CBS crime drama “NCIS: Los Angeles” was recently renewed for a 13th Season. However, the show has seen better days. As the series gears up for another season, season 12 is already seeing dips in ratings, with a fellow CBS drama taking the lead.
On Sunday, the show saw a drop in its viewers. According to TV Line, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received 5.4 million viewers compared to the earlier episode, which had 5.5.
During Sunday night’s episode titled, “Imposter Syndrome,” the team obtains a hard drive containing a realistic deep fake video of a deceased terrorist and must obtain the technology behind it. However, when the team’s comms are highjacked during their mission, they find that one of their own has been a victim of its potential,” according to its website.
However, fellow police show, “FBI” led the 18-49 rankings in primetime for adults, beating “NCIS,” which reportedly hit an all-time low in the age demographic.
‘NCIS: Hawaii’ Reportedly Set To Replace Previous Spinoff
Despite the ups and downs of the show’s ratings, fans should have nothing to worry about. In fact, CBS just gave the green light for a new “NCIS” spinoff “NCIS: Hawaii” for the 2021-22 broadcast season. Moreover, the addition of the new series will also reportedly replace “NCIS: New Orleans,” which is wrapping its seven-season.
CBS will also launch new installments of its three most-watched crime drama franchises next season, which include “CSI: Vegas,” “NCIS: Hawaii” and “FBI: International.”
Earlier, “NCIS: LA” was the only highly rated CBS drama series that was not given the go-ahead for a new season. However, the pending renewal was due to deals not finalized. Now, the upcoming seasons will see their usual stars: LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.
“NCIS: Hawaii” was created and will be produced by “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Christopher Silber and Jan Nash. Set in Hawaii, the series follows the first female Special Agent, set to be played by Vanessa Lachey. Her character is in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor.
Viewers will see her team as they balance duty with their families and jobs. Meanwhile, they must investigate crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the Aloha state.
In a recent social media post, Lachey opened up about how she feels about being the show’s first female lead. “Honored is an understatement! To join the franchise as the first female lead and to do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i… I still can’t believe it! Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work! #NCISHawaii.”