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Once Canceled Series Renewed For Season 8 By CBS

CRUSH doesn’t end after all. Against all odds a second time around, the action drama has been renewed for the 2024-25 season, with Shemar Moore set to continue as star and executive producer. I heard that season 8 will consist of 22 episodes.

The news comes a year later CRUSH was overturned before the decision was dramatically reversed days later with a renewal for a seventh and final season. This time, the network is not closing itself off and leaving the door open for more by not calling 8 the final season of the series.

The surprise renewal, which some sources say happened quite quickly over the past few days, also comes CRUSH is wrapping up production on its seventh season. Moore hinted at the drama not necessarily ending by posting set photos on his IG story yesterday with the caption “Season 7 finale will be (fire emoji),” without referring to the episode as the series finale.

According to sources, the finale, which is still filming, was written as a satisfying series finale but also sets the show up perfectly for another season, so no last-minute changes are being made in light of the renewal.

I hear about a season 8 of CRUSH. began earlier this week with CBS asking Sony Pictures Television, which produces in association with CBS Studios, for a reduction in licensing fees, a typical move in today’s economic environment.

As Deadline reported, Sony TV wasn’t willing to take on another one last year. CRUSH renewal for a flat licensing fee, and CBS ultimately raised the licensing fee but reduced the order amount, leading Sony to pass and CBS to cancel the show before both parties came back and make things right.

It’s unclear whether Sony TV agreed to a reduced license fee this year or whether it remained stable, but the return to a 22-episode order, down from 13 episodes this season, helped seal the deal as the big season allows for a better cost amortization.

As for what prompted CBS’s decision to extend CRUSHThe broadcast of ., as with last year’s cancellation, was based on the continued strength of the series’ ratings, both online and streaming. The series is a winning period in terms of viewers and one of the top 20 primetime drama series, ranking 17th overall season to date with 6.1 million in Nielsen Most Current data. With cross-platform live viewing +35 days, CRUSH offers 8.8 million viewers per episode and is up +11% year-on-year.

In addition, CRUSH remained a strong international seller, generating revenue for CBS Studios through its co-production deal with main studio Sony TV.

“At CBS, we always stay ‘liquid’ and love a good dramatic twist, especially when it leads into an eighth season of CRUSH! said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “The series continues to resonate with viewers thanks to our talented cast led by Shemar Moore and our incredible writers and producers who keep the series relevant and action-packed.” We are very excited to renew it again and extremely grateful to our partners Sony, CBS Studios and Shemar for working so closely with us to bring it back for next season.

A series whose cancellation decision is overturned by its original network is rare; the recorded show running for several seasons after this is extremely rare. This has already happened to another Sony TV series, Let Diva drop dead, which produced two additional seasons for Lifetime after being canceled by the network.

“Led by the unstoppable Shemar Moore, CRUSH has captivated viewers since its premiere in 2017, and with each renewal, we’re amazed by how passionate and dedicated this show’s fans are,” said Katherine Pope, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “Thank you to Amy Reisenbach and our partners at CBS for continuing to believe in the series and the incredible work of the cast and crew. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is so proud of the world that Shawn, Aaron, Andy and the entire SWAT team created, and we congratulate them for coming back for another year. Bring on SWAT!”

CRUSHstars Moore, Jay Harrington, David Lim, Patrick St. Esprit, Rochelle Aytes and Anna Enger Ritch. Shawn Ryan, Andrew Dettmann, Justin Lin, Neal H. Moritz, Marney Hochman, Pavun Shetty, Billy Gierhart, Moore and James Scura serve as executive producers.

Here is the reaction to the renewal of CRUSHThe main creative auspices of .

“It’s a privilege to be able to tell more SWAT stories to our incredible fans. This season eight revival is a testament to our showrunner Andy Dettmann, Shemar Moore, the rest of our talented cast and our dedicated crew who continue to produce television that resonates with so many people. We thank CBS, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios for this opportunity.

– Shawn Ryan, executive producer and co-showrunner

“All of us CRUSH are delighted with the announcement of a season eight. Shemar and I had many conversations throughout the production of season seven, believing that if we continued to tell great stories punctuated by the iconic action of SWAT, our incredible fans would stick with us, giving us a good chance for another season. Ultimately, it’s a well-deserved reward for all the time, energy and effort put in by an incredible cast and crew working with the continued support of our partners at Sony Pictures Television and everyone at CBS. We look forward to an exciting season eight.

– Andrew Dettmann, co-showrunner and executive producer

“SWAT IS BACK!” BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! I am so proud of this show and the people and variables it took to make this show what it is and has become. I am so grateful to the fans around the world who have supported, watched, enjoyed and supported SWAT! It is entirely thanks to this support that SWAT will continue to shine! This is still a dream job for me… I love my SWAT team, my actors, my writers and my producers – we have created an incredible, fun, exciting, provocative and heartwarming show for the whole world to enjoy. Thanks to CBS and SONY for believing in SWAT and giving us this opportunity to shine! »

– Shemar Moore, star and executive producer.

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News Source : deadline.com

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