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CBS Developing ‘S.W.A.T.’ Reboot

Potential Series Based on ABC Mid-70s Crime Solver

CBS has ordered a pilot (with a series penalty) for crime-themed drama “S.W.A.T.,” a reboot of the 1975-76 ABC series of the same name executive produced by Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious”), “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, Neal H. Moritz (“Preacher”) and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (“Sleepy Hollow”). From Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios, “S.W.A.T.” is described as an intense, action-packed procedural following an African-American SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers. He is tasked to run a new unit of highly trained but rugged outcasts who are the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Although the original “S.W.A.T. “ from Aaron Spelling only ran for two seasons, it spawned a theatrical in 2003 starring Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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