“NCIS” is one of the most popular shows on all of television, and it has the lasting power to possibly outlive many human beings. Fox 411 reported on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, that CBS has decided the mega-hit show wasn’t ready to ride off into the sunset just yet so it was renewed for another two seasons.
Not only is “NCIS” coming back for two more seasons, but lead star and executive producer Mark Harmon will also be back as he signed another two-year deal.
Averaging more than 17.1 million viewers per week, “NCIS” dominates the ratings with each and every episode. It is currently going through season number 13 and will now run at least through 15. This season, the show is also bringing in a 2.3 demo rating and is ranked number one and number five among all broadcast dramas.
With the DVR playback, those numbers jump to 3.2 rating and more than 21 million viewers.
Glenn Geller is the President of CBS Entertainment and he knows that success is not always easy to come by. That being said, he’s going to make sure that the shows, such as “NCIS,” which already have established themselves, will continue as long as possible.
“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. 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.”
TV Line does point out that some big names have come and gone over the years, and Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony DiNozzo) is actually about to cut out. Still, fans have not been upset enough by the departures or changes to stop watching.
“NCIS” is going to keep living on even if some of their favorites are gone, and it’s always possible that it could make it to season 20. For now, it will at least make it to season 15 and CBS will keep raking in the viewers.