CBS and the show’s creators did not give an official reason for why FBI did not come on this week and for a few weeks to come.
FBI is a television show that follows the typical procedural format, but it is focused on the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents as they investigate federal crimes.
No official reason has been provided for why a new episode of FBI did not air this week, or why no new episodes will air until 6 November.
What is FBI all about?
FBI initially started airing in 2019 as a spin-off of the extremely popular series, Law and Order. The show also has the same creator as Law and Order, Dick Wolf, and it follows the same kind of crime procedural format that most of his shows do.
However, what sets the show apart from other similar shows is that it follows the agents of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they investigate and solve various crimes.
Although this type of show format is not exactly ground-breaking, FBI does manage to create intriguing plotlines and adrenaline-pumping mysteries that will keep you entertained.
The show delivers on what its name implies, and this makes it an easy and binge-worthy watch for a wide audience.
Why did FBI not come on this week?
Although the series has been relatively successful over its now five seasons on CBS, it has not been an uncommon occurrence for the creators of the show to take somewhat random breaks or hiatuses throughout past seasons.
This is why fans have been so pleasantly surprised to find that the long-awaited fifth season, which was postponed several times due to complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, has been running relatively smoothly.
The first five episodes of season five, which aired on every consecutive Tuesday at 20:00 following the first episode on 20 September 2022, aired as they were supposed to. However, there was no new episode on Tuesday, 25 October 2022.
There is no official reason why no FBI episode aired this week, it seems like production just decided to take a break with the FBI, FBI: International, and FBI: Most Wanted shows.
In the meantime, re-runs of old FBI episodes will air in the regular time slot and a special bonus episode will be aired on Sunday, 6 November 2022.
For now, it seems as though this week is not the only week that will be missing a new FBI episode in the Tuesday slot, and fans will be disappointed to know that the next Tuesday slot for an FBI episode will only be on 15 November 2022.
This episode will be quite special, as it will mark the return of Missy Peregrym’s character to the show, Maggie.
Why has FBI taken a hiatus for episodes in past seasons?
Aside from the random breaks that the creators of the FBI, FBI: International, and FBI: Most Wanted shows take for no official reasons, there have been times in the past where FBI has chosen not to air one of its episodes even though it was scheduled for the regular Tuesday slot.
The most well-known example of one of these instances was the finale episode of season four.
The show’s creators and CBS decided not to air this episode in its scheduled slot because it closely mirrored the real-life tragic mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas that happened earlier in the same week.
However, the episode was later aired between the third and fourth episode of season five on 4 October 2022.
What will happen in the special Sunday episode?
FBI will be the first out of all the FBI iterations to come back after the hiatus in this special Sunday episode, titled “Double Bind”.
The episode premieres on 6 November 2022 at 22:30 ET, right after 60 Minutes and it will follow the team as they investigate the kidnapping of a five-year-old victim.
From the summary of the episode, it is clear that although some focus will be placed on Scola and his partnership, the real focus will be on Nina, as this will likely be her last full episode with the team before Maggie’s return.
Why did Maggie leave the show to begin with?
The next real episode of FBI, though still far away, promises to be a good one, as it will mark the return of Maggie, who was injured in a gas explosion in season four and has been on medical leave ever since.
This narrative in the show was only written in to give Missy Peregrym, who plays Maggie, a chance to take her maternity leave in real life.