CBS confirmed the return of NCIS spinoff series NCIS: New Orleans for a seventh season.
NCIS: New Orleans, which was supposed to be a one-off episode for NCIS, has attained great success throughout its run. The show has become one of the most successful drama in CBS alongside its flagship series NCIS.
Unfortunately, NCIS: New Orleans was among the scripted TV shows which have been cut short due to the pandemic. Reportedly, the season six finale of the show was cancelled. Luckily, the season’s episode 20 brought some storyline full circle enough to make it feel like a satisfying break.
In addition to that, the network has also renewed the series for a seventh season. This appears to be a compensation for the cancelled season six finale.
NCIS: New Orleans renewed
Recently, CBS revealed the short list of shows that have received the go-ahead for season renewal. Three of which include all NCIS shows — NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
In order to make the announcement official, NCIS:New Orleans’ Instagram account posted a short teaser for the forthcoming season. The caption read,
“#NCISNOLA is returning for season 7!”
Considering the show’s rating for the sixth season, this news came quite surprising. The sixth run of NCIS: New Orleans averaged a 0.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Also, it has only raked 6.33 million viewers. Compared to season five, this is down by 17% and 13%, respectively.
Since CBS is already having high expectations for the series’ upcoming season, it is certain that the people behind the show will double its efforts to fix its shortcomings from the previous instalment.
— NY TIMES POST (@TimesNy) April 21, 2020
Cast members that will return
The hit series stars Scott Bakula, Vanessa Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Rob Kerkovich, Daryl Mitchell, Charles Michael Davis, and CCH Pounder are set to return for the show’s season seven.
CBS also announced that agreements have been made with each of the series’ stars. The network declared,
“CBS TV Studios is expected to pursue new contracts with other cast members whose current deals are up, including everyone on NCIS: New Orleans who are coming to the end of their original six-year pacts.”
More details regarding the forthcoming season
There hasn’t been any official detail regarding the storyline of season seven since it has just been announced. However, basing from the conclusion of season six, there are a variety of stories that still need to be settled.
The release date of the show solely depends on when production can start up again. Since there are no signs of quarantine and social distancing directives being lifted, fans are likely in for a long wait.
— NCIS: New Orleans (@NCISNewOrleans) May 6, 2020
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