Monday, February 29, 2016

CBS Renews 'NCIS' for 2 More Seasons

CBS has renewed its original drama series NCIS for two more seasons, it was announced. The renewal comes on the heels of series star and executive producer Mark Harmon signing a new two-year deal. The renewal means the show will air on the network through the 2017-18 season.

"It's extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale," said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. "It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS's signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week.

Currently in its 13th season, NCIS is averaging 20.47 million viewers, up 4% from a year ago and on pace to finish the season as network television's #1 drama for the seventh consecutive year.

The cast for the current season includes Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum. The upcoming 14th season will be the first without Weatherly - who decided to exit the drama at the end of the current season.