Is ‘FBI’ Canceled or Renewed? CBS Drama to Return for Season 3

FBI is coming back to CBS. The network has renewed the Dick Wolf drama about the agents working in the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a third season. 

‘FBI’ returns to CBS’s Tuesday night lineup

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This fall, FBI will once again be part of CBS’s powerhouse Tuesday night lineup. The show — which stars Ebonée Noel, Missy Peregrym, and Jeremy Sisto — will remain in its 9 p.m. time slot. 

Also returning to Tuesday nights in fall 2020 is NCIS, which is back for season 18. It airs at 8 p.m. FBI spinoff FBI: Most Wanted, which just finished its first season, gets the 10 p.m. slot. 

All three dramas have been ratings winners for the network. FBI averages 12.55 million views, while NCIS averages 15.33 million and FBI: Most Wanted averages 10.2 million. 

Premiere dates for the fall 2020 season have not yet been announced. 

‘FBI’ could get a second spinoff 

FBI creator Dick Wolf is the master of television franchises. He created Law & Order and its various spinoffs, including Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He’s also behind NBC’s three Chicago shows: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med.  So it’s no surprise that Wolf has big plans for FBI as well.  

In a May 2020 interview with Deadline, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said he couldn’t rule out the possibility of a third FBI show. 

“We are always talking to Dick [Wolf] and Dick is always bouncing ideas off of us,” he said.

At the winter 2020 TCA press tour, Wolf said that there was no shortage of stories to tell about the venerable law enforcement agency. 

“There is the FBI and basically all other law enforcement,” Wolf said. “These are true‑blue people, and we should be honoring them in a variety of ways.”

While there’s no new FBI series in the works for the fall, there was a unique crossover between FBI: Most Wanted and Chicago P.D. during the former’s season 1 finale on May 5.  

‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Macgyver,’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’ also renewed 

Donnie Wahlberg in Blue Bloods
Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan in Blue Bloods |
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Many other fan-favorite CBS shows are also returning this fall, including the Friday night lineup of Macgyver, Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods. The dramas Seal Team and Evil are also coming back, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively. Bull and All Rise will also return, as will NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. But long-running favorites Hawaii Five-0 and Criminal Minds have been canceled, as have God Friended Me and Tommy. 

On the comedy front, The Neighborhood, Bob ♥ Abishola, Young Sheldon, Mom, and The Unicorn have all been renewed. New drama series The Equalizer and comedy B Positive will also debut on CBS later this year. Clarice, about FBI agent Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs, will premiere midseason.

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