The procedural “NCIS: New Orleans” has found a cable home, with CBS announcing today that it has inked a deal licensing off-network syndication rights to the first three seasons to TNT. The cable channel also gets the rights to subsequent seasons of the show after they air on CBS.
Making the announcement was Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corp. “NCIS: New Orleans” premiered on TNT in early December.
In the announcement, Koondel said: “‘NCIS: New Orleans’ is the third series in a franchise that has had tremendous success in cable syndication (‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ air on USA Network), and it continues to be a huge hit for CBS. We have no doubt it will bring its vast and loyal audience to TNT — one of cable’s finest networks.”
The announcement adds: “‘NCIS: New Orleans’ has been a top 10 scripted broadcast drama during its entire run. Premiering in 2014-2015, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ finished the season as the #1 new show, and the most-watched new series in 10 years. Now in its fourth season, it continues to be a top 10 series averaging 12 million viewers.”
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios and executive produced by Brad Kern, James Hayman, Christopher Silber and Mark Harmon. The series was created by Gary Glasberg.