NCIS Season 19 Updates: When the long-running series returns, it will have a new look. When NCIS returns for its 19th season later this year, fans should expect a lot of changes.
The hit series will switch to Mondays, where it will air at a new time of 9 pm and lead into the new spin-off NCIS: Hawai’i, after 18 years on CBS’s 8 pm Tuesday slot.
The news comes just weeks after Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Jethro Leroy Gibbs since season one, announced that, amid rumors to the contrary, he will return to the program.
According to Variety, the network decided to rebrand Tuesdays as an all-FBI night by moving the long-running series from the time slot it had occupied for almost two decades. As a result, beginning in September, the main series FBI will air at 8 p.m., followed by FBI: International at 9 p.m., and FBI: Most Wanted at 10 p.m.
NCIS Season 19 Updates
Similarly, NCIS and the new series NCIS: Hawai’i will make Mondays NCIS night on the channel (even though NCIS: Los Angeles will continue to air at 9 pm on Sundays).
It’s not an unusual choice to devote whole nights to a single franchise. For the past few years, One Chicago’s shows – Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med – have dominated NBC’s Wednesday night schedule, occupying all three hours of evening primetime.
According to Cinema Blend, “all three series’ figures have enjoyed a lift and have remained relatively stable” since the switch.
CBS seems to be trying to duplicate the success, as network president Kelly Kahl told Variety: “These franchises succeed if you look at the evidence of what works. They also serve on a variety of occasions. They have relatively decent live ratings, good delayed streaming, and they stream reasonably well. ”
The NCIS franchise has undergone some significant changes this year. Although it was revealed in February that NCIS: New Orleans will be canceled after the current season, the new series NCIS: Hawai’i would be the first to feature a female lead and set outside of the United States.
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Vanessa Lachey, an actor, and TV host has been cast in the role of Jane Tennant, a female officer who rose through the ranks to become NCIS Pearl Harbour’s first female Special Agent in Charge.
“NCIS,” starring Mark Harmon, will return for its NCIS Season 19. “Blue Bloods,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Bull,” and “Magnum PI” have all been renewed by the network.
It was not a foregone conclusion that “NCIS” would be renewed for a 19th season, as Harmon had debated quitting the long-running procedural, effectively ending the program. This year, “NCIS: New Orleans” will come to a close after seven seasons, and the network is working on a Hawaii-set spinoff.
The other CBS “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” is now awaiting an announcement about whether or not it will be renewed for a 12th season. “All Rise,” “B Positive,” “Blood & Treasure,” “Clarice,” “SEAL Team,” “The Unicorn,” and “United States of Al” have yet to receive a decision from CBS. The second season of “Evil,” which was commissioned in 2019, has yet to air.