(Feb. 29, 2016) — NCIS, the No. 1 television drama in the U.S. and worldwide, will come back for two more seasons, CBS announced Monday.
Series star and executive producer Mark Harmon signed a new two-year deal. The show is in its 13th season.
“It’s extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale,” said Glenn Geller, president, CBS Entertainment.
“It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS’s signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week.”
NCIS premiered on CBS in 2003 and became the top-rated drama/scripted program on television during the 2009-2010 season. The show averages more than 20 million viewers and is on pace to finish the season as network TV’s No. 1 drama for the seventh straight year.
In addition, the show is licensed in more than 200 markets globally and is a top performing U.S. series in several countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.