“Regulation & Order ” franchise creator Dick Wolf is likely one of the govt producers of CBS’ new fall sequence, “FBI.”
So you realize what meaning: dependable, meat-and-potatoes drama that doesn’t reinvent the wheel but additionally received’t disappoint viewers who’ve tuned into all of these Wolf-produced procedurals (cops, firemen, attorneys, medical doctors) for almost 30 years.
Now it’s the FBI’s flip. The massive distinction right here is that “FBI” airs on CBS, and never on NBC, Wolf’s important broadcast TV dwelling since 1990. However that’s about its greatest distinction, moreover Wolf’s return to New York Metropolis — after planting his sequence franchise flag in Chicago. It additionally permits CBS the prospect for some synergy with native station WCBS/Ch. 2 (featured prominently within the opener).
The setup right here follows the New York subject workplace of the FBI, notably Particular Brokers Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan (Zeeko Zaki, “Six”). In Tuesday’s sequence premiere, they examine a sequence of lethal, racially charged bombings within the South Bronx linked to terrorism each worldwide and home. Again on the workplace, they’re supported by goateed Assistant Particular Agent in Cost Jubal Valentine (Jeremy Sisto, who performed Cyrus Lupo for a number of years on “Regulation & Order” — what’s with the bizarre character names?) and, beginning in Episode 2, Particular Agent in Cost Dana Mosier (Sela Ward).
(That character is called Ellen within the pilot and is performed by Connie Nielsen, whose half was recast with Ward again in Could. Solely the pilot episode was obtainable for overview.)
That’s just about all you might want to find out about “FBI” which, like town through which it’s set, strikes at a fast tempo with occasions unfolding quickly (or simply in time for the following industrial break). The principle characters aren’t given a lot again story — save for 2 fast references to Maggie’s lifeless husband and OA’s navy background (he’s a West Level graduate) — however I count on that will probably be detailed because the sequence unfolds. The performances are advantageous; Peregrym performed a Toronto cop on ABC’s summer season sequence “Rookie Blue” for six seasons, so she’s no stranger to the style, and Sisto is all the time dependable. (The principle solid additionally contains Ebonee Noel as Analyst Kristen Chazal.)
Think about “FBI” an hour of TV consolation meals. It’ll hold you happy till the following episode, with none binge-worthy cravings for Peregrym, Sisto et al. in-between.