CBS’ procedural NCIS isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The network announced that it’s renewing the highly successful series for season 17 which will air in the 2019-20 season. This comes after the show’s lead star and executive producer Mark Harmon inked a new deal to continue his involvement in the series.
Despite airing for 16 years, NCIS continues to remain big ratings draw for CBS. The series currently averages around 16.0 million viewers during season 16 and is networks’ leading drama and second most-watched program behind The Big Bang Theory.
“NCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon. We are delighted that the show will remain a lynchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”
The finale of NCIS‘ 16th season will air on May 21, 2019.
Although there is no official confirmation, the series’ spinoffs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, who are currently in their 10th and fifth season respectively, are expected to be renewed as well.