‘NCIS’ Gets a Season 16 Renewal Order with Mark Harmon Extending His Deal

NCIS Renewed for Season 16

Mark Harmon stars in ‘NCIS’ (Photo © 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

CBS’s popular NCIS will be back for a sixteenth season as just announced by the network. The series is CBS’s #1 drama and has been averaging 17 million viewers over season 15. According to CBS, NCIS is “one of the top five most-watched shows on broadcast television” and holds the most-watched drama series in the world title.

Season 16 will air during the 2018-2019 primetime season.

The renewal announcement came with the news that series star Mark Harmon has committed to continuing his involvement as both lead actor and executive producer. The cast of season 15 includes Sean Murray as Special Agent Timothy McGee, Emily Wickersham as NCIS Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, Pauley Perrette as Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto, Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nickolas “Nick” Torres, Maria Bello as Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, and Duane Henry as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves.

“It’s pretty simple – viewers everywhere love NCIS,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, commenting on the renewal. “This show speaks to viewers of all ages, in all parts of the country and around the world. NCIS’ amazing characters and terrific storytelling result in some of TV’s most passionate fans. Of course, none of this would be possible without an outstanding production team, and talented cast led by the incomparable and absolutely tireless Mark Harmon. We’re thrilled he is returning as the centerpiece of the show, and we could not be more excited for NCIS’ 16th season.”

The NCIS Plot: NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee, an MIT graduate with a brilliance for computers; NCIS Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation; the charismatic, unpredictable and resilient NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres, who has spent most of his career on solo undercover assignments; NCIS Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane, who built her reputation as the agency’s premier forensic psychologist and enjoys challenging Gibbs; and MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves, a successful and clever international agent who’s on loan to NCIS as a terror liaison.

Assisting the team is the energetic forensic specialist Abby Sciuto, a talented scientist whose sharp mind matches her unconventional style and eclectic tastes; medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, who knows it all because he’s seen it all – and he’s not afraid to let you know it; and Ducky’s protégé, the naïve Jimmy Palmer, who recently graduated from assistant to fully licensed medical examiner. Overseeing operations is NCIS Director Leon Vance, an intelligent, highly trained agent who can always be counted on to shake up the status quo. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.


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