‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Highly-Anticipated Series Premiere Airs Tonight: How to Watch

by Leanne Stahulak
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Today’s the day, “NCIS” fans. The flagship show returns for its 19th season tonight, while the new spin-off, “NCIS: Hawai’i,” debuts its first season on CBS.

The network’s been hyping up the new series all summer, showing behind-the-scenes photos of the cast on set and detailing all the new characters. Tonight, we’ll see star Vanessa Lachey’s Jane Tennant on screen for the first time. Tennant will be the first female Special-Agent-in-Charge in the “NCIS” franchise, just like Lachey is the first female lead.

The first episode of “NCIS: Hawai’i” premieres at 10/9 CT on CBS. But how can you watch the show if you don’t have cable anymore?

Luckily, there are several streaming options available. Primarily, CBS’s own service, Paramount+, guarantees viewers can tune in at the exact same time the show airs on cable. You can pay $4.99 a month for the basic plan, while the ad-free version costs $9.99 a month.

If you’re not interested in Paramount+, you can also watch the new spin-off on streaming platforms like FuboTV, Hulu LiveTV, YouTubeTV, and DirecTV stream. All cost about the same at about $65 per month.

All “NCIS” franchise shows are also available on CBS’s website. You still have to sign in with a TV provider to watch, but it means you can access the shows at any time. If 10 p.m. is too late to watch the new Hawaiian show tonight, it’ll still be there on the CBS website in the morning.

But from the looks of the promos and cast updates, it’s not gonna be a show you’ll wanna miss.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Hypes Up New Spin-Off Show

Recently, Lachey sat down with TV Insider to talk more about her dynamic character, Jane Tennant. In the show, Tennant doesn’t just lead the base as Special-Agent-in-Charge. She also raises a 15-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter, balancing work and home life.

“She is a strong woman doing it all: running this team, raising two children, giving herself credit, and respecting everything she’s done to get here,” Lachey said in the interview.

“They don’t just show her sitting behind a desk,” the actress added. “She’s out there and, yes, she asks her team to help out. She’s [all about] love of country and love of family, so I love that I get to bring that to the screen for everyone to watch.”

Speaking of the team, it sounds like Tennant is all about working together. Flying solo puts everything at risk in the show, as evidenced by a sneak peek in the trailer. But at the end of the day, Tennant’s team sticks together, according to “NCIS: Hawai’i” producer Christopher Silber.

“They’re like a family. Sometimes there’s going to be arguing and bickering,” Silber said. “[But] Jane sets a high bar and everyone falls in line.”