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LAW & ORDER: Rick Eid on Recruiting Eriq La Salle to Direct the Season 21 Finale, and His Season 22 Hopes

May 18, 2022 by  
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LAW & ORDER — Season:21 — Pictured: (l-r) Jeffrey Donovan as Detective Frank Cosgrove, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Kate Dixon, Anthony Anderson as Detective Kevin Bernard, Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy, Odelya Halevi as ADA Samantha Maroun, Hugh Dancy as ADA Nolan Price — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

As LAW & ORDER wraps up its first revival season, showrunner Rick Eid tapped a familiar face to direct the finale, “Black and Blue”: Eriq La Salle.

“It was great,” Eid gushes of reuniting with his former CHICAGO P.D. producing director. (Eid ran CPD from 2017-2021.) “It’s always good to work with Eriq. We’re friends, we worked together for a long time. We work well together.” Read more

FBI: Rick Eid on Prioritizing a ‘Grounded and Real’ Franchise

April 25, 2022 by  
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FBI franchise connection

“Grief” – As the team searches for an abducted college co-ed, Jubal becomes intent on obtaining lifesaving leads from the father of the abductor’s previous victim. Also, Jubal continues to grapple with the aftermath of Rina’s condition, leading to a tense encounter with her mother, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
Pictured ( L-R) John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell, and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan
Photo: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

As FBI’s fourth season starts to wind down, the drama is in an enviable position: In addition to its own success, it’s now a genuine franchise, with spinoffs FBI: MOST WANTED and newbie FBI: INTERNATIONAL rounding out the Tuesday night block on CBS.

“To me, personally, making the show feel—and the shows feel—grounded and real is incredibly important,” FBI showrunner Rick Eid notes. “I probably say that three times a week to the [FBI] writers: ‘Make it feel real’—it’s kind of my mantra.”

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FBI Post-Mortem: Rick Eid on the ‘Fear Nothing’ Twist and How OA Will Be Coping

April 19, 2022 by  
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FBI Maggie poisoned spoilers

“Fear Nothing” – OA is forced to confront one of his biggest fears when the team discovers that deadly sarin gas may have been sold to terrorists, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Pictured (L-R): Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan. Photo: David Russell/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Tuesday, April 19 episode “Fear Nothing.”]

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FBI: Rick Eid Teases a ‘Really Emotional’ Deep Dive into Maggie and OA’s Partnership

April 18, 2022 by  
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“Under Pressure” – Maggie goes undercover working in a bar to investigate an anti-government group that regularly gathers there and has several members suspected in a series of bombings. The case opens old wounds for her when a single father on the periphery of the group begins to fear he’s in danger of becoming collateral damage, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
Pictured (L-R): Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan. Photo: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On the Tuesday, April 19 episode of FBI, the team finds themselves racing against the clock when they discover terrorists may be in possession of a deadly gas.

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FBI Post-Mortem: Rick Eid and Jeremy Sisto on the ‘Grief’ Twist

January 11, 2022 by  
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FBI Rina dies

“Grief” – As the team searches for an abducted college co-ed, Jubal becomes intent on obtaining lifesaving leads from the father of the abductor’s previous victim. Also, Jubal continues to grapple with the aftermath of Rina’s condition, leading to a tense encounter with her mother, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
Pictured Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine
Photo: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Tuesday, January 11 episode of FBI, “Grief.”]

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FBI: ‘Straight Flush’ Photos

May 25, 2021 by  
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Vargas (David Zayas) returns on the Tuesday, May 25 season finale of FBI.

Check out photos from “Straight Flush”…

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“Straight Flush” — When five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas. David Zayas returns as Vargas, on the third season finale of FBI, Tuesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Alana De La Garza as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille Photo: Michael Parmelee/ ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The FBI Cast, EP Tease the Team’s Showdown with Vargas

May 25, 2021 by  
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FBI season 3 finale

“Straight Flush” — When five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas. David Zayas returns as Vargas, on the third season finale of FBI, Tuesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Pictured (l-r) John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell
Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan,
Alana De La Garza as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine
Photo: Michael Parmelee/ ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FBI’s third season comes to a close as the team has to contend with a familiar villain: Vargas (David Zayas), the criminal who blackmailed his way out of custody by endangering Elise (Vedette Lim).

