'NCIS' renewed for 11th season

NCIS cast

In today's edition of the "no duh" department, CBS has opted to renew NCIS for an eleventh season. The crime procedural (which most people have probably forgotten was itself a spin-off of the show JAG) remains the most watched scripted program on network television. The series has reigned at the top of that chart since the 2009-2010 season, and has actually managed to increase its audience share by over seven percent in season ten. Most popular shows top out around season four or five, if they even get that far, which makes NCIS' ongoing growth very impressive indeed.

CBS also announced today that series star Mark Harmon has officially extended his contract for another year, so fans won't be left with any CSI-type situation where the lead actor is replaced but the show goes on. Harmon's previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current season.

The NCIS franchise has been a huge winner for CBS all around, with the mothership still going strong, the Los Angeles based spinoff continuing to do very well, and a third series set in the NCIS universe to be introduced via a two-part backdoor pilot later this year. The long-running lawsuit between the network and NCIS creator Donald P. Bellisario was also resolved recently, clearing the way for even more success.

Are you glad the NCIS team will be solving crimes for another year?

- Mark Harmon

Written by: msd85
Feb 1st, 2013, 9:58 pm

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Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2013, 2:44 pm

I have to agree with Vanaques; the interaction between the characters is what interests/entertains me as much as the weekly crime.  I'm glad to hear about the renewal and that Mark Harmon is returning as well...he, David McCallum (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Micheal Weatherly (Dark Angel) were the reasons I started watching, after seeing the JAG back-door pilot for the show.  The show just wouldn't be the same without Harmon; his leaving would be far more disasterous to NCIS than when William Petersen left CSI.



Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2013, 9:44 am
@Morning_Star: I get your point, though in the case of NCIS and NCIS:LA I believe (at least for me) it is the characters that drive the show, instead of the "new week, new crime" setup many crime procedural have.

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Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2013, 7:53 am

Am I the only one who feels like all these American crime-solving shows just kind of... bleed together? I honestly don't know what distinguishes any one from the rest.

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