NCIS isn’t going anywhere anytime soon: CBS on Monday renewed the long-running procedural for Season 14 and 15.
“It’s extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, in a statement. “It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS’s signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week.”
The two-year pickup came after CBS inked a new deal (also for two years) with leading man Mark Harmon.
NCIS this season is averaging 17.1 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating — ranking No. 1 and No. 5 among all broadcast dramas. Those tallies swell to 21 mil and 3.2 with Live+7 DVR playback.
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For Season 14, NCIS is aiming to add two series regulars — including a female FBI Special Agent who has recently transferred to D.C. from New York City’s Counter-Terrorism Unit. The fresh blood is intended to fill the void left by Michael Weatherly, who is departing the show in May after 13 seasons.
In a recent TVLine poll, 32 percent of respondents expressed their wish that Weatherly’s Tony reunite with former agent Ziva David (played by Cote de Pablo) before riding off into the sunset, while 22 percent preferred to see him leave D.C. to head up his own NCIS team elsewhere.