Dick Wolf knows how to build a procedural franchise. On Tuesday, September 21, when CBS returns with his latest series, FBI and FBI: Most Wanted, it will be adding a third show to the set with FBI: International. FBI centers on inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI: Most Wanted is about the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force, a small team designed to track and capture notorious fugitives on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. The new series, FBI: International, is set in Budapest, where the FBI’s International Fly Team are charged with locating threats against Americans, well, internationally. Like his Law & Order and Chicago franchises, there are likely to be numerous cross-over and multi-series storylines.
The “block” of FBI shows starts Tuesday, September 21, at 8 p.m ET/7 p.m. CT, with FBI, followed by FBI: Most Wanted at 9 p.m., and then premiering the new FBI: International at 10 p.m. Here is our guide to watching the FBI block on CBS:
- When Does the FBI block air: Tuesdays, beginning September 21, with FBI at 8 p.m., FBI: Most Wanted at 9 p.m., and FBI: Intertional premiering at 10 p.m.
- What Network: CBS
- Best Way to Watch: Paramount+ (Free Trial) provides access to CBS so you can watch new episodes. Paramount+ also provides on-demand streaming access to the previous season of FBI (season 3) and FBI: Most Wanted (season 2). Earlier seasons are only available to purchase through sites like Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes.
How To Watch the FBI shows for Free
Before we look at the pay services that carry CBS in their channel lineup, let’s look at three free options to watch FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International without cable.
One free option to watch the FBI shows is through your local CBS affiliate using a TV antenna. You can pick up an inexpensive antenna like the GE Ultra Edge for around $20. This antenna has a money-back guarantee, so it’s no risk if it’s unable to pick up your local CBS station. Check out our guide on how to choose the best TV antenna for more information.
Free Trials to Pay Services
The following section covers the various streaming services that carry local CBS in their channel lineup, allowing you to watch the FBI series premeires live through them. Each of these services offers a free trial period to try out the service. Keep in mind not all of these services carry CBS in every market in the country, so you may not be able to take advantage of each one, but you can take advantage of the following free trial offers to check out the premieres of all three FBI shows before making a choice:
- Paramount+ – Streams CBS in 99% of the country and offers a 7-day free trial.
- Hulu Live TV – Streams CBS in nearly every TV market in the U.S. and offers a 7-day free trial
- YouTube TV – Streams CBS in nearly every TV market in the U.S. and offers a 1-week free trial.
- FuboTV – Streams CBS in 95% of the U.S. and offers a 1-week free trial
Utilizing the free trials from each of these services can get you a whole month of CBS free. Read on to learn a little more about each of these streaming services.
How to Stream FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International
Below are the streaming services that offer a live broadcast of CBS so you’ll be able to watch all three FBI shows live. Be sure to check out a comparison of live TV streaming services for more information.
In addition to CBS streaming exclusive programming, Paramount+ provides live network streaming in most U.S. local markets, meaning you’ll get the local broadcast of FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International. To see if your local CBS channel is available on their service, you can check out their free trial. In addition, you can find a running tally of all the local markets offering live CBS on our review of Paramount+.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live streaming as well through Hulu Live TV. Therefore, you can watch FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International live as they airs with a subscription to Hulu live TV. To see if live CBS is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
You can read all about it in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV here.
How Much?: The Hulu + Live TV base package starts at $64.99 per month.
YouTube TV is another excellent option to watch the FBI shows. The price of their service is $64.99. You can sign up for their free trial. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information.
Locations CBS Offered: Live CBS is offered in every TV market in the US except Rochester-Mason City-Austin Market in Iowa and Minnesota.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
FuboTV is another excellent streaming service to watch the FBI series. Their service costs $64.99 per month, and they offer a 1-week free trial. You can learn more about their service in our review of FuboTV.
You can also watch FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International via DIRECTV Stream, which offers live CBS in their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. In addition, they offer a free trial to allow you to make sure CBS is available in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV Stream.
Locations CBS Offered: Neally everywhere in the US.
How Much: $69.99 per month through their “Entertainment” package.
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