NCIS 2023 Guide: How and When to Watch Every Series within the Franchise
The NCIS franchise has been a trademark of the police procedural style since its CBS debut almost 20 years in the past. The unique sequence has branched out with a number of spin-offs, emulating earlier procedural franchises corresponding to Law & Order and CSI. The franchise has collectively produced almost 1,000 episodes and has aired in a number of nations world wide. With these a number of variations comes a number of timeslots, so protecting observe of when and the place every sequence airs will be complicated.
In current years, a well-liked pattern amongst broadcast networks entails scheduling franchises with a number of sequence collectively on the identical evening. NBC was the primary to do that for “Chicago Wednesday” in 2018 with Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. They would later do the identical on Thursdays with the iconic Law & Order franchise. CBS adopted swimsuit and arrange the FBI franchise on Tuesdays. Strangely sufficient, NCIS has by no means had all of its sequence scheduled for a similar day. Given the franchise’s longevity and comparatively excessive rankings, this will seem to be a missed alternative for CBS.
Here, we’ll take a look at the present airing sequence, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NCIS: Hawai’i, in addition to the upcoming spin-off NCIS: Sydney, and the place and when audiences can watch them.
The flagship sequence within the franchise, the unique NCIS, has been airing since September 23, 2003, and is at the moment in its landmark twentieth season. One of the highest-rated reveals in its heyday, it was one of many final broadcast sequence that would nonetheless obtain greater than 10 million stay viewers in recent times. In truth, not a single episode dropped beneath 10 million viewers till season 18.
Mark Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs led the Major Case Response Team on the real-life Naval Criminal Investigative Service for 19 of the present’s 20 seasons. Harmon exited the series in 2021, resulting in Gary Cole changing him as Alden Parker.
For its first 18 seasons, NCIS aired in a single timeslot, Tuesdays at 8 pm on CBS. It was one of many longest uninterrupted airings of 1 sequence in the identical timeslot in American broadcasting historical past. However, the addition of “FBI Tuesdays” within the fall of 2021 necessitated a change for the Tuesday stalwart. NCIS moved to Mondays at 9 pm following sitcoms The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola. While rankings declined with the Monday transfer, they improved on how CBS fared within the timeslot in earlier TV seasons.
Viewers can watch new episodes of NCIS stay on CBS Monday nights at 9 pm. Paramount+ subscribers may additionally stay stream the sequence when it airs or catch the brand new episodes when they’re added the following day. The first 15 seasons are additionally out there on Netflix. Viewers can watch NCIS on Hulu as properly if they’ve the stay TV bundle. Episodes will be bought on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, or seen at no cost on Pluto TV. The sequence will also be seen on Philo, YouTube TV, Google Play, or Vudu.
NCIS: Los Angeles
The first spin-off of the primary sequence, NCIS: Los Angeles, debuted in 2009 and is at the moment in its 14th season. Los Angeles follows NCIS’s Office of Special Projects brokers primarily based in Los Angeles. Chris O’Donnell leads the forged as G. Callen, the agent-in-charge of the OSP. Daniela Ruah seems as Agent Kensi Blye, and LL Cool J stars as Sam Hanna.
When NCIS: Los Angeles premiered, it was given the Tuesday 9 pm slot instantly after the primary sequence. It loved related excessive rankings in that slot earlier than it was relocated in 2014 to make room for the then-new NCIS: New Orleans (at the moment the one sequence within the franchise to have ended). Los Angeles was relegated to Monday nights at 10 pm, the place rankings considerably suffered. Two seasons later, rankings rebounded barely when it was moved to Sunday nights at 8 pm.
LA nonetheless airs on Sunday nights in the present day, although the timeslot has jumped from 8 to 9, then again to eight and again to 9 earlier than settling at 10 pm this season. However, a number of episodes within the fall have been pushed again or outright postponed when soccer runs over, leading to some broadcasts beginning as late as 10:30 pm.
Viewers can watch new episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles stay on CBS on Sunday nights at 10 pm if there isn’t a soccer delay. Paramount+ subscribers can stay stream the sequence when it airs or catch the brand new episodes when they’re added the following day. Viewers can watch Los Angeles on Hulu with the stay TV bundle. Episodes will be bought on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, or seen at no cost on Pluto TV. The sequence can be out there to observe on fuboTV, Roku, YouTube TV, Google Play, Sling, Vudu, and Apple TV+.
The latest entry within the franchise, NCIS: Hawai’i, premiered in 2021, a much-needed addition to CBS’s expansive Hawaii-based police procedurals ( you, Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I.). Vanessa Lachey stars as Jane Tennant, the primary feminine officer-in-charge of the NCIS base in Hawaii.
Hawai’i airs Mondays at 10 pm on CBS, instantly following the flagship present. Paramount+ subscribers can stay stream the sequence when it airs or catch the brand new episodes when they’re added the following day. Viewers can watch Hawai’i on Hulu with its stay TV bundle. Episodes will be bought on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, or seen at no cost on Pluto TV. The sequence can be out there to observe on Google Play, Apple TV+, Vudu, FuboTV, and YouTube TV.
Currently, whereas the franchise is cut up between Sunday and Monday nights, CBS is attempting out a check “NCIS-verse” evening in January. All three sequence will cross over for the first time and air collectively on Monday, January 2. If that crossover works, we would see “NCIS Mondays” someday sooner or later.
In 2023, NCIS will develop with its first international-based sequence. NCIS: Sydney will be produced in Australia and air on the nation’s Network 10. Sydney will then be out there to stream worldwide on Paramount+ someday after its Australian debut.