NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?
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Are you awaiting the fusion of the NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i casts to solve cases? Here is everything we know so far. 

As it is said that all good things come in pairs for NCIS fans, it seems to turn out to be true. In a shared universe, crossovers happen frequently. And this year is no different. This fall season is jam-packed with all the NCIS series set to premiere as they will be a part of CBS’s fall lineup for the 2022–2023 TV season in the months of September and October.

Just like the prior seasons have been consistent with the yearly time schedule on the network. The cherry on top is that not only will new episodes will be available to stream, but new crossover episodes will also make their debut next month by combining two of the most beloved series in the franchise, which are NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i.  

Die-hard fans know that the majority of the NCIS series have successfully navigated the leading man transition from Mark Harmon to Gary Cole, securing a renewal. The venerable drama is the No. 1 most-watched broadcast series this season, per Nielsen, drawing 11.11 million viewers and improving its new Monday 9 PM time slot by +149%, as per Nielsen.

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

The series also has been strong on social, with over 95.8 billion potential social media impressions.  Moreover, NCIS: Hawai’i, virtually tied for No. 1 most-watched new drama, is averaging 8.29 million viewers and is a time period winner on Monday at 10 PM, improving the time slot by +26%, according to Nielsen. The series has amassed over 11 billion potential social media impressions during its freshman season.

Hence, it is not a surprise that the network continues to greenlight the series for another season after another as these factors make many major tv networks not lose any potential success from a long-running franchise any time soon. If you are one of them who want to get clarity about the release date then look no further! As we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on the NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i Crossover Premiere to remove all your worries. Continue reading to the very end to find all of your answers.

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i Crossover Release Date

In a crossover premiere event, CBS will launch NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i into their new seasons together while having the casts of both shows participate in a manhunt for a deadly felon. The record 20th season of NCIS on the network will begin with the two-hour premiere, and NCIS: Hawai’i will enter its second season. Everything begins on September 19, at 9 p.m. (ET) on CBS and streams live and on-demand on Paramount+ to exclusively watch the episode premiere on the platform. 

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i Crossover Plot

As per recent reports, the episode will follow the plot as stated, “Across two hours, the hunt for a dangerous suspect unveils a complex network and a larger, sinister plan that will take the D.C. team to Hawai’i in a race to thwart the next large-scale attack.”

It begins with the Season 20 premiere of NCIS at 9 PM. The “A Family Matter” episode picks up following the cliffhanger season 19 finale, with Special Agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole) still on the run with his ex-wife Vivian (Terri Polo) and the team investigating who from his past might have a personal vendetta against him in hopes of clearing Parker’s name. Enlisting the help of NCIS: Hawai’i’s Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and computer specialist Ernie Malick (Jason Antoon), who are in town meeting with director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) in preparation for a global military exercise, the group tracks down their prime suspect, The Raven.

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

The crossover event concludes with the Season 2 premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i, which follows at 10 PM. In the “Prisoners’ Dilemma” episode, Tennant’s team, along with NCIS agents Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Jessica Knight (Katrina Law), track The Raven’s whereabouts on the island of Oahu and learn about his plans to attack RIMPAC (The Rim of the Pacific Exercises), the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. NCIS stars Gary Cole, Brian Dietzen, and Diona Reasonover also guest stars in the episode.

This marks the second occasion the two shows have met up for a crossover. When an old case of theirs reappeared, Jane Tennant invited Nick Torres to visit Hawai’i, which was the first time the two crime dramas had crossed over since March. The cross-over episode was a part of NCIS: Hawai’i season 1 episode 18 simply titled as, T’N’T released on March 28, 2022. The episode is directed by Lionel Coleman and written by Christopher Silber & Megan Bacharach. It was viewed by an estimate of 6.13 million US viewers. This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on NCIS season 19 episode 17. Take a look at the promo below: 

NCIS: Hawaii 1x18 Sneak Peek Clip 1 "T'N'T (NCIS Crossover)"

NCIS: Hawai’i is produced by CBS Studios. Vanessa Lachey, Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Tori Anderson, and Kian Talan star. Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, Christopher Silber, and Larry Teng serve as executive producers.

On the other hand, NCIS season 19 episode 17, Starting Over, was released on March 28, 2022. This episode begins a crossover event that concludes with NCIS: Hawai’i season 1 episode 18, which is directed by Michael Zinberg and written by Margaret Rose Lester and Scott Williams.

In the episode, while Tobias Fornell (Joe Spano) and Dr. Grace Confalone (Laura San Giacomo) assist NCIS in the apparent suicide case of a Naval officer in Palmer and Knight’s grief group, Torres is informed by an old colleague and friend, Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey), that a witness in an old case of his has resurfaced, but when they pick him up, their car is hit by a barrage of gunfire and overturns. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.83 million US viewers. Take a look at the promo below: 

NCIS 19x17 Sneak Peek Clip 1 "Starting Over" (NCIS: Hawaii Crossover)

NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Studios. Steven D. Binder, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Scott Williams, David North, and Donald P. Bellisario serve as executive producers.

Where to stream all the NCIS series?

When released on their respective release dates and time slots, all the NCIS series, which are NCIS Season 20, NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2, and NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14, will be available to stream on Paramount+, fuboTV, and Netflix, along with all the prior seasons of this major franchise on the streaming platforms.

The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS officially website where the episodes are published after they air on the channel. You can also stream NCIS for free on Pluto, CBS, and NBC based on the viewers’ location.

NCIS and NCIS Hawai'i Crossover: When will the crossover episode air on CBS?

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