NCIS, the show is running for 18 years now. The story around special agents from the team spawned a universe out of a single show. The success of the crime drama gave birth to different spin-offs and crossovers. These may include NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, and the upcoming NCIS: Hawaii. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill created the show in 2003. Since then, the series has successfully run for 18 seasons overall, completing 400 episodes currently. Now, the crime drama is longing for its 19th season. Probably, this season will mark the end of the long-running crime procedural.
NCIS follows the team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Special agents based out of Washington, D.C. Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, leads the special agents. They take on NCIS’s major cases that need intense attention and skilled expertise. The show is currently on the 18th season with a two-week break. So anyway, let’s start by talking about the chances of the show going for another season.
CBS has not officially released any statement on NCIS Season 19 happening. But, there are a few hints which say it may, but it will be the last time. NCIS Season 18 is on the verge of wrapping up soon. Amidst this, reports came telling Mark Harmon’s contract with the series is expiring. This has led him to leave the show. But after acknowledging the fact the show may get canceled with his absence, Harmon promised to guest star for the 19th season. So, Harmon leaving is a sign NCIS has not much time.
So even if CBS confirms the nineteenth season, there are a few signs it may go. But also note, there are cases from previous experiences where the show started falling. Especially when a major member left or reduced his time on the show. Of course, the crime procedural, which usually has a different plot every episode continues without the main character. But, still, NCIS is doing its job for 18 years now, its high time they switch the off button with the upcoming nineteenth season if it’s really happening,
NCIS Season 19 Release Date
Of course, we can’t help but mention the pandemic. It has certainly affected everyone’s schedule, including NCIS. Originally for years, NCIS comes around in September, but the most recent season came around in November of 2020. Plus, also note the creators and crew are taking more care and precautions as they keep the cameras rolling. So with that in mind, NCIS Season 19 may follow the procedures of the eighteenth season. So, we may expect it somewhere around November of 2021.
Well, NCS is a crime procedural, after all. So, there is no exact plot unless the series goes with some specific character arcs. These arcs follow the characters throughout the season or sometimes the series. But, basically, it’s like a new case in every episode which the team of NCIS has to solve. Talking about the plot of NCIS Season 19, the same will be followed unless it comes to Mark Harmon’s departure.
With the leader gone, there are a number of things the show could do. A new leader, probably a team without a leader, and much more. Probably end up giving something new to the show. But as speculated, if NCIS Season 19 is the final one in the books, we can expect a few characters run-around. Probably stories build around the teams who will wrap up their work at NCIS before bidding adieu.
The Returning And New Cast For NCIS Season 19
NCIS Season 19 isn’t confirmed yet, we don’t know exactly who might stay or leave. But yes, there are a few predictions of our own and speculations too. Let’s start with the lead, as said Mark Harmon, who is playing the lead Leroy Jethro Gibbs for all 18 seasons, is depatterning now. He will be more scene in a guest role as mentioned above for NCIS Season 19. Apart from him, the eighteenth season saw Hawaii Five-O star Katrina Law joining the show as a guest star. Plus, she has an option to return as a regular for NCIS Season 19. Guest or Regular, let’s count her in.
Apart from them, we are hoping the main cast from the previous season may return for NCIS’s nineteenth season. These may include Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas “Nick” Torres, Emily Wickersham as Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, and Maria Bello as Dr. Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane. Also include Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, and lastly David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard.