CBS's plans for global domination continued on Tuesday, with news that the 1,387th spinoff from the "NCIS" franchise is (reportedly) in development. Okay, maybe we're exaggerating a bit with that first part- but the last part is true, with deals being finalized for NCIS: Hawaii. Created and executive produced by NCIS: New Orleans executive producers/showrunner Christopher Silber and Jan Nash, as well as SEAL Team writer-producer Matt Bosack, the series would apparently feature a new team based in Hawaii (though unlike NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, the new spinoff won't begin as a backdoor pilot (CBS and CBS Studios have declined to comment). NCIS: Hawaii is expected to utilize the same production headquarters built for Hawaii Five-0 (with Magnum PI creating the possibility of a crossover in the future).
Kicking off in 2003 with the Mark Harmon-led NCIS, the series would go on to run for 18 seasons (and counting) and still continues to be the most-watched drama on television. In 2009, the LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell-starring NCIS: Los Angeles premiered and is now currently in its 12th season. Five years later, the Scott Bakula-led NCIS: New Orleans would debut (and is currently in its seventh season). If it seems like the "NCIS,' "Law & Order," and "CSI" franchises are everywhere, you're not entirely wrong. "NCIS" will end up tying "Law & Order" for the franchise with the most shows on the air at the same time (4) if NCIS: Hawaii gets a series order and the other series are renewed. Meanwhile, "CSI" has CSI: Vegas on the way (following a line-up of franchise series that included CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and CSI: Cyber. NCIS: Los Angeles fans know that this won't be the franchise's first visit to the islands, crossing over with Hawaii Five-0 in 2012.