April 13, 2018

CBS announced today that NCIS has been renewed for a 16th season. The news coincides with a new 2-year deal signed by star and executive producer Mark Harmon to remain on the veteran drama.

One of the network's most-successful series of all-time, NCIS continues to maintain its flagship status. Along with being the top drama on CBS for nearly a decade, it holds the distinction of being the world's most-watched drama in recent years according to research company Eurodata TV Worldwide. The show's next episode will see it reach an impressive 350 total episodes.

Originating from a concept and characters that were initially introduced in a two-part episode of the CBS series JAG, NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS in its first season. The series follows the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which is the primary law enforcement and counter-intelligence arm of the United States Department of the Navy. Together, the team works in high-stress situations while dealing with often-complex and always-amusing personal dynamics.