Axed: NCIS: LA

"We plan to give them the big sendoff they and their fans deserve," says US network as procedural plots a May finale.

Procedural spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, created by Aussie Shane Brennan, will end with its current 14th season, due stateside in May.

“For 14 seasons, NCIS: Los Angeles has been a stalwart of our lineup with characters who were a joy to watch,” Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.

“It’s no surprise this show succeeded as a global franchise. From day one, the cast, producers and crew were amazing Network / Studios partners, and their teamwork, talent and spirit vividly came through on the screen. We are so grateful for the collaboration and remarkable run of these treasured members of our CBS family, and plan to give them the big sendoff they and their fans deserve.

“I want to thank both the network and studios for their partnership and support over the years; Shane Brennan for giving us such a great playground; and my partners John P. Kousakis, Frank Military, Kyle Harimoto, and Andrew Bartels for their tireless efforts and collaboration episode after episode,” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement.

“Our crew has grown to be a true family, and their hard work and dedication has been fundamental to our success year after year. My deepest gratitude to the cast members, who have brought our characters to life with their impassioned performances — thank you for your talent, professionalism, and continuous enthusiasm. And to our loyal viewers who loved our characters and followed their journeys, thank you. We look forward to delivering an end to the series that is both satisfying and does justice to these beloved characters.”

The series, which screens in Australia on 10, stars Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille, and Gerald McRaney.

The franchise has also included the NCIS original, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Hawaii and the planned NCIS: Sydney, currently in development with Brennan as showrunner.

A launch date is yet to be revealed.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

10 Responses

  1. 14 years is very rare. I like the original NCIS and ncisla was always a bit of a stretch for me. The “special operations” aspect attempted to make it sufficiently different from the original and there was more flash bang. It was easy viewing and pretty well made.

  2. A 14 year run for a primetime show is massive and nothing to be ashamed of. I like this show, and it now has the gravitas of Gerald McRaney in cast, I discovered. Good episode last night, will watch again.

  3. I never got into LA as much as way back when original, but even that I stopped watching years ago. I returnd for Mark Harmons last eps. I have seen LA sporadically. I never got into Hawaii. It seemed to much like Hawaii 5-0 reboot.. I will say that out of all franchises, I will miss LA the most. Then the original -NCIS; I preferred the time original 5 years. I didnt know that LA creator Shane Brennan was an Aussie. Thanks for the info. Appreciated.

    1. Noooo! NCIS.LA is my favorite of all the NCIS shows. Who is going to keep the world safe from terrorists now. Because that’s what L.A was all about it was like a tv version of James Bond every week. I just hope the find Hetty – Linda Hunt and that she’s part of the ending.

  4. Similar fate to the Law and Order franchise, until they come up with another version, adaptation, spin off or revival. Just shows that TV is quite a fickle business at times.

  5. At S14 it’s expensive to make while NCIS Hawai’i is cheaper and rating as well. NCIS Sydney will be even cheaper with no US Guild structure and massive taxpayer subsidies, and generates local content points for Ten. It was predicted that Hawaii and Sydney would likely replace New Orleans and LA. I never got into either of them, and now that NCIS’s writing is as bad only watching the rare interesting episode of it. The premises have never even attempted to be very believable, in NCIS an off duty ensign is shot in a bodega robbery and it’s a federal matter of national security. NCIS Hawai’i is consistent but strangely boring for something set in Hawaii, it’s mostly shot on sets and industrial parks.

  6. NCIS LA had basically the same cast since season 1 with only 2-3 main people cast leaving. Which I think is insane & shows that cast liked the show.

    I had a feeling that season 14 might be the last but after the crossover ep did really well I thought CBS might give it 1 more season & do what they do with FBI & put all 3 NCIS on the same night to see if that works.

    For me not a big shock but I thought it might get 1 more season

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