FBI Season 6 is not coming to CBS in September 2023

FBI Season 6 is not coming to CBS in September 2023
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Will the popular drama series return sooner than you thought? Continue reading for more details about FBI Season 6. 

As the summer streaming season comes to an end on CBS, the anticipation among various fandoms has reached new heights as they have been speculating for a while if their favorite shows will be a part of the 2023–34 fall schedule or not. If you are wondering the same, then we are certain that one of the most talked-about series in the catalog is none other than the FBI franchise.

There are many queries circulating on the web relating to its current status, which has been raised by fans for weeks, especially since the 5th season, which aired its finale episode back on May 23, 2023, ended with a major cliffhanger, leaving the fans questioning, “Whether Season 6 is coming on CBS in September 2023 or not?” 

There is no doubt in our minds that the fans want to see another chapter that has captivated audiences with its endearing characters that deliver non-stop thrills that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So, it makes sense why the fans are eagerly awaiting the next chapter of the FBI by speculating about when the highly anticipated Season 6 premieres all over social media! 

So, for your consideration, we have covered all the details about the upcoming chapter, which promises to have a lot in store. Continue reading to find out more about CBS’s FBI Season 6.

FBI Season 6 is not coming to CBS in September 2023

FBI Season 6 Release Date Updates: When will it return to CBS?

Ever since the beloved series was renewed for its much-awaited sixth season, a lot has happened behind the scenes, which has caused a major shift in the release date of the new season. Hence, after evaluating the current status of the production, we can assure the readers that there is no chance that the series will make its comeback in 2023! We say this with a bit of certainty, as it is not a secret that CBS has undergone a major change in its 2023–24 fall broadcast schedule, which was confirmed earlier and pledged to be jam-packed with entertainment!

Sadly, the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which hasn’t reached any agreement yet, have caused many leading networks to take a step forward by revising their entire fall schedule by shifting the release dates for many scripted shows, including FBI Season 6, until next year! The network has decided to fill the empty slots of the 2023-24 fall schedule with unscripted shows along with reruns of various series until the strikes are resolved, which are expected to last until October 2023.

FBI Season 6 is not coming to CBS in September 2023

Due to this, it has become very hard to predict the most accurate schedule for when the filming will commence once the strike concludes, let alone an official premiere date. So, for your consideration, we are certain in making our best assumption that the beloved series is most likely to premiere sometime around early 2024, which will be the first quarter (January, February, and March) of the broadcast schedule with the new episodes airing at the same time slot every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on a weekly basis on CBS and later available to stream on Paramount Plus.

As a result, there is no chance that FBI Season 6 will premiere in September 2023 on CBS! On the other hand, Deadline recently published an article in which it offered an alternate release window, which might be May 2024, and it seems more likely to happen! 

Hence, we ask fans to be patient and keep an eye out for more information on the new release dates, which will be acknowledged later. For the time being, we urge the readers to check out the new revised fall 2023–24 schedule, which includes the following shows, and can also encourage CBS to fill these empty slots with reruns of all three beloved FBI shows, allowing viewers to relive the unforgettable moments from the prior seasons that have aired over the last few years, In case you haven’t been able to catch up with the show yet! 

FBI Season 6 Plot: What to expect in the new season?

Due to an early two-season pickup, not much has been disclosed about the plot, but the new season will definitely explore the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. First-class agents, including Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, bring all of their talents, intellect, and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime, and counterintelligence, to keep New York and the country safe.

“Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon about the multi-year pickups,” added Dick Wolf, executive producer and FBI brand creator. “We are all incredibly grateful to CBS and our partners at Universal Television and CBS Studios. And I personally would like to thank the incredible casts, talented writers, and dedicated producers, not to mention the three crews who never missed an air date despite the difficulties of producing full seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

FBI Season 6 is not coming to CBS in September 2023

“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.”

Lastly, even though there is so much silence about the exact plot, there is no doubt that the new season will continue the plot and character arcs from the finale episode, God Complex,” of the fifth season, in which the viewers got to see that when a prominent doctor is found dead in a ritualistic slaying, the team must race against time to hunt down a religiously motivated serial killer. Later, the viewers see Scola face a life-or-death decision. 

Take a look at the official promo of the final episode of FBI Season 5 below: 

FBI 5x23 Promo "God Complex" (HD) Season Finale | 100th Episode

FBI Season 6 Cast: Who will return to reprise their roles?

The main cast members who are expected to return are as follows: Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell, Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, Alana De La Garza as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille, and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine. The series is produced by Wolf Entertainment, CBS Studios, and Universal Television. 

In addition to this, the recurring cast who are also speculated to return for the new season includes Taylor Anthony Miller as Kelly Moran, Vedette Lim as Elise Taylor, James Chen as Ian Lim, Shantel VanSanten as Special Agent Nina Chase, Roshawn Franklin as Agent Trevor Hobbs, Mara Davi as Samantha Kelton, Caleb Reese Paul as Tyler Kelton, and Emily Donahoe as CIA Rep Anne Potter. Moreover, Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski, and Turk serve as executive producers.

We would also like to highlight that, in order to keep budget expenses down, there may be a cast-up. As new rumors and theories emerge each day about the cast members, adding fuel to the already raging fire of excitement! Hence, there is a chance that there can be some new major additions and removals from the main and recurring cast if the show creators want to expand the plotlines, which will be confirmed later once the release date for the new season is disclosed by the CBS network.

Until these specifics are confirmed by official sources, everything pertaining to the cast is merely pure guesswork!

FBI Season 6 Official Episode Count: How many will be there, and where to stream them?

When renewed, the series was given a standard 21 to 22 episode count with an average duration of approximately 44 minutes, premiering on a weekly basis. Due to cost-cutting or the ongoing dual strikes, the episode count might vary if the network decides to air a shorter season with only 15 to 18 episodes, which will help to conclude the run of the sixth season earlier rather than stretching the plot unnecessarily just for the sake of premiering the episodes. 

So, the chances of the official episode count decreasing aren’t far-fetched, as the network might decide to air a shorter season, which will be a direct result of the ongoing dual strikes. After all, there is no chance that any major network like CBS will rush to produce all the episodes in such a short time frame when the scripts are not even completed, which can cause major chaos on the sets. When available, the episodes will air on CBS and later on Paramount Plus, just like the prior seasons.

The viewers can also catch up on all the seasons on FuboTV. Moreover, FBI is also available for renting or purchase on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to user preferences. The program also airs on Global on Tuesday nights in Canada. Moreover, the series is also shown on Sky Witness in the UK. In Southeast Asia, the show airs on Thursdays at 9:45 p.m. on AXN Asia.

FBI Season 6 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

The network hasn’t released any new promos for the sixth season as filming hasn’t commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. So, there is a lot of time left for such a promotional tour to begin. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there! 

Ultimately, there is a huge chance that there will be a delay in the release of such promos, as The Writers Guild recently said that the AMPTP’s latest counteroffer for a new contract “is neither nothing nor nearly enough.” In a message to its members released today, the guild said it “will continue to advocate for proposals that fully address our issues rather than accept half measures like those” offered by the companies in its latest offer on August 11, 2023. The guild said that “we remain committed to direct negotiations with the companies.” 

Hence, it will cause more delays in the commencement of writing and the production of the next season as the strike now surpassed the 100th-day mark! 

While you wait for more FBI Season 6 updates, catch up on previous seasons to recall all the plotlines that have happened so far.