‘NCIS’: Entire Franchise Picked Up for Another Season on CBS

by Shelby Scott

The “NCIS” franchise has had fans on edge throughout the current seasons. The flagship series said goodbye to beloved patriarchal character Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon). Over on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the California-based team works to locate their witty and mysterious leader, Hetty Lange. As for rookie show “NCIS: Hawai’i,” we’re just happy to know CBS has found success with series lead Vanessa Lachey. Now though, “NCIS” fans across the board can breathe a sigh of relief as CBS has officially picked up the entire franchise for a brand new season for the 2022-2023 year.

“NCIS” prepares to mark yet another milestone in its tenure on the network. This coming fall will see the procedural drama marks its 20th season on the air. As such, “NCIS” will tie with the classic television series, “Gunsmoke,” as one of the longest-running series in history.

Meanwhile, “NCIS: Los Angeles” sees approval for the production of season 14. And “NCIS: Hawai’i” will surely gain stronger footholds within the franchise in season two.

Of the “NCIS” franchise season renewal, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said, “‘NCIS,’ one of the most popular and enduring series in the world, and fan-favorite ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ have been hugely successful on the CBS schedule for years.”

With the inclusion of “NCIS: Hawai’i” in the franchise’s renewal, Kahl continued, “we are able to expand the strength of this formidable franchise across our schedule. We couldn’t be more excited to have all three talented casts and creative teams back to bring more compelling ‘NCIS’ stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the globe.”

Australian Version of ‘NCIS’ to Debut in 2023

The “NCIS” franchise sees monumental success as we prepare for yet another season of our favorite procedural dramas. But now, the show has become such a hit, The Guardian reports a localized version will debut in Sydney, Australia. As such, it will become the first country outside of the United States to air its own series of the procedural show.

So far, the cast of the Australia-based “NCIS” series has remained unannounced. However, Paramount Plus and Network Ten have promised the new show will spotlight both Australian stories and talent. Additionally, the Sydney spin-off of the successful American franchise will see participation from executive producer of the franchise original “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” creator Shane Brennan.

The new spin-off plans to feature Australian stories and cast members (as it should). But, the outlet said the Sydney-based drama will air globally as its flagship show does. So, in addition to new seasons of “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “NCIS: Hawai’i,” we’ll also travel the globe to see how our favorite investigative service performs in Australia.

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