Following the renewal for the original NCIS series, CBS has also handed out renewals to spin-offs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. Los Angeles will return for its eleventh season, while New Orleans will be back for season six.
CBS had been expected to pick up both shows for the 2019-2020 season. NCIS: Los Angeles is averaging 10.1 million viewers in its Sunday night time-slot, while NCIS: New Orleans is averaging almost 11 million viewers each week.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,”, Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement announcing the renewals. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
Rather than handing out an early mass renewal in March to their top performing shows as in years past, CBS, now under new leadership, has been taking a more deliberative approach. They have already handed out renewals to the aforementioned NCIS, Young Sheldon, Mom, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and Magnum P.I.
NCIS: Los Angeles initially airs in the UK on Sky One, who are currently airing the show’s tenth season on Sunday nights. FOX UK, who are the long-time first run UK home to the original NCIS, recently wrangled the rights to NCIS: New Orleans away from Channel 5. FOX UK has aired the fourth season of the Scott Bakula fronted spin-off, with season five expected to follow this summer.