Is it possible that NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 could actually mark the end of the road for the CBS franchise? Apparently, “rumors are swirling.”
In saying that, we are referencing a recent report from ET Canada, one in which a video narrator alludes that next season could be the end of the road. It also features footage from series star Chris O’Donnell proclaiming that he’s unsure about the show’s future, but that he would continue to do the show for however long the producers would have him.
Do we really think that season 10 could be the last? In theory, maybe — but so could season 9 or so could season 11 or so could season 15. The reality is that it’s far too early to make that sort of determination given that, for starters, NCIS: Los Angeles doesn’t even have a season 10 renewal just yet. This is also not the sort of show that needs to be finite, and CBS doesn’t have a history of planning out final seasons long in advance. They tend to make that decision going into the final season rather than a year before.
The ratings for NCIS: Los Angeles this season are down, and you could use that as evidence, (if you want) that the show is on the decline. For us here at CarterMatt though, we don’t buy too much into that. Were the series airing in the same 8:00 p.m. Sunday timeslot that it did last season it’d probably be delivering great numbers; as it is though, it’s been forced to air after the disappointing-and-probably-canceled Wisdom of the Crowd. It’s got less of the NFL lead-in and therefore has less total viewers seeing it live. It’s hard for these CBS Sunday shows when football messes with their schedule on a regular basis.
The one thing that we can tell you with confidence is that CBS has not confirmed anything when it comes to the long-term future of the series and probably will not for a while. If the show does end before too long, it can at least celebrate getting 200 episodes. If it continues, then maybe it can get closer to 300. We commend the show for lasting as long as it has and we especially commend the cast. There’s been a little turnover throughout the years, but we remain impressed that there are so many characters still with the show who were there during the first season.
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