‘NCIS’ Lifespan: Could seasons 14, 15 be series’ last?

NCIS -When “NCIS” was renewed by CBS a little earlier this year, the network did something different. Specifically, they chose to renew the show for two additional seasons as opposed to just one. It was a big show of a faith for a show with declining ratings over time, and one that also just lost series star Michael Weatherly.

At present, Mark Harmon, David McCallum, and Pauley Perrette are the three main cast members who were regulars from day one. (Sean Murray and Brian Dietzen did appear in season 1, but as recurring players.) The show is slowly moving from its original roots, and given that you have people now will have devoted more than a decade and a half to one gig after the end of this renewal period, the question has to be asked: How much longer can the show last?

Why season 15 should be the show’s last

In addition to the main cast being on the show long, it is fair to question whether or not this would work without characters like a Gibbs and an Abby. It’s already hard enough to picture it without Tony. While shows like “CSI” that are about a crime-solving division have navigated big changes, it feels slightly different with “NCIS.” This show has utilized the characters more and implemented humor.

One other question here could simply be this: What else is there to say? If both the “Los Angeles” and “New Orleans” series continue to stay on the air, but 2018 you will have had almost 30 collective seasons of the “NCIS” franchise. Is there any new ground to explore at this point?

Why it should keep going

Hey, if viewers are still enjoying the show, who are we / anyone else to say it should end? The same goes for the cast, who are making great money on the show and seem to all be good friends. There are a few elements that dictate a product’s longevity, and they are commercial success and interest from the cast / creators. Even with the decline, the ratings around the world are still good enough to justify a long-term future. The franchise also profits enormously from syndication as well as global streams.

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