With season 19 of the hit CBS series NCIS set to premiere this fall, fans of the long-running series have received an update of what’s to come this upcoming season, including when the show will now air.
According to Good Housekeeping, the new season of NCIS will now premiere on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET instead of its usual Tuesday slot. The show will be available live on CBS, as well as streaming services, including YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and fuboTV. It will also be on Paramount+ the next day.
NCIS is described as a police procedural TV series that centers around a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigate Service (NCIS). Mark Harmon stars as the series’ team lead, Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Others starring on NCIS are Wilmer Valderrama, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and Sean Murray. Emily Wickersham, who was Ellie Bishop for eight seasons, recently confirmed that she is leaving the cast.
NCIS and Los Angeles Gets Renewed While New Orleans Spin-off Ends
In April 2021, it was revealed that CBS officially renewed NCIS as well as its spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles. The network reported in February 2021, that NCIS: New Orleans’ seventh season is the series’ final season, with it concluding on May 23, 2021.
Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, previously discussed the reason behind the network’s decision canceled the show in an interview with Deadline. She reveals in the interview that NCIS: New Orleans had run its course on the network. She compared the program to the also canceled MacGyver as well.
“Every year you evaluate what is making the strongest statement for your schedule. And what gives you the best circulation, what will bring you the most numbers of viewers. You ask that question for pretty much every show every year. How can we make the schedule as strong as we can in the fall? And that leads to some tough decisions,” Kahl explains about NCIS: New Orleans cancellation.
CBS also announced the upcoming spin-off of NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i.
NCIS: Hawai’i Spin-Off Officially Kicks Off Production
Meanwhile, the crew of the franchise’s upcoming spin-off, NCIS: Hawai’i, recently announced the show is officially in production. As previously reported, the upcoming naval crime-drama show shared a group photo to announce the exciting news with the caption, “Aloha! Production has officially started on #NCISHawaii. See you this fall on @CBSand @ParamountPlus.”
Vanessa Lachey, Noah Mills, Jason Antoon, Yasmine Al-Bustami, and Tori Anderson are starring in the series. The show is set to follow the first female Special Agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant. Lachey is playing the role of Tennant and her team will investigate high-stake crimes with military personnel. In addition to the national security and mysteries of the island state itself.
Vanessa Lachey recently spoke about making history in the NCIS franchise as the first female lead. “Honored is an understatement! To join the NCIS franchise as the first female lead and to do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i…” Vanessa explains. “I still can’t believe it! Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work! #NCISHawaii.”
The new spinoff is set to air on Monday nights on CBS. The show will also be available on Paramount+.