Monday, February 29, 2016

NCIS renewed for a 14th and 15th season as Mark Harmon signs a new 2-year contract extension with CBS Studios.

The forensic procedural drama NCIS seen in South Africa on pay-TV broadcaster M-Net, free-to-air public broadcaster SABC2 and the Universal Channel (DStv 117) is getting renewed for a 14th and a 15th season following a new two-year deal CBS Studios signed with star Mark Harmon.

NCIS - the most watched TV drama in the world - is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International and will now remain on television screens until at least 2018.

Ensemble cast member Michael Weatherly is of course exiting NCIS at the end of the 13th season.

Mark Harmon, besides being in NCIS, is also an executive producer of the spin-off NCIS: New Orleans on M-Net (DStv 101).

"It's extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale," says Glenn Geller, CBS Entertainment president in a statement.

"It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life; and to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS's signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week".