CBS has issued a two-season renewal to veteran “NCIS,” taking it through the 2017-18 season (and 15 seasons). Historically, this will place “NCIS” in a tie with “ER” as the fifth longest scripted drama in the history of television behind “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order,” which is tied at 20 seasons, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Lassie.” And it will bring its episode count close to the 350 range. The renewal also includes a new two year deal for series star Mark Harmon.
“It’s extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS’s signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week.”