CBS has picked up both of its “NCIS” spinoffs for next season.
For “NCIS: LA,” the renewal gives it an 11th season. The pickup for “New Orleans” comes after the show lost an executive producer and its showrunner. The network renewed the flagship, “NCIS” earlier this month.
Former “New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern was fired in October after the start of a third HR investigation into misconduct. He had twice previously been investigated internally at the studio, but for the third investigation, spurred by further reports of harassment and verbally abusive behavior toward women, CBS brought in outside counsel.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
The three shows join “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds,” “Blue Bloods,” “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum PI” to be picked up for next season.