A long-running drama series that has been a part of the television landscape for the better part of two decades has been renewed for its 17th season. CBS announced the renewal today for “NCIS” after star and executive producer Mark Harmon inked a new deal with series producer CBS TV Studios to remain on the procedural.
Season 17 will air during the 2019-2020 season.
“‘NCIS’ has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, in the announcement. “Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon. We are delighted that the show will remain a linchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”
The announcement adds: “In 2018-2019, ‘NCIS’ is averaging 16.0 million viewers and is the highest-rated drama and second-highest-rated series in all of television (behind only the CBS comedy ‘The Big Bang Theory’). On the digital front, ‘NCIS’ is one of the most-watched prime-time series across CBS’ digital platforms, including CBS All Access and in the Electronic Sell Through (EST) market. The series also continues to be a powerhouse in the global market, licensed in more than 200 territories.”
“NCIS” joins a list of CBS renewals for next season that includes “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds” and the freshman shows “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum P.I.”