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CBS Announces Three-Hour NCIS Crossover Special to Debut in January

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CBS Announces Three-Hour NCIS Crossover Special to Debut in January

By Movieguide® Staff

CBS recently announced an upcoming three-hour crossover episode featuring NCIS, NCIS: HAWAI’I, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

The three-hour special will debut on the network on Jan. 2, according to Deadline.

“We are so excited to finally have the long-awaited, first-ever NCIS-verse crossover to share with our passionate, loyal viewers,” Amy Reisenbach of CBS said. “The popularity, longevity, and continued success of the franchise is a testament to the immense talent of the casts and writing and producing teams who bring these shows to life. They came up with a thrilling story for this epic three-hour event that creatively brings all three NCIS teams together for fans to enjoy in one night and beyond.”

The teams from each of the shows will have to work together to track down a hitman, according to the episode’s plot.

NCIS remains one of CBS’ most-watched shows, with over 4.1 trillion minutes viewed across all branches of the series.

Movieguide® previously commended NCIS for its patriotic themes and moral worldview, which has helped land NCIS as the most-watched cable Network program:

NCIS’ strong showing led CBS to earn the No. 1 channel spot for viewership in the 2021-2022 broadcast season with 166 million total minutes viewed.

“While ‘time spent’ has mainly been a streamers’ metric, it actually demonstrates the continuing strength and scale of broadcast television, and CBS in particular,” George Cheeks, President and CEO, CBS and Chief Content Officer, News, and Sports, Paramount+, said. “Additionally, all this content is available on Paramount+ too, both live and on demand.”

Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, added: “No matter how you analyze the numbers – time spent, live +7, live +3 or live – CBS’ primetime schedule and our highly successful new series are resonating loudly with viewers.”