NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?

NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?
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Know everything about the possible episode count for NCIS Season 20. 

When the topic of “How many episodes are there in the upcoming season?” is posed, fans are curious as to how long the season will run before they have to wait months for another new season to binge-watch. Although the exact number of episodes for NCIS Season 20 has not been released yet, we can expect it to be in the same range as past seasons, ranging from 21 to 24 episodes, with an average length of between 39 and 44 minutes per episode.

Because the series is broadcast by CBS, the network’s television shows strive to keep a consistent episode count over seasons in order to maintain the story’s continuity. We’d also like to point out that, as of October 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the majority of the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed.

It will be disclosed once the new episodes start to air on the network on a weekly basis. In the meantime, check out the synopsis of the first six episodes, which have recently premiered on the channel, and give insight into the story of the season and how the next episode will transpire to lead to the season’s conclusion. 

NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?

NCIS Season 20: A quick recap of the season so far

The new episodes of the latest season are scheduled to release every Monday night at 9/8c on CBS and Paramount Plus. Here’s what we know about NCIS Season 20 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.

Episode 1: A Family Matter – September 19, 2022: This episode begins a crossover event that concludes on the season 2 premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i. The episode is directed by Tawnia McKiernan and written by Scott Williams, which was viewed by 5.82 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “With Parker on the run with his ex-wife, the NCIS team investigates people who might have a personal vendetta against Parker in hopes of clearing his name. The episode ends with Torres and Knight alongside NCIS agent Jane Tennant and Computer Specialist Ernie Malik heading to Hawaii to stop the Raven or Herman Maxwell who’s been freed by his followers, members of a group called the Unkindness.”

Episode 2: Daddy Issues –  September 26, 2022: The episode is directed by Michael Zinberg and written by Christopher J. Waild which was viewed by 6.11 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that McGee is in for a surprise when a fellow father from his kids’ school is revealed to have some involvement in a break-in at a secret government vault. The case brings McGee to the realization that some other parents from his kids’ school see him as uptight and antisocial.

Episode 3: Unearth – October 3, 2022: The episode is directed by Diana Valentine and written by Yasemin Yilmaz, which was viewed by 6.92 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that, A murder investigation introduces NCIS to a longstanding curse that ultimately puts Torres and Dr. Grace Confalone in a tight spot.

Episode 4: Leave No Trace – October 10, 2022: The episode is directed by William Webb and written by Chad Gomez Creasey, which was viewed by 6.60 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that NCIS joins forces with the National Parks Investigative Service when a dead petty officer is found in the woods. The agent they work with, Gage Winchester, happens to be Knight’s ex-boyfriend who hopes to get back with her. However, this only pushes Knight closer to Jimmy as she agrees to go on a spa weekend with him, signaling a more concrete definition of their relationship.

Episode 5: Guardian – October 17, 2022: The episode is directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by Marco Schnabel, which was viewed by 7.88 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Vance is accosted by burglars in his home but subdues them, killing one of them. Parker takes it upon himself to be Vance’s protection detail at an upcoming conference in Berlin, while McGee assumes the role of acting director and Torres & Knight investigate. While in Berlin, an Interpol official with whom Vance is romantically involved is also attacked, leading the team to investigate a theft of diamonds.

NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?

NCIS Season 20 Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the series include the actors with their respective character descriptions, which are as follows:  

  • Sean Murray as Timothy McGee: NCIS Senior Special Agent, second in command of MCRT
  • Wilmer Valderrama as Nick Torres: NCIS Special Agent
  • Katrina Law as Jessica Knight: NCIS Special Agent
  • Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer: Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS
  • Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines: Forensic Specialist for NCIS
  • Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance: NCIS Director
  • David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard: NCIS Historian and former Chief Medical Examiner
  • Gary Cole as Alden Parker: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Major Case Response Team (MCRT) assigned to Washington’s Navy Yard; former FBI Special Agent turned NCIS agent

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

NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?

NCIS Season 20: When will the next episode air on CBS?

The 6th episode, “The Good Fighter,” will release on October 24, 2022, at the same schedule at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) time slot. The episode will continue from the fifth episode, which will follow the basic premise of the show that follows Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group in investigating crimes – ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism – that have evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

NCIS 20x06 Promo "The Good Fighter" (HD) Season 20 Episode 6 Promo

Where can you stream NCIS Season 20?

When released, NCIS Season 20 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 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’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Mondays in the 9/8c time slot. You are able to stream NCIS for free on Pluto and CBS based on the viewers’ location. 

NCIS Official Synopsis

The synopsis of the series states, “NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.”

NCIS Season 20: How many episodes are there in the new season?

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