Is NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 canceled?

Is NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 canceled?
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It’s been an unbelievable journey, but will NCIS: Los Angeles return once again? Here is everything we know so far about
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15.

Fans of the hit crime drama series NCIS: Los Angeles have been on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting news about the show’s future, wondering whether NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 is canceled or is still happening. If you are speculating on the same, then we can assure you that you are not alone. As rumors swirl and speculation runs rampant, let’s dive into the uncertainty surrounding the show’s future because the fans think there may be some glimmers of hope that there is still a possibility for a fifteenth season! 

First, let’s clear the air because if you were a part of the NCIS: Los Angeles fandom, then you’ll know that this series is the first spin-off of the successful NCIS series and the second series in the NCIS franchise, which concluded on May 21, 2023, making it the second series in the NCIS franchise to end. Yes! It’s true, the series has ended! Earlier this year, on January 20, 2023, it was announced that the series would conclude after the fourteenth season, with the finale airing on May 21, 2023.

Since then, nothing about NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 has been confirmed! 

Is NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 canceled?

Despite the popular opinion among the fans who still believed that the beloved series might not get canceled and will soon be renewed as the decision to end the show with its 14th season will be reversed, it looks like these reports were just random rumors being circulated by hopeful fans who have to now accept the fact that the series has ultimately come to an official end and does not have a chance to be revived by the CBS network in the near future. 

Unfortunately, it’s time to say your final farewells to the elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments. As the chapter has closed, we speculate that it will remain closed and be a part of one of the previously canceled NCIS series. Can you guess it? Yes! It’s the one and only NCIS: New Orleans, which was a second spin-off series, but it was soon concluded on May 23, 2021, making it the first show in the NCIS franchise to end.

To add more confirmation about the series ending for good! 

If you have checked the previously confirmed CBS fall 2023–24 schedule, then you’ll see that the series isn’t on the list of premieres; only NCIS Season 21 and NCIS Hawai’i Season 3 are listed because they are still being developed and are far from being canceled anytime soon!  Of course, there aren’t many scripted series premiering in the autumn schedule due to the ongoing dual strikes, which have caused many changes for the network to undergo and introduce a revised schedule (below), which includes the 20th anniversary NCIS marathon, which will air on September 25, 2023. 

Is NCIS: Los Angeles Season 15 canceled?

But this is a good indication that the show creators have also moved on from the possibility of NCIS: Los Angeles having a 15th season. On the bright side, we’ll see at least one of the characters from NCIS: Los Angeles making his appearance in NCIS: Hawai’i, as LL Cool J will resume his role as Sam Hanna! Instead, they are completely focusing on another spin-off series (NCIS: Sydney), which is set in Sydney, Australia. Moreover, NCIS: Los Angeles producer Shane Brennan will be attached to the project.

The series will be the first international spin-off for the NCIS franchise and will feature local Australian actors and producers. 

It will air on Network 10 in Australia and be available for streaming worldwide on Paramount+ in 2023. This is great news for the fandom, as the franchise is still evolving and expanding its roots with various spin-offs, which is special for the fans as they will get more chances to explore these alternate stories that are connected within the same NCIS universe. Last but not least, take a look at the official revised fall CBS’s 2023–24 schedule, which includes the release date for the marathon below:

Why was NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 the last season?

Despite being a massive success, the moment that the loyal fans always dread has finally landed upon NCIS: Los Angeles. Yes, Season 14 was the last time you saw this series on your television screens! The cancellation of big-name leads filming in L.A. should not come as a shock given the big price tag involved, especially at a time when networks across the board are looking to cut their spending. The news came as a surprise to many associated with the show as it follows the strong ratings for the three-way crossover with mothership NCIS and the latest offshoot NCIS: Hawai’i. “For 14 seasons, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ has been a stalwart of our lineup with characters who were a joy to watch,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. 

“It’s no surprise this show succeeded as a global franchise. From day one, the cast, producers, and crew were amazing network/studio partners, and their teamwork, talent, and spirit vividly came through on the screen. We are so grateful for the collaboration and remarkable run of these treasured members of our CBS family, and plan to give them the big sendoff they and their fans deserve.” Further adding, “I want to thank both the network and studio for their partnership and support over the years; Shane Brennan for giving us such a great playground; and my partners John P. Kousakis, Frank Military, Kyle Harimoto, and Andrew Bartels for their tireless efforts and collaboration episode after episode,” said NCIS: Los Angeles executive producer and showrunner Gemmill.

“Our crew has grown to be a true family, and their hard work and dedication have been fundamental to our success year after year. My deepest gratitude to the cast members, who have brought our characters to life with their impassioned performances – thank you for your talent, professionalism, and continuous enthusiasm. And to our loyal viewers who loved our characters and followed their journeys, thank you. We look forward to delivering an end to the series that is both satisfying and does justice to these beloved characters.”

NCIS: Los Angeles starred LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille, and Gerald McRaney. It was created by Shane Brennan, who equally serves as an executive producer. Other producers include Gemmill, John P. Kousakis, Frank Military, Kyle Harimoto, and Andrew Bartels. Lastly, the official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the series end, quoting, “Wow” just barely begins to cover it. It’s been an unbelievable 14 years, #NCISLA fam. Thanks for coming along for the ride.” Take a look at the official post below:

Let us know in the comment section how you feel about NCIS: Los Angeles not being renewed for Season 15.