After initially releasing in 2003, NCIS gained quite a massive fan after having an IMDb rating of 7.7/10. Even though the series was quite slow in garnering views in its early years, by the third season, it’d seen an adequate success and from the first one, it gained a place in the top five and has managed to hold it because.
The series is now in its 18th season and is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series.
NCIS is an American drama, after Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs because he directs his skilled staff from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in solving extreme criminal circumstances. The series aims to combine elements of both police procedural and army drama genres.
The show is currently in its 18th season and is gearing up for another season which will launch later this season. However, the latest season includes a significant shift.
The show, which had aired on CBS every Tuesday at 8 PM for eighteen years is now being shifted to a new slot. The striking series will now premiere on Mondays at 9 PM.
NCIS Season 19 Changes
According to Variety, it has been done to allow the network could rebrand Tuesdays as all-FBI nighttime. Hence, starting this September, the station will broadcast FBI at 8 PM, followed by FBI: International at 9 PM, and later FBI: Most Wanted at 10 PM.
In the same way, NCIS will probably be accompanied by a new spin-off series NCIS: Hawai’i on Mondays, making it an NCIS night. But, NCIS: Los Angeles will still air on Sundays at 9 PM.
This has previously been done by other networks also and has led them to gain an increase in viewership. It seems that CBS is also looking for a similar result out of this current choice.
Another change that the NCIS franchise has observed lately is that the casting of TV presenter Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant who will appear at NCIS Pearl Harbor. The actress shared the news on her Instagram saying that she felt greatly honored.