‘FBI’ Stars Attempt To Describe the Show in Three Adjectives

by Taylor Cunningham

Last night was CBS’s all-night FBI season premiere. FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and a new spinoff, FBI: International, had an explosive three-hour crossover that was worth the wait. 

It all started with a man being shot in Budapest on FBI. Then it jumped to a yacht party in New York City where a young socialite, Nicole, received a phone call about the Budapest murder. A visibly upset Nicole leaves the party, and she ends up being killed on her way home. The seemingly connected events lead all three of the FBI teams on a hunt that spans the world.

According to Variety, the premieres brought in an average of 6.63 million viewers. The huge surge in popularity made the franchise the most-watched shows on Tuesday night. 

After the kickoff, CBS took to Instagram and asked FBI’s biggest stars to chose three adjectives that describe their shows.

“Fun. Fiery. Exciting. Intense. Back TONIGHT. See you at 8/7c, #FBIFam,” wrote the show. And we’d like to point out that CBS used four words, which isn’t fair.

Some of the adjectives chosen were elite, captivating, and fast-paced. But in the clip, the actors clearly had a hard time deciding—which makes sense. Can the crossover event be summed up in only three words?

Apparently We Shouldn’t Rule Out an ‘FBI’ Crossover With ‘One Chicago’ and ‘Law and Order’

As if an all FBI Tuesday wasn’t exciting enough, we may see more CBS crossovers in the future. In an interview with TVline, Showrunner Derek Haas hinted that we could see all creator Dick Wolf’s worlds colliding. 

Haas sat down with TVLine to talk about the three-hour FBI event that saw the teams trying to “stop the baddest of the bad” in the USA, Hungary, and Croatia. And even before the franchise aired, Haas knew they were all be giant successes. 

Haas admitted that he can’t even begin to imagine the possibility of all eight of Dick Wolf’s shows coming together. But that wouldn’t stop him from trying.

“Knowing Dick Wolf,” Haas said. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

And Haas may be on to something. In an interview with Deadline, Wolf talked about why he chooses to stack shows. People like focusing on one plot at a time, and they enjoy following the same characters. All the streaming platforms have proven that theory. So an FBI, One Chicago, and Law and Order crossover would be genius.

“We know this works, that there are certain dynamics that are just true when you stack these shows,” Wolf said about his FBI franchise. “You can look at research that tells you that everybody talks about binges, and people bingeing a series and watching (a season) in three nights.”