CBS will bring back two drama series that have been mainstays of the network’s prime-time slate, announcing pickups of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans” for the 2019-2020 season.
The renewals follow the recent renewal of the original “NCIS.”
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific ‘NCIS’ stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
“NCIS: New Orlieans,” starring Scott Bakula, is currently in its fifth season and is averaging almost 11 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” currently in its 10th season, stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. The series is also among the most-watched dramas on broadcast television and is Sunday’s top scripted series with an average of 10.1 million viewers.
Other renewals by CBS for next season have included “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds, “Bluebloods” and the freshman shows “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum P.I.”