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'NCIS' Returns This Fall with Season 18 — Premiere Date Revealed

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 15, 2020
01:00 P.M.
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“NCIS” returns for its 18th season this fall as it announces the premiere date alongside other CBS shows that are set to keep fans entertained at the latter months of the year.

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2020 is bound to end on a good note for television show lovers. Fans of “NCIS” are in for a treat as the fall season promises to keep them glued to their screens with a new season of the beloved crime series coming soon.

According to reports, CBS has announced that season 18 of “NCIS” would premiere on November 17. The show confirmed this via its Twitter page with a poster of special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs smiling. 

Cast of NCIS Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pable, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen at CBS 2013 Upfront Presentation at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 15, 2013 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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The news was undoubtedly well-appreciated by fans who liked the tweet about 4,000 times. The network revealed the premiere date of “NCIS” alongside none other of its scripted series, which are all returning to the screen in November. 

Fans may recall that the television broadcast network initially released its fall schedule without “NCIS” because the cast just began production in the second week of September.

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“Young Sheldon,” “B Positive,” and “Mom” are set to premiere on November 5, while “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans” are slated for Sunday, November 8. There will also be a rerun of fan-favourite episodes of “NCIS” aired on the 8th in preparation for the new season.

On Wednesday, November 11, the fourth season of “S.W.A.T.” would premiere, and on Monday, November 16, new seasons of “The Neighborhood,” “All Rise,” and “Bob Hearts Abishola” will air. Reality shows like “Undercover Boss,” “Big Brother,” and “Manhunt: Deadly Games” are part of CBS’ fall schedule.

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Unfortunately, shows like “Blue Bloods,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “MacGyver,” “Magnum P.I.,” and others have no set premiere date. This is because the shows mentioned above kickstarted production earlier and could have multiple episodes available for launching. 

The network reportedly wants to ensure that each scripted show has several episodes available if there is a need to halt productions again as they film amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Fans may recall that the television broadcast network initially released its fall schedule without “NCIS” because the cast just began production in the second week of September after the halt in March.

While fans awaited a premiere date, it was reported that actress Maria Bello, who plays the role of Jack Sloane, would exit the show after eight episodes of season 18. Bello played the character of the forensic psychologist for three seasons.

Although it is not sure if it would be the first eight episodes, there are theories that Bello’s character would be excused from the show after her romance with Gibbs comes to an end and leaves her heartbroken.

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