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NCIS release dates 2024: When do all the police procedural series return to CBS?

NCIS shows are still going strong at CBS, so buckle up for all-new seasons this year.

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Get ready for an all-new season of NCIS as well as more episodes from its spinoff series on CBS. Going into 2024, here are the dates you should watch out for.

Anyone who's been paying attention over the years (even from afar) knows that NCIS has become kind of an historic TV franchise, with several spinoffs airing on CBS over the years and its flagship series surviving for over two decades with a bulletproof mix of high-stakes action and compelling drama. This year, there's a lot more NCIS coming our way, but when? Read on below to find out.

When is the NCIS return date?

NCIS season 21 returns with a premiere episode titled 'Algún Día' on CBS on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 9:00pm ET. Subsequent episodes are expected to be released on Thursdays at the same time through February and March.

When is the NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 release date?

As a meaty extra, the spinoff NCIS: Hawai'i will begin directly afterward with a season 3 premiere on February 12, at 10:00pm. If you're a big NCIS fan, that will be a fun night packed with excitement. The two premieres arrive after the NCIS: Sydney season 1 finale which aired on December 29, 2023.

When is the NCIS prequel NCIS: Origins being released?

On top of the two returning shows, an NCIS prequel series was confirmed for the 2024-2025 season. It'll be set in the 1990s and follow a younger Leroy Jethro Gibbs, with Mark Harmon returning to narrate the new program, which is tentatively (and safely) titled NCIS: Origins. No release date has been set yet though.

Where can I watch the NCIS series?

The NCIS series are CBS originals, so if you want to follow the shows as new episodes air, you'll need to tune in to CBS. On the other hand, past seasons are available on Paramount+ to stream and via other digital platforms.

What is NCIS about?

NCIS is an American police procedural drama TV series that follows a fictional team of special agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service who respond to high-visibility crimes. Of course, over the years, extensive arcs are developed and the cast grows larger. But watch out for unexpected deaths too! The main team was led until his suspension late in season 18 by Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Alden Parker, a former FBI special agent, now leads the group following his appointment early in season 19 of the main series.

The second episode of season 21, which is set to air on February 19, is expected to pay tribute to the late David McCallum (Ducky), who sadly passed away on September 25, 2023, at the age of 90.

The much younger NCIS: Hawai'i, which also returns in February as we explained above, follows the same pattern as the flagship series, but instead focuses on agents who work out of the Pearl Harbor Field Office, which is led by Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant. So far, it's been another hit for the CBS, so we're expecting it to stay around for a while, like NCIS: New Orleans.

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