CBS Announces Fate of NCIS

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NCIS is sticking around at CBS. 

In the least surprising renewal news of the season, the procedural drama has been renewed for Season 17. 

“NCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement.

Ellie Confronts Gibbs - NCIS Season 16 Episode 13

“Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon,” Kahl continued.

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“We are delighted that the show will remain a lynchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”

The series remains a solid option in the ratings. NCIS Season 16 is currently averaging 12.2 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in the demo based on Live+SD measures. 

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These figures swell to 16.1 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating in Live+7 DVR metrics. 

CBS has already renewed Criminal Minds (for a final season), FBI, God Friended Me, Magnum P.I., Young Sheldon, Mom, and The Neighborhood. 

There are even plans for an FBI spinoff to launch next season. The network aired a backdoor pilot for the potential series just last week. 

The network has yet to make a decision about Fam, Man with a Plan, NCIS: Los Angeles, Happy Together, Murphy Brown, NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, SEAL Team, SWAT, Bull, MacGyver, The Code, Madam Secretary, Ransom and Life in Pieces. 

Searching for the Truth - NCIS Season 16 Episode 14

NCIS continues next Tuesday with an episode titled "Hail & Farewell."

Here's the official logline:

NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine Major believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon after human remains are discovered at a construction site.

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A personal history with the victim drives Gibbs to solve her crime, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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NCIS Quotes

Keates: Spider?
Tony: Keates?
Gibbs: You know her?
Tony: Um, well a sort of...yeah. She's Philly PD.
Keates: She was. She's ATF now. Special Agent Zoe Keates. You want to get that gun out of my face and come over here and give me a hug?

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.