SEAL Team (TV series)

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SEAL Team
Seal Team TV Logo.png
Genre Drama
Created by Benjamin Cavell
Starring
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden
A. Patrick Rose
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Todd Lewis
  • Kate DiMento
  • Chris Leanza
  • David Boreanaz
Cinematography Gonzalo Amat
J. Michael Muro
Editor(s) Adam Wolfe
Mark Manos
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) – present
Website www.cbs.com/shows/seal-team/

SEAL Team is an American military drama television series created by Benjamin Cavell.[1] The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, and began airing on CBS on September 27, 2017.[2]

The series follows an elite unit of United States Navy SEALs portrayed by David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr., A. J. Buckley and Toni Trucks. SEAL Team received a pilot order from CBS in January 2017,[3] and was ordered to series in May 2017.[4] The series received a full-season order on October 12, 2017, bringing the first season to a total of 22 episodes.[5]

Overview[edit]

The series follows a sub-unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group,[6] the most elite unit of Navy SEALs, as they plan and undertake dangerous missions worldwide with little notice, and the burden on them and their families.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Michaela McManus as Alana Hayes, Jason's ex-wife
  • Judd Lormand as Lt. Commander Eric Blackburn, who oversees operations by the team
  • Alona Tal as Stella, Clay's grad student girlfriend
  • Michael Irby as Adam, the SEAL training officer
  • Tyler Grey as Trent

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Tip of the Spear" Christopher Chulack Benjamin Cavell September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) ST101 9.88[8]
Senior chief petty officer Jason Hayes is the leader of a Navy SEAL team who is coping with the recent loss of a member of his team. The team is tasked with capturing a high level ISIS leader.
2 "Other Lives" Christopher Chulack Benjamin Cavell October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04) ST102 8.39[9]
On a mission to destroy chemical weapons, Jason and the team find innocent civilians in need of rescue just as enemy forces close in on them; the team debates whether to tell Ray that his wife has gone into labor.
3 "Boarding Party" Christopher Chulack Spencer Hudnut October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11) ST103 8.02[10]
The team must rescue researchers being held hostage on a ship in the South China Sea; Clay's low ranking jeopardizes his future as a SEAL. Jason investigates a woman connected to his dead teammate's phone.
4 "Ghosts of Christmas Future" Larry Teng Benjamin Cavell & Daniele Nathanson October 18, 2017 (2017-10-18) ST104 7.11[11]
Jason and the SEAL Team refuse to abort a mission to capture a dangerous war criminal after it goes sideways. Also, Clay's controversial father, Ash Spenser (C. Thomas Howell), comes to town on his book tour, the mystery about the woman has a new revelation.
5 "Collapse" Ian Toynton Becky Mode October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25) ST105 6.92[12]
Jason and the SEAL team must navigate the contentious evacuation on an embassy in South Sudan when the country becomes increasingly unstable. Meanwhile, Clay and Stella take their relationship to the next level.
6 "The Spinning Wheel" Melanie Mayron Joseph Sawyer & Julian Silver & Reiss Clausen-Wolf & Beth Schacter November 8, 2017 (2017-11-08) ST106 6.22[13]
The team must work with Jason’s longtime rival to plan a raid, under the watchful eye of top military brass. Meanwhile, Clay delivers solemn news to a teammate’s next of kin.
7 "Borderlines" Félix Alcalá Corinne Marrinan November 15, 2017 (2017-11-15) ST107 7.24[14]
8 "The Exchange"[15] John Dahl Sabrina Almeida & Spencer Hudnut November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22) ST108 TBD
9 "Rolling Dark"[16] Michael Watkins Daniele Nathanson & Brian Horiuchi December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06) ST109 TBD

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Tip of the Spear" September 27, 2017 1.5/6 9.88[8] 1.0 4.37 2.5 14.25[17]
2 "Other Lives" October 4, 2017 1.2/5 8.39[9] 0.8 3.53 2.0 11.92[18]
3 "Boarding Party" October 11, 2017 1.2/5 8.02[10] 0.8 3.36 2.0 11.38[19]
4 "Ghosts of Christmas Future" October 18, 2017 1.1/4 7.11[11] 0.7 3.50 1.8 10.62[20]
5 "Collapse" October 25, 2017 1.0/4 6.92[12] 0.7 3.23 1.7 10.15[21]
6 "The Spinning Wheel" November 8, 2017 0.9/3 6.22[13] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Borderlines" November 15, 2017 1.1/4 7.24[14] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "The Exchange" November 22, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Rolling Dark" December 6, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 69% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 5.75/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "SEAL Team's solidly written first season offers compelling characters and hints at broader potential, even if it's somewhat undermined by an overall sense of predictability."[22] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 57 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 12, 2017). "CBS Orders Boreanaz' SEAL Team, Moore's S.W.A.T., Cumming's Instinct, Piven's Wisdom, Plus 2 Comedies". TVLine. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 1, 2017). "CBS Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For 'Young Sheldon', '9 JKL' & Returning Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 27, 2017). "Navy SEALs Drama Lands CBS Pilot Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ Holloway, Daniel (May 12, 2017). "CBS Series Orders: '9JKL,' 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Instinct,' 'Wisdom of the Crowd,' 'Seal Team,' 'S.W.A.T.'". Variety. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 12, 2017). "'SEAL Team' Gets Full-Season Order From CBS". Deadline.com. 
  6. ^ "Borderlines". SEAL Team. Season 1. Episode 7. November 15, 2017. Event occurs at c. the 32 minute mark; the speaker is Mandy Ellis. CBS. We have one Dev Group operator in country and en route. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (March 22, 2017). "David Boreanaz to Topline CBS' Navy SEAL Drama Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Porter, Rick (September 28, 2017). "'Survivor' premiere adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Porter, Rick (October 5, 2017). "'SEAL Team,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and everything else unchanged: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Porter, Rick (October 12, 2017). "'Empire,' 'Survivor,' 'Goldbergs,' 'Blacklist' adjust up, 'Dynasty' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Porter, Rick (October 19, 2017). "'Survivor,' 'Goldbergs,' 'SEAL Team' adjust up, 'Criminal Minds' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Porter, Rick (October 26, 2017). "'The Blacklist' and 'Designated Survivor' adjust down, final World Series numbers: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Porter, Rick (November 9, 2017). "'Empire,' 'SVU,' CMAs and others unchanged: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Porter, Rick (November 16, 2017). "'The Goldbergs' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ "(#ST108) "The Exchange"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  16. ^ "(#ST109) "Rolling Dark"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  17. ^ Porter, Rick (October 13, 2017). "'This Is Us' and 'The Good Doctor' score big in premiere week broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV By The Numbers. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (October 18, 2017). "'The Orville,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 5 more shows double in week 2 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (October 25, 2017). "'The Good Doctor' is the most-watched show on TV in week 3 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (November 2, 2017). "'Chicago PD,' 10 more shows double in week 4 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  21. ^ Porter, Rick (November 9, 2017). "'Grey's Anatomy' keeps rolling along in week 5 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  22. ^ "SEAL Team: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  23. ^ "SEAL Team - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 

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