CBS has announced that durable NCIS spinoffs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans have been renewed.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement Monday. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris [O’Donnell’, LL [Cool J], Scott [Bakula] and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
The news isn’t a surprise in either case, as both have strong syndication and international presences, both are part of the all-important NCIS franchise for CBS, and both have been solid in the ratings this season. In Live + Same Day demo, NCIS: Los Angeles is currently down 6% and averaging a 0.87; for its part, NCIS: New Orleans is down a respectable 17% and averaging a 0.81. Additionally, the two shows both draw more than 10 million viewers per week.
NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans join mothership NCIS, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, FBI, God Friended Me, and Magnum PI as CBS dramas getting an early pass to the 2019-20 season. Among the CBS dramas yet to have their fates announced are SWAT, SEAL Team, Bull, and Madam Secretary.
NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 9:00 on CBS, with the show moving to 10:00 starting next week. NCIS: New Orleans, meanwhile, airs Tuesdays at 10:00.