FBI: Most Wanted Season 5: When will the series release on CBS?

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 : When will the series start on CBS?
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When will the heart-pounding chase that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats return? Here is everything we know about
FBI: Most Wanted Season 5.

After an intense 4th season finale, questions are swirling about when the much anticipated 5th season will premiere on CBS, what storylines are in store for the beloved characters, and what new challenges they will be facing in this thrilling crime drama series. These are just some of the questions lingering in the minds of the fans. 

The suspense and action are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat all over again! 

Soon enough, all the answers will be here, and the hunt will begin once again, which the fans have been looking forward to! So, if you are wondering the same thing, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all about FBI: Most Wanted, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the last four years. 

Here is everything we know so far about the potential release date of FBI: Most Wanted Season 5. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 : When will the series start on CBS?

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5: What is the potential release date?

To be very honest with you, as of writing this, we are not sure what the potential release window for the upcoming season is going to be! 

Earlier this year, CBS was quick to unveil the fall 2023 lineup, which included the majority of the original series along with the entire FBI franchise, which was an exciting update for the fans and a major relief to know that the creators are aiming for the show’s official return to be set in the same schedule that is followed by previous seasons. With all this great news, it seems like no further delays will be happening in the release anytime soon. 

But alas, it looks like the prophecy has been doomed because we are quite certain in reporting this that the confirmed 2023–24 primetime schedule has been overshadowed by sudden changes that are likely to be revealed in the following weeks, as indicated by George Cheeks, President and CEO, CBS, and Chief Content Officer, during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White. He elaborated that the revised CBS fall scheduling plans will officially be revealed soon. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 : When will the series start on CBS?

“First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he said. 

Sadly, it looks like CBS didn’t factor in the potential impact of the ongoing writers’ strike and a possible SAG-AFTRA work stoppage. Making it one of the main reasons for such speculation to spread like wildfire now almost confirming that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which hasn’t been resolved and has already started to cause major delays in various productions as the writer’s room has stopped working on scripts until a proper resolution is made in their favor. 

In conclusion, there is a chance that the series might be aiming to release later in 2023 or even some time in 2024 if production is unable to resume this summer season. It is still expected to follow a similar schedule, with new episodes airing every Tuesday at 10/9 on CBS and later on Paramount Plus. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. Right now, one can only hope that the best outcome is derived from this situation and that both the writers and fans are treated fairly. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 : When will the series start on CBS?

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5: What can we expect?

Even though there is limited information about the next season’s exact plotlines and character arcs, we are certain that the upcoming season of the popular series will definitely carry the show’s theme, which has been loved by fans for years, as follows: “FBI: Most Wanted” is a high-stakes drama focusing on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. The team functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.

The next season is expected to pick up from the fourth season’s final episode, “Heaven Falling,” which was directed by Ken Girotti and written by David Hudgins. In the episode, the viewers get to see that the team helps Remy try to catch his brother’s real killer 25 years after Mikey was murdered. The series is expected to develop in favor of the fans’ expectations. We suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch Season 4, which ended last month, in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will be released in the coming weeks. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 : When will the series start on CBS?

The main cast members who are expected to return in the new season are as follows: 

  • Dylan McDermott as Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott
  • Alexa Davalos as Special Agent Kristin Gaines
  • Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson
  • Edwin Hodge as Special Agent Ray Cannon

“The FBIs are one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape and a powerful cornerstone of our number one lineup,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “They’ve attracted a dedicated, loyal fan base, thanks to the extraordinary vision of executive producer Dick Wolf and the talents of all three outstanding casts and creative teams. I know we and our viewers look forward to two additional seasons of engaging, heroic stories.”

Also, check out the official FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 finale episode teaser trailer below: 

FBI: Most Wanted 4x22 Promo "Heaven Falling" (HD) Season Finale

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Episodes: Where to stream?

Even though the exact episode count for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is subject to change, we expected it to have about 22 episodes with a runtime of 43 to 53 minutes, which will air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released, as these details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the plotlines.

When released, FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is expected to air on CBS on Tuesday 10/9c time slot, just like the prior seasons. 

The viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of FBI: Most Wanted on Paramount+ or FuboTV. Moreover, the show is also available for renting or purchasing on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. The series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS’s official website for free (selective regions), where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel. 

While you wait for more FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 updates, catch up on previous seasons on the CBS network.