CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Including NCIS: Will Mark Harmon Return?

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CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Including NCIS: Will Mark Harmon Return?

By Movieguide® Contributor

CBS has announced the premiere dates for their 2022 fall lineup of shows, and fans can’t wait to tune in! 

NCIS will come back for Season 20 on September 19, and fans are excited to see if Mark Harmon makes a return to the crime show. 

Movieguide® previously reported on the rumors:

NCIS executive producer, Steven D Binder recently spoke to TV Insider about the possibility of Mark Harmon’s character, agent Gibbs, returning in Season 20 of the CBS’ fan-favorite show.

While it is unlikely that Harmon would return, Binder did not rule out future appearances from the previous leading man.

According to TV Insider, While the NCIS intro still features Mark Harmon’s character, executive producer Steven D. Binder said there aren’t any plans to bring back the beloved star just yet.

“There’s always head space for him to come back,” Binder told TV Insider following the season 19 finale on May 23. “It just has to be the right story, I think, to get him excited about it and to get us excited about it.”

Movieguide® previously reported: “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go..”

While Harmon is not physically on our television screens weekly, he remains in the opening credits of NCIS and an executive producer of the show. Currently, it is a waiting game to see if Leroy Jethro Gibbs will return to the silver screen this fall.

The other shows that got premiere dates include NCIS: LOS ANGELES (October 9), FBI (September 20), GHOSTS, and YOUNG SHELDON (both on September 29). 

Fans of CBS shows are excited for their favorite programs to make a return this fall — and NCIS fans can’t wait to see if Mark Harmon returns to the show.