exciting four episode launch on CBS in the fall as we move over to our new home @paramountplus. So very humbled and grateful, to continue to tell the stories of our men and women in the military, with the tip of the spear being our Special Forces. This new platform will allow us to go deeper into their lives and stay true to our mission success of story telling.
David Boreanaz speaks the truth in his post when he starts with "Change. Pivot. Execute." Obviously, SEAL Team has, so far, had a pretty traditional path with its time on CBS, but, in order for the show to stick around for Season 5, some changes had to be made. The network's parent company recently rebranded the streaming service CBS All Access, which already held all of CBS' content from the past several years, original series, and a lot more, to Paramount+. Even more new shows and movies are coming to the newly minted streamer in coming months, so the plan now is to move SEAL Team to Paramount+.
Obviously, this "new mission" is going to a big change for fans, especially those who liked watching the show weekly when it hit CBS, so SEAL Team Season 5 will launch in the fall on its former network home with the first four episodes of the season, and then move fully over to its new streaming digs. Another CBS series, Evil, will also be making that move for its sophomore season (though we still, maddeningly, don't know when it will debut), and it sounds like freshman crime drama Clarice might also be joining the Paramount+ party for a proposed Season 2.
It's clear that David Boreanaz believes that all the die hard SEAL Team fans played a huge part in convincing the network to find a way to keep the series around, and he sounds excited for what Season 5 will be able to bring to them. And, while this new era for SEAL Team will mean that audiences will have to adapt, and they might not like that, just keep in mind that fans for shows like All Rise and Rebel now have to deal with complete cancellations, so this "pivot" is the best play.
SEAL Team will air its Season 4 finale on Wednesday, May 26 at 9 p.m. EST. For more on what to watch in the coming weeks, check out our guide to 2021 summer TV!