As Long as S.W.A.T.’s Theme Song Was Intact, CBS Had a Lot of Leeway to Reboot the Brand

Broadcast’s last new fall series debuts tonight

S.W.A.T. was previously a '70s TV series and a 2003 movie. Monty Brinton/CBS

The fall season is more than a month underway—and the most likely candidates to be renewed and canceled have already emerged—but one more broadcast show has yet to premiere: S.W.A.T., which debuts on CBS tonight.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.