The Equalizer: CBS Renews Hit Drama for Seasons 3 & 4
Robyn McCall is back for another season of The Equalizer with CBS renewing the hit drama for seasons 3 and 4. The CBS network announced on Thursday that it will be renewing the hit drama for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The fact that the network got behind two more seasons of The Equalizer speaks to the strength of the ratings performance. Continue reading and we’ll tell you the details.
New Showrunners Take the Helm
According to CBS, to date, The Equalizer averages 9.46 million viewers and has amassed 1.2 billion potential social media impressions since it was reimagined in 2021. In anticipation, the show’s producers introduced two new showrunners.
Per Deadline, Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass will be stepping in for the series’ developers, Andrew W. Marlowe, and Terri Edda Miller, to take over running the show. There are several more renewals expected within the next few days such as CBS’ top scripted series, FBI, as well as spinoffs Most Wanted and International. There is also talk of a return for Magnum P.I.
Latifah Says McCall Wants to Use her Skills for The Every Man/Woman
Senior executive vice president of programming at CBS, Thom Sherman, said of the renewal, “The Equalizer continues to pack a powerful punch on Sunday nights, and we’re thrilled to have it back for two more seasons,” adding,
“The success of The Equalizer is due to the sum of its parts – an outstanding cast led by the superb Queen Latifah, plus the exceptional creative team that has continued to evolve their storytelling with a compelling mix of everyday justice, family dynamics and real-world issues that connect and resonate with audiences.”
FIRST ON #CBSMornings: Hit drama @TheEqualizerCBS is getting renewed for two more seasons.
Star and executive producer @IAMQUEENLATIFAH says taking on the role of a “boss” isn’t new: “To be in charge of my decisions and my career, my life, it’s been normal.” pic.twitter.com/A8oMK7ihuM
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) May 5, 2022
It was the show’s star Queen Latifa who first announced the renewal, appearing on CBS Mornings. Referencing her character, Robyn McCall, the rapper-turned-actress said that her character, “wanted to use her skills for the every man, if you will, or every woman.” She intimated that the show “ripped” topics directly from current headlines to “really deal with them.”
Show Joins Several Others for Renewal
Executive producers for the show are the original series creator Richard Lindheim, Wilson, Glass Marlow, Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Shakim Compere, and Joseph C. Wilson.
The Equalizer joins Blue Bloods, CSI: Vegas, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i, NCIS: Los Angeles, and S.W.A.T. and comedies Bob ♥ Abishola, Ghosts, The Neighborhood, and Young Sheldon for renewals.
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