FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is coming to CBS in February 2024

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is coming to CBS in February 2024
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There is no doubt that the FBI’s New York Fugitive Task Force is ready to embark on another thrilling journey by relentlessly tracking and capturing the notorious and dangerous criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, which will take the elite team of dedicated agents onto another adrenaline-fueled chase leaves you on the edge of your seat. 

Especially after the jaw-dropping cliffhanger, which has left the stakes reaching new heights with many unanswered questions that the fans want to get their hands on as soon as possible! So, if you too want to know all about the official release date and time slot, then for your convenience, we have covered all the details right here about FBI: Most Wanted Season 5. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is coming to CBS in February 2024

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

As the countdown begins, we can assure the fans that the fifth season, after being renewed along with the fourth season in May 2022, is scheduled to premiere next year as a part of the midseason schedule on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the primetime slot of 10-11 PM on CBS and later available to stream exclusively on Paramount Plus.

The season premiere will also be accompanied by the schedule for the season broadcast of the other two popular FBI series. The respective time slots for the three shows are as follows:

  • FBI (sixth season premiere): 8-9 PM 
  • FBI: International (third season premiere): 9-10 PM 
  • FBI: Most Wanted (fifth season premiere): 10-11 PM 

The official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the show also confirmed the official release date of the three shows to its followers with a short teaser clip, quoting, “The wait is over — tune in to the new season of #TheFBIs Tuesday, February 13 starting at 8/7c on @CBS.” Check out the official post as shared by the network below:

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Plot: What to expect?

The show’s creators have remained tight-lipped about any upcoming plotlines. But, we are certain that it will expand on the basic premise, which follows:

“From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind “FBI” and the “Law & Order” franchise, “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 also 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 the team help Remy try to catch his brother’s real killer 25 years after Mikey was murdered. We suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch Season 4 to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will be released in the coming weeks.

Also, check out the official FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 finale episode teaser to recall all the plotlines:

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

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members who are expected to return in the new season are as follows: Dylan McDermott as Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott; Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes; Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson, and Edwin Hodge as Special Agent Ray Cannon, among other recurring cast members who will be disclosed later.

Alexa Davalos confirmed that her character, Special Agent Kristin Gaines, will be departing the series from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television. According to Deadline, she was informed by a producer on set that she won’t be coming back after filming her last scene from Season 4 several months ago, and reports suggest Davalos’ departure was amicable. 

On a good note, Shantel VanSanten is moving from FBI to FBI: Most Wanted for the latter show’s fifth season. She will reprise the role of Special Agent Nina Chase. Nina remains in a relationship with FBI’s Stuart Scola (John Boyd) as they raise their infant son Douglas together. VanSanten is joining the cast following Alexa Davalos’ exit.

Last but not least, FBI: Most Wanted is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios. Dick Wolf, David Hudgins, Ken Girotti, Terry Miller, Dylan McDermott, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. David Hudgins is the showrunner.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes will be there?

Due to production delays caused by dual strikes, the season has been shortened to only 13 episodes with an average duration of 39–44 minutes, which will help to conclude the run of the season earlier rather than stretching the plot unnecessarily just for the sake of premiering all the episodes. Details on the titles and synopsis will be released once the release date draws near.

Where to stream?

When released, FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 will air on CBS just like the prior seasons. The viewers can also catch up with all the seasons 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. It is also available to watch for free on CBS’s official app and website, which are available in selected regions.

Has a new trailer been released?

The network hasn’t released any new promos for the next season, as the production status has still not been disclosed. 

Where can international viewers stream the series?

Apart from CBS, the audience can now exclusively stream the show on various platforms, for which the season airs on Tuesday nights in Canada on Global and airs three hours ahead of the CBS broadcast. The show airs on Friday nights at 10 p.m. on Sky Witness in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the show aired on AXN Asia in Southeast Asia and then moved to FOX Asia. These platforms are subject to change in case the license to broadcast the show expires, which will be announced later.