SEAL Team likely renewed for Season 5 but moving to streaming
It looks like CBS is going to renew SEAL Team for Season 5. However, it’s not going to remain on the network.
TVLine reported the mixed news about the future of the series. SEAL Team has always been a bubble show, but it’s also a well-written and important show to keep on the air. So, CBS is looking for a way to make things work.
The way to make that work is by moving the show to streaming. After all, this is a show that performs well in the delayed ratings, and it makes sense to keep it on the air because of that. Yet with more streaming networks out there, the broadcast networks are looking more closely at the linear ratings once more.
SEAL Team Season 5 will reportedly get a handful of episodes on CBS first before moving purely to Paramount+. This was formerly CBS All Access and is owned by ViacomCBS.
Will viewers stick with SEAL Team if it goes to streaming?
The question is whether this is a good move or not. I’ll be honest and say a move to streaming will likely lose some viewers. While there are many who are loyal to the series, the extra streaming service is just too much. Sure, it’s $5.99 per month, but not everyone has that available. Paramount+ simply doesn’t offer as much as Netflix or even Amazon Prime (which is more than TV shows and movies) to justify the cost.
There are certainly some who will follow. They may even already watch via Paramount+ because they watch delayed. Others will get the streamer purely to support it. However, it’s going to be a huge risk to keep the show on the air.
SEAL Team isn’t the only show getting this treatment. It looks like CBS wants to keep Clarice on the air, and the best way to do that is by moving it to Paramount+ for Season 2.
What do you think about the decision to move the series to streaming? Will you follow it if this is the case? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
SEAL Team is currently available to stream on Paramount+ for those who need to catch up.