‘NCIS’ Pauses Production, ‘NCIS: LA’ Pushes Restart As TV Series Face Mass Delays & Shutdowns Amid Omicron Surge

Exactly a year after the winter 2021 COVID surge delayed post-holiday break return to production on most TV shows, the omicron variant’s ultra wide spread is once again interrupting TV production. According to sources, NCIS has paused production after a positive test in Zone A, which includes the cast and those interacting with them. The case is believed to involve a cast member. For now, the intention is still for the show to resume filming with the NCIS: Hawai’i crossover episode next week but plans are all in flux amid the unprecedented infection rates. Meanwhile, NCIS: LA has delayed return to production until February, sources say.

Mark Harmon Exits ‘NCIS’ After 18 Seasons

Monday’s episode of NCIS was Mark Harmon’s final one as the lead of the long-running CBS procedural. He exits the show after 18 years of playing Leroy Jethro Gibbs, dating back to the character’s introduction on JAG in 2003. Though Harmon is leaving the series, CBS’s longest-running and most watched current scripted show, executive producer and showrunner Steven D. Binder left the door open for Gibbs to return sometime in the future.

‘NCIS’ Boss Talks Mark Harmon’s Status

The good news:  Leroy Jethro Gibbs is indeed alive and well. But is he ready to rejoin his NCIS team?

Mark Harmon Eyes Very Limited Presence In Season 19

CBS’s decision to keep the specifics of NCIS star Mark Harmon‘s alleged “limited” Season 19 commitment under wraps is beginning to make sense. Multiple sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Harmon is slated to appear in a relatively small number of episodes next season. One insider close to the CBS procedural said: “It’s going to be in the low single digits.” Another source says the actor will make only “a few” appearances throughout the season.

Longtime ‘NCIS’ Regular Confirms Exit Following Season 18 Finale

Netflix’s ‘NCIS’ Off-Net Run Tops Nielsen’s Streaming Ratings

Video streaming is in an increasingly serious post-pandemic slump as far as original series hits … except for maybe Mare of Easttown on HBO Max, which Nielsen still refuses to measure.

‘NCIS’ Renewed For Season 19 With Harmon

NCIS will return for its 19th season with star Mark Harmon aboard, CBS announced on Thursday. Additionally, the network renewed Blue Bloods, S.W.A.T., Bull and Magnum PI.

Katrina Law Joins ‘NCIS’ As Potential Series Regular For Season 19

‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: L.A.’ Set Tentative Start Dates

Broadcast TV series are very slowly and cautiously heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic. CBS drama stalwart NCIS and spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles have been assigned tentative dates to start production on their upcoming seasons under strict COVID-19 protocols — Sept. 9 for the mothership series and Sept. 3 for NCIS: L.A. Both series, produced by CBS TV Studios, film in Los Angeles.

NCIS: Cote de Pablo’s Return As Ziva Will Last Longer Than We Thought

Pauley Perrette: ‘Terrified’ Of Mark Harmon

Just over a year after first cryptically alluding to “multiple physical assaults” on the NCIS set, Pauley Perrette has shed more light on her claims — and in doing do put series lead Mark Harmon in the crosshairs.

‘NCIS’ Renewed By CBS For Season 17

The renewal comes after NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new agreement with the series’ producer, CBS TV Studios, to continue on the long-running crime procedural.

Diona Reasonover Upped To ‘NCIS’ Regular

‘NCIS’ Renewed By CBS For Season 16

NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new two-year agreement to continue on the CBS/CBS TV Studios series. With him on board, the long-running crime procedural drama has been renewed for the 2018-19 broadcast season.

Pauley Perrette Leaving ‘NCIS’ After 15 Seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette says she’s leaving the CBS crime drama after this season following 15 years on the show. Perrette plays pigtailed forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the CBS show. She confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter on Wednesday, writing that “there have been all kinds of false rumors as to […]

‘NCIS’ Casts Maria Bello As Series Regular

Jennifer Esposito Leaving ‘NCIS’ After One Season

‘NCIS’ EPs To Succeed Glasberg As Showrunners

‘NCIS’ Remembers Showrunner Gary Glasberg

Gary Glasberg, ‘NCIS’ Showrunner Dies At 50

Gary Glasberg, the longtime showrunner of CBS’s NCIS and creator of spinoff NCIS: New Orleans, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. CBS said he died in his sleep.

Jennifer Exposito Set As New ‘NCIS’ Regular

Wilmer Valderrama Joins CBS’s ‘NCIS’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says Wilmer Valderrama is joining the cast of “NCIS” as a character who’s charismatic but unpredictable. In a statement Thursday, “NCIS” executive producer Gary Glasberg said fans will get to see the actor in a new light. Valderrama gained attention on the sitcom “That ’70s Show.” He has drama credits […]

‘NCIS’ Casts Duane Henry As Possible Regular


‘NCIS’ Leads CBS To A Tuesday Night Win

Although NBC’s The Voice rated highest with adults 25-54, CBS topped Tuesday’s primetime ratings, largely propelled by its 8 p.m. drama NCIS, which drew the night’s largest total audience.

‘NCIS’ Renewed For Two More Seasons

NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon has closed a new two-year deal with CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the hit CBS drama. With Harmon on board, the veteran crime procedural has been renewed for two seasons, matching Harmon’s deal term.

‘NCIS’ Shocker: Michael Weatherly Leaving

NCIS favorite Michael Weatherly is exiting the CBS drama after 13 seasons. The actor will make his final appearance as Special Agent Tony DiNozzo at the end of this season.

NCIS Casts Jamie Bamber As Bishop’s Husband

CBS Must Pay $10.4 Million In ‘NCIS’ Death

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has ordered CBS to pay $10.4 million in connection with the death of a security guard who was killed in an freak accident on the set of NCIS in Santa Clarita, Calif.

The Continuing Power Of Traditional TV

Years after the rise of Netflix and YouTube, traditional television is thriving. Americans are watching more broadcast and cable television than ever — five hours a day — and they are simply adding more time with videos by watching online.

CBS Sued Over Farting Hippo From ‘NCIS’

‘NCIS’ Named Most-Watched Drama In The World

Five ‘NCIS’ Stars Sign New Contracts

Ralph Waite To Be Honored In ‘NCIS’ Season Finale

‘NCIS’ Season Finale To Address Ralph Waite’s Death

Scott Bakula Nabs Lead In ‘NCIS’ New Orleans Spinoff

Fox Japan Plans 234-Episode ‘NCIS’ Marathon

CBS Developing New Orleans NCIS Spinoff


‘Big Bang,’ ‘NCIS’ Lead Poll Of Favorite Shows

CBS’s position as the network with the most viewers is amplified in a new poll that has four of its shows topping the list of America’s favorites. Based on the Harris poll of nearly 2,300 adults, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Criminal Minds and CSI lead the rundown.

Cote De Pablo Leaving CBS’s ‘NCIS’

On Wednesday, CBS confirmed that Cote de Pablo is not coming back for the 11th season of the network’s hit drama NCIS this fall, although she will appear long enough for her character Ziva David to finish out her storyline. CBS and producer CBS TV Studios said in a joint statement that the decision was de Pablo’s to end her eight-year  run on the show.

‘NCIS’ Renewed As Harmon Extends Contract

A ratings bockbuster for CBS, NCIS — which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. — has been television’s top scripted drama since the 2009-2010 season. In its current 10th season, the program has been averaging a 4.2 rating/12 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, and 21.5 million total viewers, a 7% increase over last year.