Fans of Shemar Moore are glad to be able to see him on television again on a weekly basis. His new show, "S.W.A.T." premieres on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. Moore will have a role in law enforcement which he is accustomed to. The CBS series might be a predictable action police show set on the streets of Los Angeles, but Moore is bringing new meaning to the show.

The star vs. the show

For those who might not know, S.W.A.T. is the acronym for Special Weapons And Tactics. If the name of the show sounds familiar, it was a 1975 series and a 2003 film, both with the same name. So how is the new "S.W.A.T." going to be different? Shemar Moore is going to make the standard crime drama television series different.

There is more talk about Moore being the star of the show than about the show itself. Reports are that the 47-year-old actor will appear shirtless quite often and will bring the same presence and personality to "S.W.A.T" that he did on CBS' "Criminal Minds." He had a starring role as Derek Morgan for 11 years and 251 episodes from 2005 when the series first aired until he left on March 23, 2016.

A lot of hearts were broken when Moore left "Criminal Minds." Most of his fans will follow him on the new series to see him in the role of Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. He uses his wit to give every episode a happy ending. Viewers will soon discover that there is tension between Hondo's loyalty to the police force and loyalty to his black community.

'S.W.A.T.' and the world today

When Moore left a sure career with "Criminal Minds," he did not know he would get the lead in "S.W.A.T." or in any other show.

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In fact, he was an unemployed actor for a while. He did not know an acting role like this would come along, but he took a chance, and he is glad he did. When he found out what the script was all about, he knew he had found his dream job, and his dream job had found him.

There are no guarantees that this revamped version of a cop show will get the ratings it needs to stay on the air, but Moore says it is exactly what he wants, especially with the way things are going in the world today. Some people don't trust cops because of so many shootings involving young black men.

Shemar believes it is no accident that the revamped version of the crime drama is airing at this time when the country is on edge about the tension between the police and the public. The episodes are not intended to be pulled from the headlines, but viewers will see some similarities that just might help cut down on crime in some way.