Wednesday, 9 p.m., CBS


Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) leads a team of Navy SEALs (Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, and Toni Trucks) as they deal with dangerous missions in this military drama written by Ben Cavell

What The Critics Say (Metacritic 57)

  • SEAL Team makes a strong effort to bring the human element of the fight against amorphous terrorists to the broadcast audience. And to the show’s credit, the emphasis of the show is less on its gung-ho action sequences than it is on the close-knit team of people conducting those complicated missions. There’s an attention to detail about military life and forays into faraway lands that lends an atmosphere of the appreciably romantic. And by the end of the pilot, the ensemble feels rock-solid. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety
  • The new series SEAL Team typifies the CBS procedural: by-the-numbers, safe and predictable enough to satisfy even the most casual viewer. That’s not to say that the military drama, starring David Boreanaz (late of “Bones”), doesn’t have its plusses. It does, in that meat-and-potatoes, formulaic kind of way that neither surprises or disappoints. — Michael Starr, New York Post
  • It feels to me like CBS wanted a military heroism series, and the producers provided one, and here it is. — Diane Werts, Newsday