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S.W.A.T.
Air Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#SWT100) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SHEMAR MOORE STARS AS A LOCALLY BORN SWAT SERGEANT NEWLY TASKED TO RUN A SPECIALIZED TACTICAL UNIT THAT IS THE LAST STOP IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW DRAMA "S.W.A.T.," THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim Star in the Police Drama Inspired by the Television Series and Feature Film

"Pilot" - A locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Shemar Moore)
, is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles, on the series premiere of S.W.A.T., Thursday, Nov. 2 (10:00-11:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim star in the police drama inspired by the television series and feature film.

Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Hondo has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds. His elite unit includes David "Deacon" Kay, an experienced SWAT officer who always puts the team first, despite feeling overlooked for the lead job; Jim Street, a cocky but promising new member of the group; Christina "Chris" Alonso, a skilled officer and the team's canine trainer; Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations; and Victor Tan, a relatively new SWAT officer who uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team. Overseeing the unit is Jessica Cortez, the captain of L.A. Metro who values her job above all else, including her off-the-books relations with Hondo. Hondo's team enjoys an intense rivalry with another L.A.-based unit led by Mumford, an aggressive leader who likes to do things his way. With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.

REGULAR CAST:

Shemar Moore (Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson)
Stephanie Sigman (Jessica Cortez)
Alex Russell (Jim Street)
Jay Harrington (David "Deacon" Kay)
Lina Esco (Christina "Chris" Alonso)
Kenny Johnson (Dominique Luca)
Peter Onorati (Jeff Mumford)
David Lim (Victor Tan)

RECURRING CAST:

Louis Ferreira (William "Buck" Spivey)
Patrick St. Esprit (Robert Hicks)

GUEST CAST:

Aaron Bledsoe (Raymont Harris)
Lou Ferrigno, Jr. (Rocker)
Devan Chandler Long (Fennick)
J.T. Jackson (Shorty)
Khalilah Joi (Briana)
Keena Ferguson (Jemele)
Dan Thiel (Tosca)
Dan Martin (Dell)
Andrew Adams (Javale)
Taamu Wuya (Gerald)
June Carryl (Luanne)
Daniel Moncada (Luis)
Jimmy Lin (Doctor)
Michael C. Alexander (Angry Man)
Veralyn Jones (Angry Woman)
Sharon Tay (News Anchor #1)
Jeff Michael (News Anchor #2)
Christina Ogunde (Gina)
Ross Kohnstam (Yorba)
Gunrunner #1 ( Stephen Dunlevy)
Gunrunner #2 (Daniel Bernhardt)
Gunrunner #3 (Ben Jenkin)
Gunrunner #4 (Gabe Nunez)
Gunrunner #5 (Eric Brown)
Efka Kvaraciejus (Drug Dealer #1)
Cory DeMeyers (Drug Dealer #2)
Tanner Gill (Voss)
Henry Kingi, Jr. (Bennett)
Taran Butler (White Protestor)
Billy Tilk (White Uni Officer)
Gino Woulard (Black Youth)
Colin Follenweider (Gun Buyer)
Michael Lehr (Bank Robber #1)
Shahaub Roudbari (Bank Robber #2)
Michelle Foster (Hostage Fam #1)
Manuel Perry (Hostage Fam #2)
Alyma Dorsey (Hostage Fam #3)
Kenny Sheard (RPG Guy #1)
Cale Shultz (RPG Guy #2)

DEVELOPED FOR TELEVISION BY: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas

WRITTEN BY: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan

DIRECTED BY: Justin Lin

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SWAT (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/2/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season ordered on 11/17/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Russell as Jim Street
· David Lim as Victor Tan
· Jay Harrington as David "Deacon" Kay
· Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca
· Lina Esco as Christina "Chris" Alonso
· Peter Onorati as Jeff Mumford
· Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson
· Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Justin Lin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marney Hochman as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Pavun Shetty as EP
· Shawn Ryan as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· MiddKid Productions
· Original Film
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television