Scorpion (TV series)

The series title "Scorpion" in white letters on a black background
Developed byNick Santora
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes93 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Scott Manson
  • Troy Craig Poon
  • Clayton Townsend
  • Marco Black
  • Don Tardino
  • Rob Pearlstein
  • Agatha Aro Warren
  • Kevin J. Hynes
  • Adam Higgs
CinematographyGyula Pados
Ken Glassing
David J. Miller
Fernando Argüelles
  • Dylan Highsmith
  • Steven Sprung
  • Rosanne Tan
  • Eric Seaburn
  • J.J. Geiger
  • Heather McDougall
  • Peter Forslund
  • Anthony Miller
  • Christopher Petrus
Running time40–44 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture format16:9 Website

Scorpion (stylized as </SCORPION>) is an American action drama television series created by Nick Santora for CBS. The series stars Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jadyn Wong, among others. Loosely based on the life of its executive producer and self-proclaimed computer expert Walter O'Brien,[2] the series centers on O'Brien and his friends helping to solve complex global problems and save lives. The series premiered on September 22, 2014.[3][4] On October 27, 2014, CBS placed a full season episode order for the first season.[5] In March 2017, CBS renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on September 25, 2017.[6][7]

Scorpion received mixed reviews during its first season. The succeeding seasons achieved a more favorable reception. On May 12, 2018, CBS cancelled the series after four seasons.[8]


Scorpion is said to be the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats around the globe. Drawing on a diverse set of skills and experience such as coding, psychology, and engineering, they are able to solve these situations. The team tackles a variety of problems, many of which are extremely complicated. While they are frequently called into service by the Department of Homeland Security, they also accept work from private individuals and organizations.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings
First airedLast airedRankAve. viewership
(in millions)
122September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22)April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)1513.63[9]
224September 21, 2015 (2015-09-21)April 25, 2016 (2016-04-25)1712.05[10]
325October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)May 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)2210.65[11]
422September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)438.38[12]
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