‘SWAT’ Star Shemar Moore Thanks Fans, Celebrates Season 5 Premiere’s Huge Debut: ‘Killed the Game’

by Joe Rutland

After its Season 5 debut on CBS on Friday night, “SWAT” star Shemar Moore was in a good mood and celebrated with its fans.

Moore, who plays Daniel “Hondo” Henderson on the CBS police drama, took to Instagram for this sweet post. Take a look, “SWAT” fans, as “Hondo” flashes his fists of fury in this fight scene.

Moore wrote this to go with the intense video.

“Aayyeeee!!!! @swatcbs killed the game last night!!!!! Winning our time slot and Increasing ratings 82% from our season 4 premiere… thank you to all the Homies, Fans, n Baby Girls who tuned in!!!” Moore wrote. “The #swat FAM is real 💯….. Let ya boy know how much you enjoyed it and this fight scene by dropping those 🔥🔥🔥🔥 down below … have a great weekend and Much Love 👊🏽💪🏽✌🏽”.

As Season 5 opened up, viewers picked up the “Hondo” story again as he’s still in Mexico. He went down there after losing his leadership role for speaking out about racism in the Los Angeles Police Department.

“SWAT” kicked off a Friday night of season premieres with “Magnum P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” following its lead.

Moore has been playing “Hondo” for the show’s entire run on CBS. Before joining this show, though, Moore also had a role on another popular CBS show, “Criminal Minds.” Fans may also remember him from his modeling days, too.

We think some of you Outsiders remember the TV show “Soul Train” in its heyday. Show host Don Cornelius would have the biggest stars in soul and R&B on it. Moore hosted another version of “Soul Train” from 1999-2003.

So, Outsiders, we’ll have to see how, if, and when “Hondo” heads back to Los Angeles.

‘SWAT’ Star Knows Show Takes On Real-Life Issues But Cannot Solve Them All

Moore knows that “SWAT” is one show that’s willing to tackle real-life issues. For instance, we mentioned that his character spoke out about racism and lost a leadership role.

He talked about doing bringing up real-life problems in an interview with Stack.

Moore mentioned how things like police brutality, terrorism, and racial profiling can find their way into a show’s script.

“‘SWAT’ is a good-time, interesting, exciting show, but with a poignant message that pertains to real-life issues,” Moore said.

Yet the actor knows even “SWAT” is limited with solutions.

“A TV show can’t fix the problems that are going on in the United States and around the world,” he said. “But it can create a different mindset if people really want a chance at faith, hope, and a belief of a better, safer, united place, all the while having a good time.”