Fans of CBS shows SEAL Team and Evil may need to reconsider the way they watch their favorite show, as both shows will move out of CBS’s regular lineup and onto their streaming platform Paramount+.
This news comes on the heels of the CBS upfront presentation which saw a total of 12 shows renewed for the network. This alongside the six new shows already announced — CSI: Vegas, FBI: International, NCIS: Hawai’i, Ghosts, Good Sam, and Smallwood — presented CBS with a full lineup of shows and so instead of canceling SEAL Team or trying to wedge Evil into the schedule, the decision was made to move the duo to Paramount+.
SEAL Team stars David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley, and Toni Trucks, and follows the personal and professional lives of a team of the United States elite Navy Seals. The show is currently wrapping up its fourth season on CBS, and while there was little doubt among fans that the show would be renewed, the move to Paramount+ may lose the show some of its traditional network television viewers. However, to try to keep eyes on the show, CBS will be airing the first few SEAL Team episodes from season 5 during their 10 pm Sunday night slot.
Evil was in a unique spot coming into the upfronts, as it saw a second season renewal very quickly after its premiere in September 2019, but since season one wrapped in January 2020, there has been no word on a season two air date. The show stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson, Aasif Mandvi, and Christine Lahti, and explores the supernatural through the eyes of a trio attempting to discover if extraordinary circumstances are as extraordinary as they seem. Fans of the show have been anxiously awaiting news about where and when season two will be available, so although the show will not be returning to CBS as expected, this announcement does ease fears about the mysterious fate of the show.
The decision to move these two shows to Paramount+ allows CBS to add a variety of new shows to their lineup, but only time will tell if the choice will cost the shows fans.