Less than two weeks after mothership series NCIS was renewed for a 17th season, CBS has officially renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for an eleventh season and NCIS: New Orleans for a sixth season – both premiering during the 2019-2020 television season. Cast members from the NCIS spinoff series are expected to return. Both series are dominating in their respective timeslots: NCIS: New Orleans averages nearly 11 million viewers per week, winning its time slot; while NCIS: Los Angeles is among the most-watched dramas on television, averaging 10.1 million viewers.
"Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years. They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We're excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world."
– Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment
NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation's security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent "G" Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
The team includes the all-knowing Henrietta "Hetty" Lange, who handles the politics of the job and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team; Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work; Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the team by Hetty; tech operator Eric Beale, who has mastered every gadget and computer in the Ops Center; and intelligence analyst Nell Jones, who won the team's respect with her spot-on assessments and her shrewd insights. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.
CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles stars Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen), LL Cool J (Special Agent Sam Hanna), Linda Hunt (Henrietta "Hetty" Lange), Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale), and Renée Felice Smith (Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones). CBS Television Studios produces, with R. Scott Gemmill, John P. Kousakis, and Frank Military serving as executive producers.
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, a.k.a. "King," a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is his longtime friend and colleague Special Agent Christopher Lasalle, who plays hard but works harder; tough and acerbic Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a former FBI Agent who was sent to New Orleans to investigate NCIS and upon completion joined Pride's team; and Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund, a brilliant scientist who left the lab and, after much training, became an agent.
Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade, who is as eccentric as she is smart, and Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame, an animated and talented hacker. Joining the team this season is Special Agent Hannah Khoury, a seasoned agent who specializes in international counter-intelligence and has spent most of her career on overseas assignments. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.
Created by Gary Glasberg, CBS' NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula (Special Agent Dwayne Pride), Lucas Black (Special Agent Christopher Lasalle), Vaness Ferlito (Special Agent Tammy Gregorio), Necar Zadegan (Special Agent Hannah Khoury), Rob Kerkovich (Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund), Daryl "Chill" Mitchell (Patton Plame), and CCH Pounder (Dr. Loretta Wade). CBS Television Studios produces, with Christopher Silber, James Hayman, Adam Targum, Chad Gomez Creasey, and Mark Harmon serving as executive producers.