It’s been a long time coming, but FBI is finally back. The procedural franchise was delayed by several months due to the actors strike, but an agreement has been reached with the studios, meaning that production can resume on FBI and its spin-offs: FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International.
All three shows were slated to air during the fall, and CBS has wasted little time folding them into its winter schedule. According to TV Insider, the FBI franchise will return on one single night, and premiere new episodes of each show in succession from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The night in question? Tuesday, February 13.
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This is terrific news for FBI fans. There was a period of time in which it seemed like we would have to wait until next fall to get new episodes, especially when the actors and the studios reached a stalemate in early November. If the strike had stretched into December, or even the new year, there was a very good chance that it would have been a full year before new FBI came out.
The February release date means that FBI, FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International will begin production on their respective seasons fairly soon. There have already been reports that other franchises like One Chicago will begin filming shortly after Thanksgiving, so it stands to reason that the long-running FBI franchise will do the same.
Sadly, FBI: Most Wanted will be returning without one of its main stars. Deadline confirmed that Alexa Davalos will be leaving the show during the upcoming fourth season, which came as a shock to many since there was no hint that her character, Special Agent Kristin Gaines, would be exiting anytime soon.
The decision to part ways was reportedly amicable between Davalos and the FBI showrunners, though its unclear whether she will be written off in the premiere or later in the season. On the bright side, given that all three FBI shows will be returning in a few months, we will find out for ourselves pretty soon.