CBS wants more FBI.
All three of the FBI franchise series, FBI, FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted have been renewed by the network. According to CBS, FBI is the number two broadcast series, with FBI: International coming in as the number two new drama. FBI: Most Wanted, meanwhile, is a top 10 broadcast series. All three series rake in over 1.4 million more viewers than its other primetime competitors.
Each series renewal includes two seasons; FBI is renewed for fifth and sixth seasons, with FBI: International set for seasons two and three and FBI: Most Wanted for seasons four and five.
“The FBIs are one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape and a powerful cornerstone of our number one lineup,” said CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl in a statement. “They’ve attracted a dedicated, loyal fan base, thanks to the extraordinary vision of executive producer Dick Wolf and the talents of all three outstanding casts and creative teams. I know we and our viewers look forward to two additional seasons of engaging, heroic stories.”
FBI brand creator and executive producer Dick Wolf also said how happy the crews are about the multi-season renewals.
“Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon about the multi-year pickups,” Wolf said in a statement. “We are all incredibly grateful to CBS and our partners at Universal Television and CBS Studios. And I personally would like to thank the incredible casts, talented writers and dedicated producers, not to mention three crews who never missed an airdate despite the difficulties of producing full seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Each series stars big names in television and film. The original FBI series stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Alana De La Garza, John Boyd and Katherine Renee Turner. FBI: International stars Luke Kleintank, Heida Reed, Carter Redwood, Vinessa Vidotto and Christiane Paul. FBI: Most Wanted stars Dylan McDermott, Alexa Davalos, Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Miguel Gomez.
Wolf, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers across the entire franchise. Other executive producers include Rick Eid and Alex Chapple (FBI); Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead and Michael Katleman (FBI: International); and David Hudgins adn Todd Arnow (FBI: Most Wanted).