With NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii having both already returned for their new seasons, fans are worried about the fate of NCIS: LA. The show has yet to come back for Season 14, so what's going on with the spinoff? Is NCIS: Los Angeles canceled?
Is 'NCIS: Los Angeles' canceled? Will there be a Season 14?
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief because according to CBS; NCIS: LA is coming back for at least one more season. The show (as well as NCIS and NCIS: Hawai`i) was renewed through 2023, which means no one has to panic... at least until 2024.
Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment had the highest of praise for all the shows in the NCIS universe. "NCIS, one of the most popular and enduring series in the world, and fan favorite NCIS: Los Angeles have been hugely successful on the CBS schedule for years," he said in a press release.
Kelly went on to say, "With the strong new addition of NCIS: Hawai`i, we are able to expand the strength of this formidable franchise across our schedule. We couldn’t be more excited to have all three talented casts and creative teams back to bring more compelling NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the globe.”
When does 'NCIS: Los Angeles' return in 2022?
Fear not, the return of NCIS: Los Angeles is just around the corner. While the new seasons of NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii both premiered in a crossover episode on Sept. 19, NCIS: LA makes its highly anticipated return on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022.
Unsurprisingly, the reaction on social media to the renewal news was explosive and ecstatic. Most Twitter users replied with a simple "Congratulations!!!" But more than a few people are still bummed about the May 2021 cancellation of NCIS: New Orleans. One Twitter user said, "New Orleans was better than all three combined."
This isn't the first time that fans have been worried about 'NCIS: LA' getting canceled.
While fans can now rest assured that NCIS: LA is definitely coming back, its later return to the fall schedule had more than a few people worried that the show could be canceled. And it hasn't been the first time.
Back in December of 2021, fans were concerned that show could be reaching the end of its run when Eric Christian Olsen, who's played Marty Deeks since 2010, made an Instagram post ahead of an episode — one that very quickly got many fans talking.
The post featured him dressed in Deeks's NCIS uniform (bulletproof vest, gun, and all) in what appears to be a forest.
"We about to get back into it. #ncisla #whysoserious #Kenisdown #thefinalseason? #letsgo #newepisode #sunday #cbs #jk #butyouneverknow #macguyver #hawaii50 #ncisnola #celebratewhatwehave #embracethejourney," the caption read.
Those who took the time to read through the hashtags were the ones who were immediately concerned that it could very well be the final season for NCIS: LA.
"Sir what do you mean by #Kenisdown and #thefinalseason?" one user asked. "I am afraid."
Thankfully, at least for the time being, we no longer have to be afraid.
Tune into all-new episodes of NCIS: LA when the series returns on Sunday, Oct. 9. on CBS!