‘NCIS’: CBS President Admits They Are Taking a Huge Gamble With a Major Move for Season 19

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NCIS – The highest rated drama on network TV – is back for season 19. But there are doubts that the long-running process will be able to retain its millions of viewers. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, has admitted that she has made a big move with her popular franchise.

Sean Murray, Katrina Law and Wilmer Valderrama in an image from the ‘NCIS’ season 19 premiere | Sonja Fleming/CBS via Getty Images

CBS gives ‘NCIS’ fans their first look at the season 19 premiere

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CBS launches its promotional campaign NCIS Season 19 with a 30-second teaser that gave fans their first look at the premiere episode. Titled “Blood in the Water”, Season 19 will premiere right where Season 18 ended – after Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) boat explodes.

As the promo begins, Gibbs’ team arrives at the scene, with Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) asking investigators: “You found any survivors?” The answer is “no,” and NCIS The squad fears the most. “What took so long?” McGee (Sean Murray) asks an officer before announcing that his boss is “family”.

Is Pam Dober back as Marcy Warren?

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The official description of the episode reads, “As NCIS After the team searches for Gibbs after discovering the wreckage from their boat, they discover that he was tracking down a serial killer with journalist Marcy Warren (Pam Dawber), who wrote an exposé on it.

The promo doesn’t show Dober returning as Warren. But it gives Gibbs’ team a quick montage of them racing against time to find their owner. And with her fate unknown, her team is struggling. Cassie Hines (Diana Reasonover) hugs McGee and Vance (Rocky Carroll) looks worried. Whereas medical examiner Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) says, “It doesn’t end like this.”

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Then, at the end of the clip, NCIS confirms that Gibbs is alive. They show the former Marine sniper covered in blood and gasping for air as he emerges from the water among the wreckage of his boat.

CBS is taking a big gamble with ‘NCIS’ in its 19th season

NCIS has been TV’s most-watched drama for over a decade (the only exception being three years ago, when this is us swooped in and took the title for one season). The series has been on air since 2003. And during that entire time, it has been in the 8 PM (Eastern) time slot on Tuesday nights.

But for Season 19, CBS Has Moved NCIS Monday at 9 p.m. (East). Instead of kicking off the network’s Tuesday night lineup, the drama will bridge a block of sitcoms (neighborhood And Bob Hart’s Abishola) and the latest series NCIS Universe, NCIS: Hawaii, Monday night. Kahl knows it’s a big gamble for the network.

“We hope to improve [Monday] Timing is important, and we anticipate this can be a strong lead-in to help launch NCIS: Hawaii. [Also] we realize we can’t take [the time slot change] Granted,” Kahl told tv line At the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. “We have to help educate people and let them know where this is going.”

The Network Is Using Its NFL Programming to Spread the Word

die Hard NCIS Fans can already be fully aware of the change in schedule. But, there are many who have not heard the news yet. Therefore, CBS is using its NFL programming to help spread the word.

Your new season 19. in addition to broadcasting NCIS In the promos during each NFL game the network aired in September, they’ve also added multiple broadcaster mentions. Viewers are getting repeated alerts about this NCIS Change the schedule by looking at the words on the screen to receive that message.

‘NCIS’ fans are a ‘die-hard bunch’

Monday Night With Switch, NCIS now the opposite will broadcast The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, And monday night football. Kahl says it’s possible the series will lose its “most-watched drama” status. But for now, NCIS He still holds the title.

“Well, we haven’t lost it yet,” said Kahl, laughing. “So we’ll hang on to that for as long as we can. I’d say the fans of that show are a hardcore group, so I don’t expect to lose a lot of them as the time period changes.”

If fans don’t want to change their routines—and pour their hearts out to see NCIS Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. — all they have to do is subscribe to Paramount+. CBS drops new episodes of its primetime shows to its streamers the morning after airing. Another option for Tuesday night viewing would be to set up a DVR.

season 19 NCIS Premieres Monday, September 20 at 9 p.m. (Eastern) on CBS.

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