NCIS season 16 official; Mark Harmon signs new deal

Mark HarmonIt’s finally now official: There will be an NCIS season 16, and with that, Mark Harmon is going to be back as Gibbs.

CBS confirmed on Friday that Harmon has inked a new deal to return to the series; as we’ve seen in this past, his new contracts almost always lead to renewals for the show itself. NCIS may not be the enormous mega-hit that it once was but it does still remain the most-watched show on CBS and also all over the world. It’s not really a shock that we’re getting more of it, as its renewal status was never really in question.

In a staple, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl had the following to say:

“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. NCIS‘ amazing characters and terrific storytelling result in some of TV’s most passionate fans. Of course, none of this would be possible without an outstanding production team, and talented cast led by the incomparable and absolutely tireless Mark Harmon. We’re thrilled he is returning as the centerpiece of the show, and we could not be more excited for NCIS16th season.”

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal for Harmon is going to be a two-year deal. The good news there is that it effectively means that there could be a season 17 coming up in the future, though the renewal for the show right now is only through season 16. It’s a little different this year that CBS is only opting for a one-season renewal, but at this point in the show’s run they may just be happy doing things one year at a time.

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