Was there ever any doubt NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles would be sticking around for another season? Not really. Today CBS confirmed both shows have earned renewal orders and will be part of the network’s 2019-2020 primetime season.
CBS announced earlier this month that NCIS, the show that spawned the spin-offs, would be returning for a 17th season.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” stated Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
NCIS: New Orleans season five has been averaging 11 million viewers each week. It’s also been taking the #1 spot against its time slot competition. NCIS: Los Angeles is enjoying its 10th season and ranks among the “most-watched dramas on broadcast television,” according to CBS. NCIS: LA is drawing in an average of 10.1 million viewers, enough to make it the top scripted series among the four major networks on Sunday nights.
CBS previously confirmed Young Sheldon, Mom, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood, and Magnum P.I. were renewed for the upcoming primetime season.
Scott Bakula leads the cast of NCIS: New Orleans season five which currently airs Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT. The cast also includes Lucas Black, Vanessa Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Rob Kerkovich, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, and CCH Pounder.
NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 10pm ET/PT and stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, and Renée Felice Smith also star in season 10.
The NCIS: Los Angeles Plot:
NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.
Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.
The NCIS: New Orleans Plot:
NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, a.k.a. “King,” a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is his longtime friend and colleague Special Agent Christopher Lasalle, who plays hard but works harder; tough and acerbic Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a former FBI Agent who was sent to New Orleans to investigate NCIS and upon completion joined Pride’s team; and Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund, a brilliant scientist who left the lab and, after much training, became an agent.
Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade, who is as eccentric as she is smart, and Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame, an animated and talented hacker. Joining the team this season is Special Agent Hannah Khoury, a seasoned agent who specializes in international counter-intelligence and has spent most of her career on overseas assignments. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride’s team is at its best.