CBS has announced that NCIS has been renewed for a 16th season, set to premiere this fall.
“It’s pretty simple – viewers everywhere love NCIS,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “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.”
Despite some recent cast turnover, which will include star Pauly Perrette at the end of season 15, NCIS remains a remarkable performer for CBS, averaging 17 million viewers and ranking as one of the most-watched series on the network’s digital platforms. Also a huge performer through traditional syndication, NCIS has spawned off-shoots based in Los Angeles and New Orleans, both of whom rank as likely renewals for CBS.
In lieu of their annual mass renewal, CBS has been slowly announcing its renewals for next season. NCIS joins SWAT, SEAL Team, and Mom in being recently renewed, while The Big Bang Theory was renewed well in advance and Young Sheldon was gifted an early renewal thanks to it stellar performance.
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8:00 on CBS.