NCIS renewed for season 17

Abiding by Gibbs’ Rule no. 5 — “You don’t waste good” — CBS has renewed NCIS aka TV’s most watched drama for a 17th season.

NCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement. “Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon,” Kahl continued. “We are delighted that the show will remain a lynchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”

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'NCIS: New Orleans' in recent seasons
NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 4: 'Desperate Navy Wives' - While undercover, Gregorio joins a military wives social club after one of the members is contacted by an ex-boyfriend on the FBI Most Wanted List, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Jan. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, and Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 15: Desperate Navy Wives' - While undercover, Gregorio joins a military wives social club after one of the members is contacted by an ex-boyfriend on the FBI Most Wanted List, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Jan. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 15: Desperate Navy Wives' - While undercover, Gregorio joins a military wives social club after one of the members is contacted by an ex-boyfriend on the FBI Most Wanted List, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Jan. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride and CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 30: 'Tick Tock' - While on a sunrise jog, Pride is grabbed by two masked men who order him to complete a series of tasks in order to save Wade and his father, Cassius Pride (Stacy Keach), who are being held captive, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Dec. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 4: 'Close to Home' - The NCIS team places Mateo Diaz (Octavio Rodriguez), a high school gang member turned informant, in protective custody while they investigate the murder of his junior reserve officers' training corps instructor. Also, Pride needs his brother Jimmy Boyd's (Jason Alan Carvell) help to gain Mateo's trust, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Nov. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Jason Alan Carvell as Jimmy Boyd, and Octavio Rodriguez as Mateo Diaz (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 1: 'Sheepdogs' - Following a deadly car explosion in the French Quarter, the NCIS team interrogates a professor and former member of a student protest organization. Also, Tammy discovers a secret about Hannah's personal life, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Nov. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, Necar Zadegan as Special Agent Hannah Khoury, and CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
'In the Blood' - Pride's father, Cassius Pride (Stacy Keach), is wrapped up in an NCIS case involving a notorious unsolved casino heist from several years ago. Also, Pride meets a family member he never knew existed, on the milestone 100th episode of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade, Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, Daryl Chill Mitchell as Patton Plame, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, and Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 28: 'Legacy' -- After a petty officer is found murdered under a shrimping boat, the NCIS investigation uncovers a conspiracy in the tight-knit local fishing community. Also, Lasalle awaits the final results of the tax fraud investigation into his familyÃÂs company, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle and Necar Zadegan as Special Agent Hannah Khoury (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 28: 'Legacy' -- After a petty officer is found murdered under a shrimping boat, the NCIS investigation uncovers a conspiracy in the tight-knit local fishing community. Also, Lasalle awaits the final results of the tax fraud investigation into his familyÃÂs company, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Necar Zadegan as Special Agent Hannah Khoury, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, and Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 15: 'Diplomatic Immunity' -- While NCIS investigates the murder of a Navy intelligence officer killed during a conference for foreign diplomats, the key witness cozies up to Sebastian. Also, Pride has some trouble adjusting to his new position at the agency, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Reggie Lee as ASAC Steven Thompson and Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 3: 'Inside Out' --As the team searches for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city, they are joined by Special Agent Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan), Pride\'s replacement during his medical leave. Also, Pride considers a new position with the agency, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 4: 'The Assassination of Dwayne Pride' - When journalist Oliver Crane (Mark Gessner) posts a scathing article documenting Pride's 'reckless use of justice,' the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux (Chelsea Field) warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride and Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 28: 'The Assassination of Dwayne Pride' - When journalist Oliver Crane (Mark Gessner) posts a scathing article documenting Pride's 'reckless use of justice,' the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux (Chelsea Field) warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 28: 'The Assassination of Dwayne Pride' - When journalist Oliver Crane (Mark Gessner) posts a scathing article documenting Pride's 'reckless use of justice,' the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux (Chelsea Field) warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, and Mark Gessner as Oliver Crane (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 19: 'Mind Games' -- Gregorio calls on Claire McGrady (Deirdre Lovejoy), her former behavioral science professor, when the team's latest case matches one she studied during FBI training, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride and Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 13: 'Powder Keg' - Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday (Riann Steele) who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, April 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Donovan Mitchell as Wallace Leroi, Matt Servitto as Captian Estes, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 14: 'Welcome to the Jungle' -- Pride, Sebastian and Tammy travel to South America after Pride is personally requested by a former colleague to assist with a classified operation that has been compromised, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, March 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, Patrick Page as Colonel Stanley Parker, and Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
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Season to date, NCIS is averaging 12.2 million total weekly viewers in Live+Same Day numbers, ranking as TV’s most watched drama and placing second among all scripted programs (behind only The Big Bang Theory); that audience swells to nearly 16.1 million with Live+7 DVR playback folded in. In the demo, the procedural averages a 1.3 in Live+SD, tying it for fifth among all broadcast dramas; with DVR playback, that rating hits 2.0.

CBS previously renewed for 2019-20 Criminal Minds (for a 15th and final season), FBI (TV’s second most watched drama), God Friended Me, Magnum P.I., Young Sheldon, Mom and The Neighborhood.

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