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SEAL Team (TV series)

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 13 (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]

Overview

The series follows Bravo Team, a sub-unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group,[6][7][8] 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

Main

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

Recurring

Episodes

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[10]
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[11]
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[12]
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[13]
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[14]
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[15]
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[16]
Jason and the SEAL Team must rescue an undercover CIA operative after she is captured by radical terrorists to be used as a bargaining chip. Also, Clay undergoes the final harrowing exercise for his candidacy into Tier One.
8 "The Exchange" John Dahl Sabrina Almeida & Spencer Hudnut November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22) ST108 6.94[17]
Jason and the SEAL Team have mixed feelings when they are tasked with bringing home an American soldier who was captured after deserting, in exchange for detainees in Gitmo.
9 "Rolling Dark" Michael Watkins Daniele Nathanson & Brian Horiuchi December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06) ST109 6.90[18]
Jason and the SEAL team must rescue a Russian scientist and his wife and bring them across the Afghanistan border to safety as Chinese troops and Russian Special Forces close in, intent on stopping them. Also, Clay endures his first day with Jason's unit.
10 "Pattern of Life" Christopher Chulack Corinne Marrinan January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03) ST110 5.86[19]
Tensions are high when Jason and the SEAL Team enter a Yemeni house to locate a cell phone linked to a terrorist network, and interrogate the family while the daughter lays in critical condition after being accidentally shot.
11 "Containment" Andy Wolk Beth Schacter January 10, 2018 (2018-01-10) ST111 6.17[20]
Jason and the SEAL team are sent to intercept the sale of nuclear waste intended for the manufacture of a dirty bomb, but the mission goes sideways when instead they find that the "waste" is actually nuclear weapons with unstable warheads and they must make the treacherous journey back to base. Also, Ray is sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Jason and Alana are shocked by their kids' reactions when the topic of their reunion is brought up.
12 "The Upside Down" J. Michael Muro Spencer Hudnut & John Bellucci January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) ST112 6.67[21]
While on a mission to retrieve a downed USAF drone in the middle of the last Daesh-controlled zone in Irak, the Team disobey orders so they can save Clay, who is trapped beneath a room full of armed terrorists. Also, Clay and Stella struggle with his imminent deployment, Jason and Alana keep footing around a reconciliation and Lisa navigates her brand-new relationship with Danny.
13 "Getaway Day" Christopher Chulack Benjamin Cavell & Ed Redlich & John Bellucci January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31) ST113 6.65[22]
14 "Call Out"[23] Christopher Chulack Beth Schacter February 28, 2018 (2018-02-28) ST114 TBD
15 "No Man's Land"[24] Ian Toynton John Bellucci & Corinne Marrinan March 7, 2018 (2018-03-07) ST115 TBD

Reception

Ratings

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[10] 1.0 4.37 2.5 14.25[25]
2 "Other Lives" October 4, 2017 1.2/5 8.39[11] 0.8 3.53 2.0 11.92[26]
3 "Boarding Party" October 11, 2017 1.2/5 8.02[12] 0.8 3.36 2.0 11.38[27]
4 "Ghosts of Christmas Future" October 18, 2017 1.1/4 7.11[13] 0.7 3.50 1.8 10.62[28]
5 "Collapse" October 25, 2017 1.0/4 6.92[14] 0.7 3.23 1.7 10.15[29]
6 "The Spinning Wheel" November 8, 2017 0.9/3 6.22[15] 0.7 3.24 1.6 9.46[30]
7 "Borderlines" November 15, 2017 1.1/4 7.24[16] 0.8 3.32 1.9 10.56[31]
8 "The Exchange" November 22, 2017 1.1/4 6.94[17] 0.7 3.25 1.8 10.20[32]
9 "Rolling Dark" December 6, 2017 1.1/4 6.90[18] 0.7 3.05 1.8 9.95[33]
10 "Pattern of Life" January 3, 2018 0.9/3 5.86[19] N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 "Containment" January 10, 2018 0.9/3 6.17[20] 0.9 3.91 1.8 10.08[34]
12 "The Upside Down" January 17, 2018 1.1/4 6.67[21] 0.8 3.58 1.9 10.25[35]
13 "Getaway Day" January 31, 2018 1.0/4 6.65[22] 0.8 3.41 1.8 10.06[36]
14 "Call Out" February 28, 2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
15 "No Man's Land" March 7, 2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Critical response

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."[37] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 57 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[38]

References

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