NCIS’ Future Gets Encouraging Response From Producer After 20-Year Run

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A producer offers an encouraging response about the “open-ended” potential future of NCIS as it continues its 20-year run after the strikes.

When the strikes are over, NCIS might still have a future. As a military procedural spin-off of JAG, NCIS debuted in 2002. It has quickly risen to the top of the TV hierarchy. Because of how well-liked it is, other spin-offs have been produced, including NCIS: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Hawai’i, and Sydney. The most current season, Season 20, ended in May of last year. The future of the program is questionable despite the fact that a second season has been ordered, due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

After the strikes are over, there is still hope that NCIS season 21 will be able to go on without any significant problems. Executive producer Charles Floyd Johnson outlined its optimistic state in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The producers are certain that the show will go on as scheduled because nobody has received instructions from the network to plan to end it. See what he said below:

We have not been told by the network, “Wrap it up at the end of the 21st year.” So I think it’s open-ended. We are proceeding as if we’re going to continue.

The Future Of NCIS

The ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike has put all of Hollywood on hold. Until writers and actors receive adequate protections, better residuals, and improved working conditions, the strikes will continue. For the time being, there is no way for CBS to write, shoot, or use actors or writers to promote its domestic procedurals. That has left production of season 21 delayed until the strikes come to an end.

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One NCIS program is getting ready to premiere, though. A spinoff of NCIS called NCIS: Sydney will debut on November 10 in Australia and on November 13 in the US. The Australian Federal Police collaborating with the US Navy Criminal Investigative Services is the central idea of the program. Its debut will be a much-needed addition to the Fall TV schedule and is anticipated to follow the same procedural framework as the other episodes in the franchise.

However, there will probably be a significant gap following Sydney before NCIS season 21 can start airing. Both writing and filming will still be required to complete the season. The other spin-offs will have to delay their debuts for comparable reasons. The shows may very well be postponed until Fall 2024, although that is yet to be determined. Fortunately, Johnson appears certain that NCIS’s future is secure, so there is no reason to be concerned about upcoming seasons.

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