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When Does 'FBI' Return? Plus: Return Dates for 'FBI: International' and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'

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Dec. 20 2022, Updated 2:55 p.m. ET

There are so many detective TV shows to binge-watch, but FBI is truly paving its own path with devoted audiences on CBS. Some fans of the show believe it’s become as successful as it has since it was created by the same team who brought the Law and Order franchise to life –– including executive producer Dick Wolf.

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In FBI, viewers get to witness the inner workings of the New York City office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where the team uses their tenacious investigative skills to solve crimes and cases that are way bigger and more intense than a local police unit might deal with.

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Counterintelligence, organized crime, and terrorism are just some of the daunting matters the hardworking team handles across different episodes of the show. After an epic Season 5 midseason finale, fans want to know when it's coming back, and we have all the details. Here’s what you should know about when the show returns to television.

'FBI' returns at the top of January 2023.

FBI's Season 5 midseason premiere is set to hit the small screen on Jan. 3, 2023, at 8 p.m. EST.

Episode 10 is titled "Second Life" and will showcase "the abduction of a young woman leading the team back to a cold case from 18 years ago," per the network.

This ultimately "pushes Isobel (Alana de la Graza) to reconnect with her old partner Jake (Tate Donovan) and take another shot at solving one of her first cases at the Bureau."

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Tate Donovan as Jake Reed and Alana De La Garza as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille in 'FBI'
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The shows picks up after a short winter-break hiatus. In Episode 9, viewers left off watching the team help a teen, Trevor, who showed up to headquarters begging for protection from the men who shot his father. Things later went left as an undercover mission went south and Trevor begged his father to surrender, before he was ultimately shot and killed by police.

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Nina (Shantel VanSanten) also told Schola (John Boyd) that she was prepared to raise their unborn child alone and requested for him to sign paperwork that will allow her to have full control over the child. However, upon Nina's request for Schola to look over the paperwork, he decided against signing the papers.

John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola in 'FBI'
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'FBI: International' also returns after the OG series in January 2023.

Double the crime, double the entertainment. Folks who have been anticipating a new season of FBI: International are in luck. Per The Review Geek, the series is set to make its return with Episode 9 on Jan. 3, 2023, at 9 p.m. EST, following FBI.

Per the episode synopsis, "the team races through the streets of Budapest to put a halt to a major art heist about to be perpetrated by an American; Forrester grows angry as Dandridge watches every move the team makes."

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Heida Reed as Special Agent Jamie Kellett, Eva-Jane Willis as Europol Agent Megan “Smitty” Garretson, and Vinessa Vidotto as Special Agent Cameron Vo in 'FBI: International'
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This episode follows the Fly Team investigating the death of an American model in Milan in Episode 8. Interestingly, Dandrige (Michael Torpey) arrived looking for some visibility in regards to the case, which caught Kellett (Heida Reed) off guard.

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Since crime shows are on the brain, when will 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' make its return to the small screen?

The good news keeps on coming! According to NBC's blog, Law & Order: Organized Crime is set to make its return on Jan. 5, 2023, at 10 p.m. EST. And of course, we expect the viewership to be through the roof, given all that went down in Episode 9.

Danielle Moné Truitt as Ayanna Bell and Christopher Meloni and Elliot Stabler Law and Order: Organized Crime
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Anyone who tuned into Season 3, Episode 9 of Law & Order: Organized Crime titled "Last Christmas" can attest that it was one for the history books. Viewers watched Stabler (Christopher Meloni) giving Bell (Danielle Truitt) lip about taking her new gig, and issues with Robert Silas (John Doman) negotiating his surrender that ultimately led to gunfire.

Catch the midseason premieres of FBI and FBI International on Jan. 3, 2023, starting at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. The midseason premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime premieres Jan. 5, 2023 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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