CBS has recently announced the cancellation of the drama S.W.A.T. after six seasons, disappointing fans and star Shemar Moore. Moore, who plays the character Hondo, took to Instagram to express his sadness over the news. He highlighted the show's strong ratings in recent years and emphasized its diversity, mentioning that he is the only African American male lead on network TV and that S.W.A.T. is the most diverse show on CBS.
While acknowledging that CBS has been supportive throughout his career, Moore called out the network for abruptly canceling the show without giving them a chance to say goodbye or continue with a seventh season. He mentioned that licensing and financial factors influenced the decision, but expressed hope that CBS would realize its mistake and reconsider. Moore asserted that S.W.A.T. is a show that brings families together and that he believes they are not done yet.
S.W.A.T. has consistently performed well in viewership, with an average of 6.8 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating this season. However, as Deadline previously reported, the show faced budgetary challenges before any renewal decision was made. The season finale on May 19 will now serve as the series finale.