FBI: Most Wanted

FBI: Most Wanted is an American crime drama television series created by René Balcer that was ordered to series by CBS in May 2019.[1] It is a spin-off from Dick Wolf's drama FBI, in whose first season the characters of the series were introduced. The series premiered on January 7, 2020. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on November 17, 2020.[2][3]

FBI: Most Wanted
FBI Most Wanted Logo.png
Genre
Created byRené Balcer
Based onFBI
by Dick Wolf & Craig Turk
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2020 (2020-01-07) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsFBI
External links
Website

PremiseEdit

The series follows the special agents of the FBI Fugitive Task force led by Supervisory Special Agent Jess LaCroix, an expert tracker and profiler. The agents under his command are Kenny Crosby, a former Army Intel vet who Jess took under his wing; Sheryll Barnes, an ex-NYPD detective; Hana Gibson, the team analyst; and Clinton Skye, a marksman with a law degree and Jess' brother-in-law. Together they track and capture dangerous fugitives on the Bureau's Most Wanted list.

The show differs from it's namesake in that in FBI: Most Wanted, the identity of the suspect is usually known at the start of the episode. The show's primary focus is the pursuit, as opposed to FBI, which tends to focus on the investigative aspect of law enforcement.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix, FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Team Leader. LaCroix is a profiler and expert tracker who's in charge of the FBI's fugitive task force, He's a tough agent trying to raise his daughter after the death of his wife who died while in the army.
  • Kellan Lutz as Kenny Crosby, FBI Special Agent. Crosby is a brash young FBI agent but is good at his job. He served in the 12th infantry while in the army.
  • Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes, FBI Senior Agent and Second-in-Command. Barnes is a former NYPD detective, she's got a degree in forensic serving as the second in command to her boss Jess LaCroix and she is the only one to put Jess in his place if he's not doing something right.
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Hana Gibson, FBI Analyst and Special Agent. Gibson is a sacarstic and tough FBI agent who serves as the team's intelligence analyst.
  • Nathaniel Arcand as Clinton Skye, FBI Special Agent. Who's of the most experienced agent's on LaCroix team, Clinton has a very calm personality who's a deadly marskman with a law degree and he is the brother in law to Jess.
  • YaYa Gosselin as Tali LaCroix (season 2;[4] recurring season 1), daughter of Jess LaCroix and niece of Clinton Skye.

RecurringEdit

  • Lorne Cardinal as Nelson Skye, father of Clinton Skye, father-in-law of Jess LaCroix and grandfather of Tali LaCroix
  • Irene Bedard as Marilou Skye, mother of Clinton Skye, mother-in-law of Jess LaCroix and grandmother of Tali LaCroix
  • Amy Carlson as Jackie Ward (season 2), veteran bounty hunter[5]
  • Terry O'Quinn as Byron LaCroix (season 2), father of Jess LaCroix and grandfather of Tali LaCroix[5]
  • Jen Landon as Sarah Allen (season 2)[6]

Crossover charactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankAvg. viewership
(in millions)
First airedLast aired
Backdoor pilotApril 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)N/A9.08[7]
114January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)1810.16[8]
2TBANovember 17, 2020 (2020-11-17)TBATBATBA

Backdoor pilot (2019)Edit

For the backdoor pilot, "No. overall" and "No. in season" refer to the episode's place in the order of episodes of the parent series FBI.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1818"Most Wanted"Fred BernerRené BalcerApril 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)FBI1189.08[7]

Season 1 (2020)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [9]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Dopesick"Fred BernerRené BalcerJanuary 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)MW1017.19[10]
22"Defender"Nicole RubioRichard SwerenJanuary 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)MW1026.51[11]
33"Hairtrigger"Jim McKayStory by : Gina Gionfriddo & Jerome Hairston
Teleplay by : Gina Gionfriddo
January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)MW1066.59[12]
44"Caesar"Fred BernerKathy McCormickJanuary 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)MW1056.11[13]
55"Invisible"Elodie KeeneDwain WorrellFebruary 11, 2020 (2020-02-11)MW1076.11[14]
66"Prophet"Rose TrocheRichard SwerenFebruary 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)MW1086.29[15]
77"Ghosts"Jean de SegonzacStory by : Gina Gionfriddo & Jerome Hairston
Teleplay by : Gina Gionfriddo
March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)MW1095.99[16]
88"Predators"Fred BernerElizabeth RinehartMarch 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)MW1106.44[17]
99"Reveille"Fred BernerRyan CauseyMarch 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)MW1149.49[18]
1010"Silkworm"Ken GirottiDwain WorrellMarch 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)MW1138.10[19]
1111"Ironbound"Alex ChappleElizabeth RinehartApril 14, 2020 (2020-04-14)MW1038.95[20]
1212"Ride or Die"John David ColeStory by : Jerome Hairston & Gina Gionfriddo
Teleplay by : Jerome Hairston
April 14, 2020 (2020-04-14)MW1047.16[20]
1313"Grudge"Leslie LibmanKathy McCormickApril 28, 2020 (2020-04-28)MW1126.96[21]
1414"Getaway"Ken GirottiStory by : Jerome Hairston & Gina Gionfriddo
Teleplay by : Jerome Hairston
May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)MW1116.62[22]

