The “NCIS” franchise is soon saying goodbye to one of its spinoff shows this spring.
“NCIS: New Orleans” helps showcase some of the distinct crime, culture, and current events unique to New Orleans. However, in February 2021, CBS announced that the series would not be renewed for an eighth season.
Season Finale of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’
The show will premiere its series finale on Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m. Right before that is the season finale of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” The series currently stars Scott Bakula, Rob Kerkovich, Charles Michael Davis, and Chelsea Field.
According to TV Line, CBS has announced a full line-up of all the finales (whether season or series) that are happening in the next few months. CBS recently said that the popular show, “Mom,” which has been on since 2013, is also ending with this final season.
“It has been our sincere pleasure and honor to work on this show and with this incredible cast and crew for over 150 episodes. As disappointed as we are to see NOLA end, we couldn’t be prouder of the work we’ve done and are grateful to the spectacular and resilient Crescent City that embraced us for seven wonderful years,” Executive Producers Christopher Silber and Jan Nash said, according to People.
“NCIS: New Orleans” had an interesting perspective due to its location in the heart of New Orleans. The city is known for good food, music, and culture.
According to Collider, the show has been steadily declining in its viewership. In fact, the seventh season of the show is the lowest-rated so far.
Other Shows in the Franchise
There is now another spinoff underway for the “NCIS” franchise. CBS may be putting out one show, but it’s clear “NCIS” is still getting attention on the network.
Christopher Silber, who was the showrunner for “NCIS: New Orleans” is now going to lead “NCIS: Hawaii.” There is limited information about the new spinoff. However, many fans are speculating that characters from “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” may be joining the cast of the show.
The show will likely film in Hawaii since the show has always been authentic to the locations in the title. Some fans are also curious about the connection between another CBS show, “Hawaii Five-O,” which is being canceled. There could be a crossover to attract fans to the new show or the cancellation could have been to make room for the new “NCIS” franchise.
Meanwhile, the flagship “NCIS” show is actually the longest-running show on CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is the most-watched series on television with over 15 million viewers. The show also costs a lot of money for CBS.
Recently, the news that Mark Harmon’s contract is expiring after this season came to light. Harmon’s character, Jethro Gibbs, is the backbone of the unit for the flagship show. He has said he would appear in a limited number of episodes. This would be so CBS doesn’t cancel the series, however, nothing has been clearly stated yet.