Farewell NCIS: Los Angeles! CBS’s longest-running scripted show is coming to an end. Read on to learn more.
After 322 episodes, it’s finally time to say goodbye to one of the most beloved series in the NCIS franchise, “NCIS: Los Angeles.” It is a drama about the high-stakes world of an NCIS division tasked with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to national security. The cancellation of a long-running drama with 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.
The show has amassed more than 591 million potential social media impressions, and Americans have watched approximately 4.2 billion minutes of the current season. The show’s current 14th season will air the series finale airing on the network and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+ on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the same time slot of 10 p.m. ET/PT. The details about the final episode have not been revealed yet and will be in the coming months. In addition to this, “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 in a statement.
“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.” 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 stars LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille, and Gerald McRaney. The series is 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.
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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14: A quick recap of the story so far
Here’s what we know about NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the prior episodes before the series final airs.
Episode 1: Game of Drones – October 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Kevin Berlandi and written by R. Scott Gemmill. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.33 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The NCIS team searches for a suspect and their motive following the bombing of a large facility where military combat drones are assembled; Callen and Kilbride get troubling news about a body found in Syria.”
Episode 2: Of Value – October 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Diana C. Valentine and written by Kyle Harimoto. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.07 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “After two architects who specialize in designing secure buildings are kidnapped, the NCIS team mounts a search to bring them home; Deeks and Kensi realize they may need to get Rosa some help with her schoolwork.”
Episode 3: The Body Stitchers – October 23, 2022: The episode is directed by Suzanne Saltz and written by Adam G. Key & Frank Military. It is estimated to be viewed by 3.95 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The NCIS team joins forces with the FBI when a group of grisly murderers known as “The Body Stitchers” returns after evading capture by NCIS years ago; Sam’s dad makes a new friend in Arkady.”
Episode 4: Dead Stick – October 30, 2022: The episode is directed by Dennis Smith and written by Lee A. Carlisle. It is estimated to be viewed by 5.03 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When Aiden Hanna’s plane crashes and he is accused of being at fault for the accident, the NCIS team must investigate to clear his name; Rountree considers how he wants to handle the aftermath of the incident with the LAPD.”
Episode 5: Flesh & Blood – November 6, 2022: The episode is directed by Daniela Ruah and written by Chad Mazero. It is estimated to be viewed by 3.56 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “NCIS is called to investigate when a woman is seen fleeing the scene of her husband’s murder; Roberta Deeks comes into town to meet Rosa; Sam looks for another aide for his father.”
Episode 6: Glory of the Sea – November 13, 2022: The episode is directed by Terence Nightingall and written by Faythallegra Claude. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.03 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “NCIS is called to investigate after Rear Adm. Ted Gordon is abducted from his home; Kensi struggles with being the fun parent while Deeks is apartment hunting with his mom.”
Episode 7: Survival of the Fittest – November 20, 2022: The episode is directed by Eric A. Pot and written by Andrew Bartels. It is estimated to be viewed by 3.93 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “A Marine falls ill during a training mission due to an attack by a genetic weapon; Deeks struggles with balancing work and home life when Rosa comes down with the flu.”
Episode 8: Let It Burn – November 27, 2022: The episode is directed by Rick Tunelland written by Indira Gibson Wilson. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.03 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “NCIS investigates an arson attack at Global West Ventures Corp., a naval defense contractor; Rountree connects with an ex; Kilbride gives Callen files on Pembrook.”
Episode 9: Blood Bank – January 8, 2023: The episode is directed by Benny Boom and written by Samantha Chasse. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.56 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When NCIS investigates a shootout on a boat in which a rare cultural artifact is stolen, they’re shocked to learn who owns the boat.”
Episode 10: A Long Time Coming – January 9, 2023: The episode is directed by Dennis Smith and written by R. Scott Gemmill. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.80 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “While Agent Rountree and Fatima search for Kilbride, who has been missing, they are ambushed and learn that every member of the team has a $200,000 bounty on their head.”
Episode 11: Best Seller – January 15, 2023: The episode is directed by James Hanlon and written by Kyle Harimoto. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.71 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When Sam’s friend Tom Olsen finds himself being hunted down by enemies from his past, the NCIS team must find out who is after him.”
Apart from CBS’s official website, all the previous seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles are currently available to watch on Paramount+ and fuboTV. The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and iTunes, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. On the other hand, the series is also available to watch exclusively for free on CBS’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel. You can also stream NCIS: Los Angeles for free on Pluto based on the viewers’ location.
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Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for more NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 finale to premiere on CBS.