TV shows can’t go on forever. And the longer a show is given, the more likely it is to be closer to the end of the series than not. Take, for example, NCIS franchise. He is already saying goodbye to a spinoff (New Orleansin 2021), and NCIS enters its 20th season and The angels in his 14th. Can it end in 2023?
“We hired a fantasy writer named Marco Schnabel a few years ago, and he asked me, ‘When are we going to get our pickup?’ … There always has been NCISthere will always be NCIS“Executive producer Stephen D. Binder told TV Insider. “It simply came to our notice then. This may not be the case now, but when 20 years have passed, it is hard to imagine that this year will be the year in which it ends. So if people keep watching, we’ll keep doing the show, and people will keep watching. “
He knows that like all shows, NCIS‘ratings drop every year (and this one included a Monday night move), but what’s’ mind-boggling ‘is that’ 13 seasons have passed in which we’ve been on top, and I don’t know if even I’m really going to figure out what it means either how special it is or how rare it is or how happy we all are until it’s over or I’m gone, because I believe I’m going to leave and the show will go on. I just never see this show end. I think if we keep telling good stories, I think the show goes on. “
The real test for the show came last season when Mark Harmon, who played Leroy Jethro Gibbs from the backdoor pilot of I, came out of four episodes. But the show continued to perform well. “It’s really amazing. I was hoping – because I had to be, and that’s not in my nature – that we would still be able to continue without Gibbs, “Binder admits.
“We lost Abby [Pauley Perrette] and we lost Tony [Michael Weatherly] and we lost Ziva [Cote de Pablo] and we lost Kate [Sasha Alexander]”He continued. “We lost a lot of other people who were, if not the cotton, they were the stitches, Mike Franks [Muse Watson] and all these guys and Jenny Shepard [Lauren Holly]. We lost a lot of people, but Gibbs is Gibbs, will that break us? And it wasn’t. ” So who can it be? “This will be director Vance’s assistant – when they leave, this will be the end of the show.”
in the meantime, NCIS: Los Angeles Executive producer R. Scott Cemil said that the finale of season 13 for good mood was “partly because we didn’t know if we would be renewed.” On NCIS: LA“We always keep it [in the back of our minds]”That one season may be the last,” he said. “It will be sad, but it has to end in a moment.
Every time the series ends, fans should probably expect another episode for good mood. “We always ask, if CBS thinks this will be the end of the game, to warn us at least a little so that we can really finish with many of our characters on behalf of the audience,” Cemil explains. “If anyone has watched your show for 13, 14 seasons, I think they deserve it – and I say that as a fan, but I want to watch the last episode and feel really good with the characters and the time I’ve spent showing and wanting to. stay with the thought that things continue to go well for everyone. So let’s hope this isn’t our last season, but it could be, so we’ll always keep that in mind just in case we have to say goodbye to everyone. “
But for now we know that both will return for the 2022-2023 season.
NCISSeason 20, Fall 2022, CBS
NCIS: Los AngelesSeason 14, Fall 2022, CBS