After first releasing in 2003, NCIS gained quite a huge fan following with an IMDb rating of 7.7/10. Even though the series was rather slow in garnering views in its first years, from the third season, it’d seen an adequate success and from the sixth one, it gained a spot in the top five and has managed to take it since.
The series is now in its 18th season and will be the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series.
NCIS is an American drama, following Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs as he leads his skilled team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in resolving extreme criminal circumstances. The show aims to combine elements of the police procedural and army drama genres.
The series is now in its 18th season and is gearing up for another season that will release later this season. However, the newest season comes with a significant change.
The series, which had aired on CBS every Tuesday at 8 PM for two years is now being changed to a new slot. The hit series will now premiere on Mondays at 9 PM.
NCIS Season 19 Changes
This was achieved to allow the network could rebrand Tuesdays within all-FBI nighttime. Hence, starting this September, the station will air FBI at 8 PM, followed by FBI: International at 9 PM, and after FBI: Most Famous at 10 PM.
In the same way, NCIS will probably be accompanied by a brand new spin-off series NCIS: Hawai’i on Mondays, which makes it an NCIS night. However, NCIS: Los Angeles will still air on Sundays at 9 PM.
This has previously done by other networks too and has directed them to gain an increase in viewership. It seems that CBS is also looking for a similar result from this current choice.
Another change that the NCIS franchise has seen recently is that the casting of TV presenter Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant who will look in NCIS Pearl Harbor. The actress shared the information on her Instagram stating that she felt greatly honored.