Will there be another series of NCIS?
NCIS has not yet been renewed for season 17.
The show is currently six episodes into its 16th season, which will have 24 episodes.
The current season was not renewed until April 2018, so NCIS fans should not be worried about the show’s renewal just yet.
At the same time that season 16 was renewed, Mark Harmon’s (who plays Jethro Gibbs) contract was renewed for an unspecified length of time, giving us a big clue that CBS expects to make more NCIS.
The network’s statement at the time of the renewal also suggests that things look good for NCIS season 16.
CBS president Kelly Kahl said: “It’s pretty simple – viewers everywhere love NCIS.
“This show speaks to viewers of all ages, in all parts of the country and around the world.”
From 2009-17, the show has been the most-watched in the world, beating other juggernauts like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead with a worldwide audience of 47million.
According to ratings gatherer Nielsen, NCIS was the fourth most popular show in the US in 2017-18.
Each episode of the crime procedural has an average audience of over 17 million viewers.
The only shows more watched in the US were This Is Us, The Big Bang Theory and the Roseanne reboot.
If the series is renewed for season 17, it will put its episode total at close to 400 episodes.
What will happen in NCIS season 17?
What happens in the upcoming season will depend on the plot over the course of the next 14 episodes.
One thing that seems sure, however, is that Gibbs will be back, with that contract likely for numerous seasons.
However, it is not known who else will be joining him in NCIS season 17.
Following Pauley Perrette’s departure in last season, only Gibbs, Dr Mallard (David McCallum), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) and Dr Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) remain from the first season of NCIS in 2003.
CinemaBlend has speculated that the season 16 storyline that sees the Secretary of Defence conducting an internal investigation of NCIS will lead to some characters leaving after their characters get fired.
This was based on the Matt’s Inside Line column on TVLine, in which Matt Webb Mitovich said: “Sources tell me that midway through the season, the Secretary of Defense will be out for blood upon learning that Gibbs’ team defied his wishes, breaking the law in the process.
“As a result, the D.C. team may land under the microscope, much as their Los Angeles- and New Orleans-based brethren have.”
Express.co.uk has reached out to CBS for comment on this.
NCIS season 16 starts to the UK in January on Fox