NCIS Season 20 is not coming back in December 2022

NCIS Season 20 is not coming back in December 2022
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When will NCIS Season 20 return to CBS? Continue reading to find out.

Ever since the premiere of the ninth episode, “Higher Education,” earlier this month on December 5, 2022, the viewers have been anticipating if the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in 2022 or 2023. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, as we at Web News Observer have compiled all the necessary information to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the likely release date and plot, then look no further!

Here is everything we know so far about when NCIS Season 20 will be back on CBS. 

NCIS Season 20 is not coming back in December 2022

NCIS Season 20: Will the new episodes return in 2023 or not?

Unfortunately, the new episodes will not return on the network in December 2022, so fans will have to wait a little longer, which is just another month. As, NCIS Season 20 will return with its tenth episode, “Too Many Cooks,” on Monday, January 9, 2023, at the time slot of 9/8c, followed by NCIS: Hawai’i and conclude with NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

In the episode, the viewers will get to see that NCIS agents from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Hawaii, in D.C. to attend the retirement party of a beloved Federal Law Enforcement Training Center professor, find themselves investigating his shocking suicide. The episode is part one of a three-episode NCISverse crossover event with NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: Hawai’i. Take a look at the promo on the official Twitter handle of the show below: 

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

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 kicks off a crossover event that will culminate with the Season 2 debut of NCIS: Hawai’i. With Parker and his ex-wife on the run, the NCIS team looks into those who may have a personal grudge against Parker in the hopes of clearing his record. The episode concludes with Torres and Knight traveling to Hawaii with NCIS agent Jane Tennant and computer specialist Ernie Malik to stop the Raven, or Herman Maxwell, who has been liberated by his followers, members of an organization known as the Unkindness.

Episode 2: Daddy Issues – September 26, 2022: McGee is taken aback when it is discovered that a fellow father from his children’s school was involved in a break-in at a secret government vault. The situation makes McGee realize that some other parents at his children’s school regard him as aloof and antisocial.

Episode 3: Unearth – October 3, 2022: 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: 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: 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.

Episode 6: The Good Fighter – October 24, 2022: While Kasie undergoes self-defense fight training, the body of an NCIS agent is discovered. The agent was moonlighting as a hacker to use paid funds from large corporations for charitable donations, and agents recruit Kasie for an undercover investigation which reveals that NCIS has a mole.

Episode 7: Love Lost – November 14, 2022: The estranged husband of the Secretary of the Navy, Tara Flynn, alleges she is trying to kill him, leaving the team with the uncomfortable task of investigating their boss’s boss.

Episode 8: Turkey Trot – November 21, 2022: At a Thanksgiving event, an explosion nearly kills an admiral, but the perpetrator, Charles Samuels, was aiming at Knight instead. Charles is the brother of a veteran who committed suicide despite Knight trying to talk him down during her time as a REACT agent. Having held a grudge all this time, Charles entered a romantic relationship with Knight’s sister Robin and ultimately takes the two of them along with Kasie hostage. Also, Knight and Robin are forced to confront their mutual animosity.

Episode 9: Higher Education – December 5, 2022: NCIS investigates the death of a college student who was killed while running across the street and had connections to McGee’s wife.

NCIS Season 20 is not coming back in December 2022

NCIS Season 20: Where can you stream the new episodes?

Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group of colorful personalities in investigating crimes – ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism – that have evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The team includes MIT graduate Timothy McGee, Ellie Bishop, who specializes in international threat assessment, charismatic and unpredictable Nick Torres, and forensic psychologist Jack Sloane. Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard brings his vast experience in forensics into play to help solve cases.

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 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, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Mondays at 9/8c time slot. You are able to stream NCIS for free on Pluto based on the viewers’ location.

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for NCIS Season 20 to premiere on CBS next year.