Is SWAT new on CBS tonight? (December 16, 2022)

“Guacaine” – When violence erupts at a popular food truck festival, the team must contend with a deadly cartel determined to recover a large lost drug shipment at any cost, on S.W.A.T., Friday, Dec. 9 (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): Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson and Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay. Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
“Guacaine” – When violence erupts at a popular food truck festival, the team must contend with a deadly cartel determined to recover a large lost drug shipment at any cost, on S.W.A.T., Friday, Dec. 9 (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): Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson and Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay. Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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With the holidays coming and shows finishing up for 2022, SWAT is one we’re keeping track of to see when new episodes will air. So far in the season, we’ve seen cases play out and also give us tidbits about what is happening in Squad 20’s personal lives. Since we’re coming up close to the holiday season, is SWAT new on CBS tonight, Dec. 16?

The last episode of SWAT had the team searching for individuals involved in multiple shootings where food trucks were located. They were able to determine it was the work of a cartel who were retrieving a shipment of drugs hidden inside avocados that had been inadvertently picked up by a company unrelated to their operation.

During the episode, we also saw Nichelle dealing with the aftermath of a break in at the center. Because of how scared she was not only for her life, but her unborn daughter, she considers whether she should buy a gun. Hondo knows how she feels about weapons and wants to make sure that she is clear about her decision.

Deacon’s wife, Annie, had started using a gun after a break in they experienced. But of course, just because she felt safer using one doesn’t mean it’s right for Nichelle. Hondo has Nichelle try using one in the gun range, but she realizes pretty quickly it’s not right for her.

When will a new episode of SWAT air on CBS?

There didn’t appear to be a reason given for the break in, especially since it seems like Nichelle had known the young man involved. Perhaps it will come up later on in the season.

Luca also had a big storyline, in which he wasn’t helping with a food truck business he previously started with a woman named Xiamara. Eventually, Tan got him to admit why he had been backing off when he had been excited for it, especially since the team had gotten involved in the business.

With everyone having their own families and lives, Luca didn’t feel like they were as invested anymore, but he still wanted to be part of it. Tan decided to help out more, in order to give Xiamara a break and to show they were still interested in running it.

Overall, the episode was a good send off for the midseason, so yes, we will have to wait a little while for a new episode. The next episode, titled “Pariah,” will air on Jan. 6, 2023.

The synopsis for the episode reveals, “When faced with a series of random shootings, one SWAT member’s family connections could be the key to stopping the next attack. Also, Hondo prepares to meet [Nichelle’s] parents for the first time, and Tan helps Luca navigate a sensitive situation.”

We’re already anticipating what will happen! Let us know in the comments below who you think the team member in question is.

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Catch up on previous episodes of SWAT on Paramount+.