FBI Scores Full Season Order at CBS!

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CBS is keeping FBI on the case for the full season. 

The Eye network has confirmed the series has landed a full season order just three weeks into its freshman run. 

Following the inner workings of the FBI, the series has averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. 

Jubal with OA and Maggie - FBI Season 1 Episode 1

It launched September 25 with 10.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. These numbers swelled to 12.9 million viewers and a 1.8 rating with three days of DVR factored in. 

The series has had a mixed reception, and currently has 62% percent on Rotten Tomatoes. 

It was announced just one day ago that the show was undergoing its second showrunner switch in just three months, and third overall. 


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rick Eid and Derek Haas who work on NBC's #OneChicago franchise have been brought on as co-showrunners of the series

Related: Sela Ward Joins FBI

They took over from Greg Plageman who boarded the procedural drama earlier this year after original series showrunner Craig Turk departed. 

At the time, it was thought creative differences were the reason, but there's no word on why Plageman has departed as of yet. 

Sela Ward Attends Graves Premiere

While it's surprising to have these changes so early into a show's run, the changes also extend to the actual cast of the series. 

Special Agent Charge Ellen Solberg, played by Connie Nielsen was written out following FBI Season 1 Episode 1

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In her place, Sela Ward joined the cast as Dana Mosier on FBI Season 1 Episode 2.

FBI marks the second freshman drama on the broadcast networks to score a full season order. NBC was first out of the gate with medical drama, New Amsterdam, getting the back nine order on Wednesday. 


There's no word yet on what will become of Magnum PI, God Friended Me, Happy Together, and The Neighborhood, but all four have a good shot at getting some more episodes. 

Over to you, FBI Fanatics!

Are you concerned by the changes at the wheel, or are you just happy to have some more episodes headed your way?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch FBI online right here via TV Fanatic. Get caught up on the fall drama everyone's talking about right now. 

FBI continues Tuesdays on CBS. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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FBI Quotes

Maggie: I never saw Emmett Grant, but I can't get him out of my head
OA: A lot of people made it out of that building because of you. That matters.

OA: I haven't seen grenades like these since West Point.
Maggie: These are U.S. Army?
OA: Not anymore. They got way more high tech stuff now.