The CW Is Determined to Make This Recently Renewed Procedural the New NCIS

The CW Is Determined to Make This Recently Renewed Procedural the New NCIS
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Considering all the TV shows The CW has already canceled or wrapped up in the second half of 2023 and in 2024, fans weren't too optimistic about the upcoming season. If the network went as hard as breaking its 20-year bond with Jared Padalecki, waving goodbye to the star's Walker, others stood even less of a chance.

There is one show, however, that managed to get a renewal from the network. The CW's own crime procedural Wild Cards, starring Vanessa Morgan and Giacomo Gianniotti, will return to viewers' screens in early 2025.

Wild Cards Season 2 Premiere Date

While there is no exact premiere date for the show, there are some details that point to its return in the first half of 2025.

First, The CW has already announced its schedule for the upcoming season, which leaves little room for the second season of Wild Cards. Second, according to the official statement, the second season will be 13 episodes, and it makes more sense for it to start mid-season and end around May.

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Considering that the first season of the show only lasted 10 episodes, The CW is putting a lot of hope in their new procedural, hoping to attract more viewers with more stories to tell. The two main characters, the charming ex-con Max, played by Vanessa Morgan, and the demoted detective Cole, played by Giacomo Gianniotti, are expected to return to the show.

According to The CW's head of scripted programming, Liz Wise Lyall, the network sees enough potential for the show to become a long-runner.

“Wild Cards has clearly captured the imagination of our viewers thanks to exhilarating storytelling and the crackling chemistry between Vanessa and Giacomo. We are confident Wild Cards is the kind of smart and sexy blue-sky drama that could continually build its audience for years,” she said.

Whether Wild Cards will live up to expectations and become the new NCIS on The CW, or whether it will see a decline in viewership for its second season, we'll have to wait and see. Now that the network has eliminated almost every single one of its in-network competitors, the outlook seems bright.

Be sure to keep an eye out for any news or exciting updates about the show, or stream Wild Cards season 1 on The CW app.

Source: Deadline