FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in July 2023

FBI: Most Wanted Season 4: Everything we know so far
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What new explosive twists and turns will the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force face in the next chapter? Continue reading to find out more about FBI: Most Wanted Season 5.

Are you ready for another heart-pounding journey of FBI: Most Wanted with Special Agent Jess LaCroix and his elite team as they pursue some of the most dangerous fugitives that will leave you on the edge of your seat craving more and wanting to know every second of its gripping storytelling as the show promises to be an electrifying chapter in this groundbreaking series! 

Then, it’s time to buckle up and get ready to embark on an unforgettable rollercoaster ride because if you have any questions about the potential release date for the highly anticipated fifth season, then don’t worry! We have got you covered with all the latest details about the upcoming chapter, which seems to have a lot in store for the FBI: Most Wanted fandom. 

Continue reading to find out more about CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted Season 5.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in July 2023

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date: When will it return on CBS?

We know that the fans were excited to see the next chapter of this beloved crime drama series, but sadly, despite being hinted that the new season could be released in the fall of the 2023–2024 television season, with September being the best release window and new episodes airing every Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Right now, it looks like the network might be deviating from the plan this year, as it’s very likely that the show won’t be able to premiere on the approved schedule. 

One of the main reasons for such major changes in the 2023-24 prime-time fall schedule is the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with a potential actor’s strike, which doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon and can cause a major halt in script writing and production, which usually begins in the summer season, with August being the usual filming slot. This update is quite unfortunate, and it makes one thing pretty much clear: 

There is no way the fifth season of FBI: Most Wanted will premiere on CBS in July 2023!

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in July 2023

We speculate that the next season can eventually be released sometime in early to mid-2024, with new episodes premiering at the same time slot. Of course, this change in course can happen only if the production doesn’t start in August and the creators decide to postpone the filming until later this year. Lastly, there is still a chance that the only update we get in the coming weeks will be that the network decides to publish the show’s revised release dates in order to avoid further confusion.

This was also hinted at by George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, quote, “We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal.” Further adding, “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it was going to look like.” He elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he further added. 

We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds and hope for the best outcome! 

In conclusion, until there is any official confirmation, the readers are requested to be patient and catch up with the prior seasons of the series, as such details usually take some time to get approved by the network. Also, check out the official Twitter handle of the show announcing the current release window of FBI: Most Wanted’s new season with their followers, quoting: “Check out our 2023-2024 Primetime Schedule! What show are you MOST looking forward to watching with us?”

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Plot: What can we expect to see in the new season?

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 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.”

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. 

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 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, Alexa Davalos as Special Agent Kristin Gaines, Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson, and Edwin Hodge as Special Agent Ray Cannon. 

Furthermore, the network has not yet announced any new castings for the fifth season, as there can be some new additions and removals from the show that will be disclosed later by the network. This will help in presenting character descriptions to better understand the dynamics and explore those individuals more in the following season.

Lastly, FBI: Most Wanted is created by René Balcer and produced by Wolf Entertainment.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in July 2023

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 due to the ongoing strike, 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. It is also available to watch for free on CBS’s official app and website. 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in July 2023

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Frequently Asked Questions

When was FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 renewed? 

In May 2022, CBS renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season. Since then, the fourth season has already premiered all the episodes which ended last month. 

Is there any official promo available?

We would like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any new promotional stuff for the fifth season as the release date hasn’t been disclosed yet, and the filming status is neither here nor there, which will take a lot of time for the official promo tour to begin officially.

Outside of the USA, where to stream the show?  

Apart from CBS, the international audience can stream the show, which 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 Thursday night at 10:40 p.m. on AXN Asia in Southeast Asia, then moved to FOX Asia.

Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think the FBI: Most Wanted Season 5  plotline is going to be like.