‘NCIS’: Here’s Why the Latest Seasons of CBS Program Won’t Be Added to Netflix

by Anna Dunn

NCIS has found itself in the middle of the streaming war, and its most recent seasons won’t be coming to Netflix any time soon. This is unfortunate for Netflix subscribers looking for a good old-fashioned summer re-watch. Currently, you’re only able to watch the JAG episode that started the spinoff through season 15.

CBS has its own streaming service now. Originally called CBS All Access, the re-branded Paramount+ has already taken Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O from Netflix. Fans are lucky that NCIS remains on Netflix at all, but that will likely change when the streaming service’s deal with the show runs out.

As of now, all episodes of NCIS are available to stream on Paramount+. The streaming service is $4.99 a month with ads and $9.99 a month without ads.

‘NCIS’ Season 19 Is In Production

The filming of the 19th season of NCIS is underway. July 15th marked their first official day of production, with writer Christopher J Walid showing off the title page of the premiere episode script. The show’s Instagram has even started dropping behind-the-scenes pictures, with the most recent pic of Jimmy Palmer’s glasses.

A lot is going on with this cast, but soon, everyone will have to come back to set to start filming. Well, everyone except for Emily Wickersham. Fans are devastated that long-time Ellie Bishop actress won’t be returning. In the season 18 finale, Ellie gave Torres a goodbye kiss before leaving the squad for good to go undercover. It was a devastating blow to fans.

On top of that, Mark Harmon won’t be on set that much for this season. He’ll only appear in a handful of episodes, as he reportedly wanted to exit right after season 18. ‘

Additionally, Gary Cole and Katrina Law will join the cast as regulars. The two will play NCIS Special Agents Alden Park and Jessica Knight. It’s been cautioned that Cole isn’t supposed to be a replacement for Mark Harmon, but some still speculate he might be. That’ll likely become more clear when the season premieres, but the NCIS showrunner is thrilled to have them on board.

“We haven’t shot a single frame quite yet, but with the addition of Gary Cole and Katrina Law to the cast, this is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet. Going into season 19, we are excited to have new characters and stories to tell that adds to and reenergizes the world we’ve come to love over the 400+ episodes,” Showrunner Steven J. Binder told Deadline last month.

When Season 19 Will Arrive

Season 19 of NCIS will premiere on Monday, September 20th at 9 pm. It marks a major timeslot change for the hit show, meaning it may have to compete with Monday Night Football. It’ll serve as a lead-in to its brand new spinoff series NCIS: Hawai’i, which will premiere on the same day.