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FBI Boss Rick Eid Previews the Action-Packed, Twist-Filled Post-AFC Championship Game Hour ‘Crazy Love’

January 22, 2021 by  
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FBI Crazy Love spoilers

“Crazy Love” – A shooting at a quinceañera leaves two dead, but the team believes they may not have been the intended targets. Also, Maggie is trapped between a rock and a hard place as the team decides the best plan of action for using a witness to take down the suspect, on FBI, to be broadcast immediately following the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET; 9:00-10:00 PM, CT; 8:00-9:00 PM, MT; 7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Time is approximate after post-game coverage). This is the first original FBI episode of 2021.
Pictured (L-R) Josh Segarra as Nestor Vertiz,
Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and
Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan
Photo: Michael Parmelee/ CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When FBI returns for its first original episode in 2021 (on Sunday, January 24), it’ll have one of the biggest lead-ins of the year: the AFC Championship Game.

With that many potential new eyeballs on the show, finding the right episode to air in the slot was key. Luckily for the writers, the answer was fairly simple.

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FBI: What You Need to Know About the Season Premiere

November 17, 2020 by  
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FBI returns tonight!

If you’re counting down the minutes for the show’s return, take a look at photos from tonight’s season premiere, what you missed, and an episode tease…

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Pictured (L-R) Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell in FBI, begins its 3rd season Tuesday, Nov. 17 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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FBI Boss Teases Maggie’s Return, the Team’s New Addition, and More

November 17, 2020 by  
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FBI season 3 spoilers

“Unreasonable Doubt” – The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims, on FBI, Tuesday, Nov. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Network.
Pictured (l-r) Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell
Photo: Michael Parmelee/ CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When FBI concluded its second season—early, due to COVID-19 shutting down production—things were very different: Maggie (Missy Peregrym) was undercover and CHICAGO P.D.’s Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) was temporarily OA’s  (Zeeko Zaki) new partner.

But when season 3 kicks off, Maggie is back, and the team has to find the people responsible for a shooting at a media company.

FBI boss Rick Eid previews—via email—what’s ahead for the show’s third season, including Maggie’s new mindset, the latest addition to the team, and more… Read more

CHICAGO P.D.: What You Need to Know About the Season Premiere

November 11, 2020 by  
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CHICAGO P.D. returns tonight!

If you’re counting down the minutes for the show’s return, take a look at photos from tonight’s season premiere, where things left off, and an episode tease…

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CHICAGO P.D. -- "Fighting Ghosts" Episode 801 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

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CHICAGO P.D. Boss Teases ‘Season of Dramatic Change’

November 10, 2020 by  
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Chicago PD season 8 spoilers

CHICAGO P.D. — “Fighting Ghosts” Episode 801 — Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Frank Voight, LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC

CHICAGO P.D.’s seventh season may have ended early, but its makeshift closer certainly felt like a finale: Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) opted to not protect a racist cop who killed a young Black man, and faced the wrath of fellow officers who were enraged by his “betrayal.”

The cliffhanger, which aired in April, also put the NBC show in a position to naturally address the recent conversations about police reform, racial inequality, and Black Lives Matter head-on.

Showrunner Rick Eid previewed, via email, what is ahead in season 8, how Voight (Jason Beghe)—and Intelligence—will adapt to the “changing police environment,” and the changes in store for the team… Read more

FBI Boss on Crossing Over with FBI: MOST WANTED

March 24, 2020 by  
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FBI FBI Most Wanted crossover

“American Dreams” – Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) and his team come to help OA find a fugitive LaCroix arrested years ago after a bus with 26 students goes missing and he’s the main suspect, on the first part of a special two-part crossover, on FBI, Tuesday, March 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (l-r) Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix, Kellan Lutz as Kenny Crosby, Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan, Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes, John Boyd as Stuart Scola, Jeremy Sisto as Jubal Valentine , Keisha Castle Hughes as Hana Gibson and Alana De La Garza as Isobel Castille Photo Cr: Mark Schafer /CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The FBI worlds cross over with the Tuesday, March 24 block “American Dreams”/”Reveille”—a staple of the Dick Wolf universe, but the first time for FBI since the MOST WANTED backdoor spinoff.

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CHICAGO P.D.: Rick Eid and Jesse Lee Soffer on the Upstead Near-Miss

January 9, 2020 by  
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CHICAGO PD Upstead Spoilers

CHICAGO P.D.- “Informant” Episode 708 — Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

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FBI Boss Rick Eid Teases the Fall Finale

December 17, 2019 by  
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FBI fall finale spoilers

“Ties that Bind” — A former kidnapping victim is linked to a series of murders that includes the daughter of an NYPD detective. Also, Kristen begins to doubt her ability as an agent after a training exercise leaves her shaken, on FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan Photo Michael Parmelee/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

FBI is ending its 2019 run with a bang.

On the Tuesday, December 17 episode “Ties that Bind,” a former kidnapping victim is suspected to have ties to a series of murders the FBI is investigating. (Will Chase also guest stars in the episode as Detective Harry Bloom, who is connected to the case.)

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