Is NCIS new tonight? We know that there are a lot of different stories that we’re out to cover in this article, but let’s begin by answering this question and getting it out of the way. Alas, there will be no new episode on CBS for April 11.
As we reported last week, the next new episode on April 18 is entitled “One Book, Two Covers,” and we think there’s a lot of worthy information worth checking out about it if you take a look at our preview / return date piece. We are gearing up for season 14 episode 21, and that’s a good sign that we are getting into the home stretch of the season.
In looking at the schedule beyond the April 18 episode, we’re going to have another short hiatus. Yes, it may be rather frustrating, but CBS has a job to do in stretching the show out for May sweeps. We’re just grateful that we’re still getting 24 episodes of this show at a time when so many programs are being scaled back; with that, a hiatus here or there never hurt anyone.
The next new episode beyond the April 18 one is “Beastmaster,” and it is coming on May 2. Surprisingly (okay not really, who are kidding?), this is not a crossover with an unscripted Netflix series. This instead is going to be an episode featuring Hawaii Five-0 actress Elisabeth Rohm in the role of Mounted Police Sergeant May Dawson, a woman who is going to help Gibbs and the team to solve a murder case within the borders of a National Park.
One of the interesting things about this role is that technically, Rohm is already a part of this CBS procedural universe as Dr. Madison Gray, a role that is probably VERY different than May Dawson. In addition to appearing on Five-0 in the role (which has crossed over before with NCIS: Los Angeles), she also was mentioned on MacGyver in its own crossover episode. Maybe Madison’s got a doppelganger? She certainly pretended to have one during her last appearance in Hawaii, which is somewhat hilarious now in retrospect. (The reality is that this is far from the first time someone from within the JAG universe has played different roles on separate shows. It’s pretty common at this point, and the same goes for the Law & Order universe over on NBC.)
Of course, we’ll have some further news on NCIS and all of the different spin-offs throughout the hiatus, so stay tuned and we welcome your comments below. (Photo: CBS.)