‘SWAT’: When Does The Show Switch to Sunday Nights?

by Hannah Heser

Outsiders! Did you hear the “SWAT” news?! That’s right, The action-filled drama is moving to Sunday nights. The real question is: when?

CBS announced the schedule for the 2021-2022 season, revealing that the show will move to Sunday nights at 10/9c. It will appear after the new show,SEAL Teamwith AJ Buckley. The change in time is almost here. Get ready “SWAT” fans!

Friday, December 10 marks the drama’s mid-season finale at it’s current time slot 8/7c. Then the next season will start on January 2, 2022 at 10/9c. Actor Jay Harrington, Deacon enlists Chris’ help on an off-duty mission. Here they must fight to survive the attack by a drug cartel searching for their wealthy VIP client.

There is a slight problem with the show airing on Sunday night, the one-off schedule in the beginning of the year. Football and award shows requires CBS to take off weeks from airing new episodes. On the bright side, this will give the audience time to catch up on any missed episodes. Once football and award shows are finished, there will be more episodes playing on Sunday nights.

Keep an eye out!

What is “SWAT” About?

“SWAT” follows a locally born and bred sergeant and his team of highly-trained professionals as they solve crimes in Los Angeles, California. This is one of the most unusual shows in history created by Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.

It first aired in the mid-1970’s as an action drama about a special weapons and skillset team. The main characters of the show are Shemar Moore, Alex Russell and Lina Esco.

The theme song was a hit. It was produced by composer, Barry De Vorzon’s. He did not expect his theme song to become a top 10 hit on the radio. Dreams really do come true! You can relive this jam right here.

You can watch all of the episodes here.

What’s Next for This Show in 2022?

The rest of season 5 will still be enjoyable on Sunday nights. The episodes will follow a night of crime shows, such as “The Equalizer” and “NCIS: LA”.

Season 5 premiered with a two-part episode where Shemar Moore’s Hondo will find himself south of the border in Mexico. The start of the season premiered in October and will leave the audience hooked for more in January. Shemar Moore will even keep you in the loop through his Instagram account.

We know the show is premiering later than normal, but you won’t want to miss these episodes. Everyone will be talking about them. Next year tune into CBS Sunday nights at 10/9c for all things “SWAT”!