April 11, 2019

CBS announced today that NCIS has been picked up for a 17th season. The news coincides with a new deal signed by star and executive producer Mark Harmon to remain on the long-running drama.

One of the CBS' most-successful series of all-time, NCIS continues to maintain its flagship status. Along with being the longest-running drama series currently on the network, it also holds the distinction of being the most-watched drama on any of the broadcast networks. Today's renewal should see the show hit the 400 episode milestone in 2020 - a truly impressive feat.

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.