Deadline is reporting that CBS has made back order decisions on two of its remaining three freshman for whom no decision had been made. Shemar Moore cop drama SWAT has been given a full season of 20 episodes, up seven from its initial 13; where the series premiered so late in the season, it’s getting as long of an extension as it could get, space and production logistics withstanding. Meanwhile, comedy 9JKL has received an order for 3 more episodes, bringing its first season total to 16.
Wisdom of the Crowd remains in limbo amid multiple women accusing star Jeremy Piven of sexual harassment. It’s one of only a couple shows still awaiting word of its fate, joining ABC comedy The Mayor and FOX comedy Ghosted, and should get news soon enough considering production will wrap in mid-December and no backup scripts have been ordered.
In a fall fraught with limited orders, the only freshmen to receive 22 episodes are Young Sheldon, SEAL Team, and Dynasty. Partial back orders have went to the likes of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and 9JKL, with Valor and The Brave being shows that could’ve gotten an extension but remained at their initial 13.
From Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (Sleepy Hollow) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), SWAT follows Sergeant II Daniel Harrelson (Moore) as he gets promoted to LAPD team leader in an attempt to ease tensions between the police and community following a racial incident. The series stars Stephanie Sigman (Narcos), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Lina Esco (Kingdom), and Kenny Johnson (Bates Motel).
From Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) and Dana Klein (Friends with Better Lives), 9JKL tells the story of actor Josh Roberts (Feuerstein), who moves into the apartment between his overbearing parents and competitive brother while dealing with his divorce. The series stars David Walton (About a Boy), Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan), Linda Lavin (The Good Wife), Liza Lapira (Traffic Light), Matt Murray (Kevin From Work), and Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife).