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CBS's flashy, action-packed 'S.W.A.T.' reboot will no doubt serve as comfort food to some viewers

CBS's flashy, action-packed 'S.W.A.T.' reboot will no doubt serve as comfort food to some viewers

Hey, "S.W.A.T." is back, with its chart-topping Barry De Vorzon opening theme, just in time to stop you wondering when the next 20th century cop show was going to get a 21st century reboot. It begins Thursday on CBS, where "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver" are already in progress.

Essentially a militarized police procedural, or perhaps a domesticated military drama, it fits right in with the fall's crop of special-ops shows — "SEAL Team," "Valor," "The Brave" — with their focus on unity-from-diversity, sexy hardware and specialized jargon. Characters here say soldier-y things like "Keep it clean," "Stay...

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