NCIS’s More Liberal Spinoff, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, To End After Season 7 On CBS
By Movieguide® Staff
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, the newest spinoff of the NCIS franchise, will end after its 155th episode.
“Sad to end our love affair with this phenomenal city but so grateful for all the friends we made along the way,” executive producer and star of the show Scott Bakula said. “I will miss the music. Big thank you to CBS for seven years.”
“It has been our sincere pleasure and honor to work on this show and with this incredible cast and crew for over 150 episodes,” executive producers/showrunners Jan Nash and Christopher Silber added. “As disappointed as we are to see NOLA end, we couldn’t be prouder of the work we’ve done and are grateful to the spectacular and resilient Crescent City that embraced us for seven wonderful years.”
However, Silber and Nash also announced that with the end of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, they are working on a new spinoff, NCIS: HAWAII. The duo will co-write/executive produce the project alongside SEAL TEAM writer-producer Matt Bosack.
“From the start, NCIS: New Orleans was able to distinguish itself with its New Orleans authenticity,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said. “From the colors and music to the vibrancy and stories you can only find in the Big Easy. Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, NOLA has played a key role on our schedule. We’re pleased to give it a big sendoff and that viewers will have the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters as the final season wraps.”
In 2003, the original NCIS launched the franchise with Mark Harmon as the star. After a run of 18 seasons, NCIS maintains its title as the most-watched drama series on network television.
In the past, Movieguide® has applauded several NCIS episodes for its “strong moral, patriotic worldview” and “strong Christian, redemptive content and values.”
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS notably came under fire after the most recent season diverted from its counterpart’s conservative values.
CBS’s hit show NCIS: NEW ORLEANS came under fire as fans accused the series of bowing a knee to the mainstream media. In particular, the show has been accused of displaying the sometimes violent riots as nothing more than peaceful protests.
Media Research Center contributing writer Lindsay Kornick voiced her opinion and said that the show sought to appease a progressive mindset.
“The latest episode somehow went further to appease a ‘burn the establishment’ progressive and her mostly ‘peaceful’ crowd,” Kornick wrote…
“Of course, the one person who doesn’t think the police are racist is seen as the unreasonable one. This leads to Pride trying to get Holland to reconsider his mindset on viewing the city as inherently racist. He even goes so far as to peddle the usual statement that the ‘vast majority’ of [Black Lives Matter] BLM protestors are just peaceful idealists being dragged by a few bad actors. Strange how the police never get that benefit of the doubt.”
MOVIEGUIDE® Editor Tom Snyder says the series has sadly been the most politically correct of the three NCIS programs. He notes it also has had the lowest ratings of the three series.