Season 2 (2020–21)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [9]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
151"Rampage"Jim McKayRichard SwerenNovember 17, 2020 (2020-11-17)MW2025.38[23]
162"Execute"Jim McKayElizabeth RinehartNovember 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)MW2015.69[24]
173"Deconflict"Elodie KeeneWendy WestDecember 8, 2020 (2020-12-08)MW2034.92[25]
184"Anonymous"Deran SarafianSpindrift BeckJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)MW2045.81[26]
195"The Line"Jean de SegonzacDwain WorrellJanuary 26, 2021 (2021-01-26)MW2056.23[27]
206"Dysfunction"Jim McKayMelissa Scrivner LoveFebruary 9, 2021 (2021-02-09)MW2065.64[28]
217"Winner"[29]Eric LaneuvilleWendy West & Spindrift BeckMarch 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)MW207TBD
228"Vanished"[9]TBATBAMarch 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)MW208TBD

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On January 29, 2019, it was announced that CBS had commissioned a backdoor pilot with an attached series commitment for a potential spin-off series titled FBI: Most Wanted with the episode to air in the latter part of the first season. The series will focus on the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the most notorious criminals on the FBI's Most Wanted list. According to Dick Wolf, the spin-off is set to launch a series of interconnected shows similar to that both of Wolf's Chicago and Law & Order franchises on NBC.[30] On May 9, 2019, CBS announced that FBI: Most Wanted had been ordered to series.[31] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the winter-spring of 2020.[32] The series premiered on January 7, 2020. On March 13, 2020, it was announced that Universal Television has suspended the production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[33] On May 6, 2020, CBS renewed the series for a second season which premiered on November 17, 2020.[2][3] On August 28, 2020 it was announced that showrunner René Balcer would be leaving the series and David Hudgins would be taking over for season 2.[34]

ReleaseEdit

MarketingEdit

On May 15, 2019, CBS released the first official trailer for the series.[35]

BroadcastEdit

After the Tuesday night debut of each episode on CBS, the channel Global Television Network airs the episodes in Canada the following (Wednesday) night, including an OnDemand service for those who missed the live broadcast. The local Global debut dates are what is listed in TV guide services even though CBS broadcasts are available as part of basic TV viewing packages.[36]

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

OverallEdit

Viewership and ratings per season of FBI: Most Wanted
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Viewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Avg. 18–49
rating
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Tuesday 10.00 p.m. 14 January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07) 7.19[10] May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05) 6.62[22] 2019–20 18 10.16[8] TBD TBD
2 TBA November 17, 2020 (2020-11-17) 5.38[23] TBA TBD 2020–21 TBD TBD TBD TBD

Season 1Edit

Viewership and ratings per episode of FBI: Most Wanted
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Dopesick" January 7, 2020 0.8/4 7.19[10] 0.5 3.36 1.3 10.55[37]
2 "Defender" January 14, 2020 0.8/4 6.51[11] 0.5 3.52 1.2 10.04[38]
3 "Hairtrigger" January 21, 2020 0.7/4 6.59[12] 0.5 3.47 1.2 10.07[39]
4 "Caesar" January 28, 2020 0.7/4 6.11[13] 0.4 3.24 1.1 9.35[40]
5 "Invisible" February 11, 2020 0.6 6.11[14] 0.5 3.16 1.1 9.27[41]
6 "Prophet" February 18, 2020 0.7 6.29[15] 0.5 3.20 1.2 9.50[42]
7 "Ghosts" March 10, 2020 0.6 5.99[16] 0.4 3.26 1.0 9.26[43]
8 "Predators" March 17, 2020 0.8 6.44[17] 0.4 3.19 1.2 9.64[44]
9 "Reveille" March 24, 2020 1.0 9.49[18] 0.5 3.45 1.5 12.94[45]
10 "Silkworm" March 31, 2020 0.9 8.10[19] 0.5 3.36 1.4 11.46[46]
11 "Ironbound" April 14, 2020 0.9 8.95[20] 0.4 2.72 1.3 11.67[47]
12 "Ride or Die" April 14, 2020 0.7 7.16[20] 0.5 3.20 1.2 10.36[47]
13 "Grudge" April 28, 2020 0.7 6.96[21] 0.5 3.22 1.2 10.18[48]
14 "Getaway" May 5, 2020 0.6 6.62[22] 0.5 3.35 1.1 9.97[49]

Season 2Edit

Viewership and ratings per episode of FBI: Most Wanted
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Rampage" November 17, 2020 0.6 5.38[23] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Execute" November 24, 2020 0.7 5.69[24] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Deconflict" December 8, 2020 0.5 4.92[25] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Anonymous" January 19, 2021 0.6 5.81[26] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "The Line" January 26, 2021 0.7 6.23[27] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Dysfunction" February 9, 2021 0.6 5.64[28] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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  1. ^ Known as CBS Television Studios until 2020

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