NCIS Season 20 sees the changes made at the end of season 18 and the beginning of season 19, as Gary Cole (Alden Parker), replacing Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs), wins over the team and the audience. Its new leader, and Katrina Law (Jessica Knight) replaces Emily Wickersham (Ellie Bishop), who exited at the end of season 18, as the female member of the team.
- Yes, NCIS will definitely be back for Season 21 – and maybe even for a hundred years after that…
- As the third longest-running scripted, non-animated primetime TV show in America, NCIS isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
- In fact, it may even qualify as the longest running scripted show of all time, where it currently ranks seventh.
- We’ll keep this page updated with all the latest NCIS Season 21 news as we hear more.
NCIS usually debuts each new season in the autumn, but due to the strike organized by SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America, season 21 will take longer than expected to arrive.
New episodes will air in the US on February 12, 2024 but a UK release date has not yet been decided. However, we do know that it will air on Disney Plus.
Season 21 will be the shortest in the show’s history due to delays in filming due to the strike and its inability to begin during the summer. Although CBS has not yet confirmed the official episode count, it is expected that most broadcast shows will only have 10-13 episodes this season. This is a significant reduction from the usual 20–24 episodes per season, marking a departure from the standard format of CBS’s longest-running dramas.
Why NCIS season 21 is expected to be the shortest in the show’s history?
Filming delays due to strikes did not begin until the summer, causing CBS to plan only 10–13 episodes, half the standard number, making it the shortest season.
Why will actor David McCallum not be a part of NCIS Season 21, and how will the show address his absence?
David McCallum, who played Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, died in September 2023. Season 21 will be the first without him, and the show will navigate this change.