‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Fans Had a Total Meltdown Over Show’s Schedule Shakeup

by Jennifer Shea

“NCIS: Hawai’i” fans will have to wait until the end of the month for a new episode. The show is taking a few weeks off, but will return with a new episode on Monday, Nov. 29. And unfortunately, some fans are melting down over the schedule shakeup.

“We’re off for a few weeks but don’t worry,” the show tweeted on Nov. 8. “#NCISHawaii will be back with a new episode on 11/29.”

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Fans Melt Down Over Schedule Shakeup

Meanwhile, “NCIS: Hawai’i” fans were freaking out over the scheduling change. They posted scores of sad animal GIFs and complaints to Twitter.

“Gonna watch all the episodes again and again to cope,” one tweep posted.

“You will be missed,” yet another fan chimed in.

Earlier this season, CBS decided to switch “NCIS” from Tuesday nights to Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET. “NCIS: Hawai’i” debuted in the time slot immediately following it. Looks like fans have gotten used to getting their Monday night “NCIS” fix and don’t take well to interruptions.

Series Star Vanessa Lachey Considers Cast Her ‘Posse’

To tackle the role of Jane Tennant, star Vanessa Lachey moved her three kids to Hawai’i and threw herself into the team leader job, a position that had never before been occupied by a woman in “NCIS” franchise history.

Lachey believes her efforts to balance work and family life inform her portrayal of Tennant, the Sioux City Journal reports. Like her character, Lachey is struggling to have it all.

“Yesterday, for example, I went to work at 6:30 in the morning and I came home and it was around 9:45,” she recounted. “My oldest son was up and I walked right in and put him back down to bed because he had gotten up from a bad dream. Then, I had to do the dishes and study my lines for today’s work. For Jane, it’s her family as well as her country and work. I love that imitation.”

Lachey’s drive to go above and beyond at work has taken a toll, however. While they were filming the pilot, she suffered multiple injuries during a running scene.

“I did my Tom Cruise run,” she told the Sioux City Journal. “And then I pulled my knee, my groin, both my calves and, somehow, my arm. And it was three seconds in the pilot.”

Fortunately, Lachey had her “NCIS: Hawai’i” family to lean on for support. She said she enjoys “having our own little posse.” But at the same time, her posse is reportedly trying to start up a dodgeball tournament with the casts of “Magnum PI” and “Hawai’i Five-O.”

And who knows? Maybe they’ll have time for some dodgeball over the next few weeks, while the show is on hiatus. Game on.