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 22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
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

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] on March 27, 2018, CBS renewed the series for a second season.[6]

Overview[edit]

The series follows Bravo Team, a sub-unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group,[7][8][9] 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]

A(Enlisted SEALs have Special Warfare Operator specific ratings. See US Navy SEAL ratings.)

Recurring[edit]

  • Judd Lormand as Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn, the Bravo Team commanding officer.
  • Tyler Grey as Special Warfare Operator Trent, a member of Bravo Team.
  • Justin Melnick as Special Warfare Operator Brock Reynolds, a member of Bravo Team and handler of the team's dog, Cerberus.
  • Alona Tal as Stella, Clay's grad student fiancée.
  • Michaela McManus as Alana Hayes, Jason's estranged wife.
  • Kerri Medders as Emma Hayes, Jason and Alana's daughter.
  • Parisa Fakhri as Naima Perry, Ray's Kurdish wife.
  • Steve Howey as Danny Cooper, a former member of SEAL Team 4 and Sonny's ex-teammate, medically retired after a bomb-related injury.
  • Michael Irby as Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Siever, the Green Team SEAL trainer.
  • Sharif Atkins as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Beau Fuller, the leader of Charlie Team. He and Jason came up the ranks together and have a longtime rivalry.
  • C. Thomas Howell as former Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Ash Spenser, a writer, retired Navy SEAL, and father of Clay Spenser.
  • Daniel Briggs as Special Warfare Operator Derek Young, a member of Alpha Team.
  • Darren Pettie as Paul Mulwray, a reporter in Afghanistan and son of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Dawn Olivieri as Amy Nelson, a private security specialist working on the Afghanistan base.
  • Jonathan Cake as Alan Cutter, the CEO of Xeon Tactical Security, a private security firm working on the Afghanistan base, and Amy Nelson's boss.
  • David DeSantos as Tim Belding, Mandy's CIA boss in Afghanistan.
  • Marsha Thomason as Sergeant Vanessa Ryan.
  • Atif Hashwi as Azim
  • Dita the Hair Missile as Cerberus
  • Alexa Mansour as Dorri

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Rank Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Wednesday 10:00 pm 22 September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) 9.88[11] May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16) 6.14[12] 2017–18 28 [13]
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[11] 1.0 4.37 2.5 14.25[14]
2 "Other Lives" October 4, 2017 1.2/5 8.39[15] 0.8 3.53 2.0 11.92[16]
3 "Boarding Party" October 11, 2017 1.2/5 8.02[17] 0.8 3.36 2.0 11.38[18]
4 "Ghosts of Christmas Future" October 18, 2017 1.1/4 7.11[19] 0.7 3.50 1.8 10.62[20]
5 "Collapse" October 25, 2017 1.0/4 6.92[21] 0.7 3.23 1.7 10.15[22]
6 "The Spinning Wheel" November 8, 2017 0.9/3 6.22[23] 0.7 3.24 1.6 9.46[24]
7 "Borderlines" November 15, 2017 1.1/4 7.24[25] 0.8 3.32 1.9 10.56[26]
8 "The Exchange" November 22, 2017 1.1/4 6.94[27] 0.7 3.25 1.8 10.20[28]
9 "Rolling Dark" December 6, 2017 1.1/4 6.90[29] 0.7 3.05 1.8 9.95[30]
10 "Pattern of Life" January 3, 2018 0.9/3 5.86[31] N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 "Containment" January 10, 2018 0.9/3 6.17[32] 0.9 3.91 1.8 10.08[33]
12 "The Upside Down" January 17, 2018 1.1/4 6.67[34] 0.8 3.58 1.9 10.25[35]
13 "Getaway Day" January 31, 2018 1.0/4 6.65[36] 0.8 3.41 1.8 10.06[37]
14 "Call Out" February 28, 2018 0.8/3 4.97[38] 0.9 4.19 1.7 9.16[39]
15 "No Man's Land" March 7, 2018 0.9/3 6.07[40] 0.8 3.68 1.7 9.77[41]
16 "Never Get Out of the Boat" March 21, 2018 1.0/4 6.36[42] 0.8 3.67 1.8 10.03[43]
17 "In Name Only" March 28, 2018 0.9/4 6.48[44] 0.8 3.21 1.7 9.61[45]
18 "Credible Threat" April 11, 2018 1.0/4 6.24[46] 0.7 3.50 1.7 9.74[47]
19 "Takedown" April 25, 2018 0.8/3 6.26[48] 0.7 3.31 1.5 9.57[49]
20 "Enemy of My Enemy" May 2, 2018 0.9/4 5.89[50] TBD TBD TBD TBD
21 "The Graveyard of Empires" May 9, 2018 0.9/4 6.15[51] TBD TBD TBD TBD
22 "The Cost of Doing Business" May 16, 2018 0.9/4 6.14[12] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 68% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 5.88/10. 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."[52] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 57 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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