3:30pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'S.W.A.T.' Earns Full Season at CBS, '9JKL' Gets 3 More Episodes
CBS is adding more episodes to two more freshmen series, though only one is getting a full season at the moment.
Three weeks into its run, S.W.A.T. has received a full-season order. This comes after the drama has given some stability to the network's Thursday's troubled 10 p.m. hour. There, with CBS' strongest comedies airing before it, S.W.A.T. has averaged 10.4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 with time-shifting.
S.W.A.T. joins fellow drama SEAL Team and The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon in getting the full-season nod.
Meanwhile, 9JKL is getting three more episodes. The comedy had a solid-enough sampling, initially premiering out of Big Bang Theory on Mondays, but it's been a comparatively soft performer for the network. Season-to-date, 9JKL is averaging 7.4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, per latest live-plus-3 averages, and has already shifted time slots.
Both S.W.A.T. and 9JKL, unsurprisingly, are produced by CBS Television Studios. (The former is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and CBS.)
CBS has only pulled one first-year series thus far, the comedy Me, Myself & I.