NCIS Season 20: Is Sean Murray returning for the new season?

NCIS Season 20: Is Sean Murray returning for the new season?
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Will the fans see more of Sean Murray as Timothy McGee in NCIS Season 20? Continue reading to find out. 

Sean Murray plays NCIS Senior Field Agent Timothy McGee in the series. He specializes in cybersecurity and computer crime and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and MIT. Initially, Murray appeared as a guest star in eight episodes of the first season of NCIS; in season two, he joined the main cast and was added to the opening credits. Since then, he has become one of the most beloved characters in the NCIS franchise. As the 20th season is all set to premiere on CBS next month. Many rumors surrounding Sean Murray’s return have gained momentum as the anticipating of the fans is at its peak. 

As the viewers know, NCIS Season 20 will be premiering new episodes on September 19, 2022, Mondays at 9/8c. The first episode is going to be a crossover event that concludes on NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 Episode 1. The official NCIS Twitter handle also confirmed the news by sharing a post from NCIS: Hawai’i, quoting, “The only thing better than one #NCIS cast is TWO. This premiere crossover event is going to be epic.” Take a look at the official post below: 

The production for NCIS Season 20 began on a timely schedule as it is one of the most admired dramas airing on CBS. As a result, premiering on the set release date is critical, as the show has become one of the season’s top-rated broadcast series, with 11.11 million viewers and a +149 percent increase in its new Monday 9 p.m. time slot. With approximately 95.8 billion potential social media impressions, the series has also done well on social media. So, the viewers are always curious to know when the next season will premiere and what will happen next to these beloved characters.

The official Twitter handle of NCIS also shared the news, quoting, “Miss us? We’ve got good news — #NCIS is back in production for season 20 and we can’t wait to have this team back on our screens. See you real soon.” Take a look at the official post below: 

Will Sean Murray reprise his role in NCIS Season 20?

We have great news that, at least throughout NCIS Season 20, we will see more of Timothy McGee. He is not going anywhere and is ready to return for the upcoming season. It is reported that he will appear in the first episode and subsequent ones. This has been verified by cast members’ behind-the-scenes pictures and clips (below) shared by the cast members for the season’s first episode. 

In addition to this, it is reported that some of the NCIS: Hawai’i team members will eventually get to meet McGee, as the only squad member who will not travel to Hawai’i is Timothy McGee, which is unfortunate. But we are hopeful that it will happen soon, and it will be exciting to see how these characters from different shows of the same franchise will interact with one another.

Moreover, Wilmer Valderrama, who plays NCIS Special Agent Nicholas Torres, also shared a BTS clip where we can see Sean Murray alongside his castmates, quoting, “Production for Season 20 of #NCIS is officially in progress. Day 1, Who’s ready!?” Take a look at the official post below: 


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Katrina Law, who plays NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight, also shared a BTS picture on her official Instagram handle along with her co-stars from NCIS Season 20, quoting, “Coming right up!” Take a look at the official post below: 


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Is there any teaser or trailer for NCIS Season 20?

No, the network has not released any new teasers or trailers for the upcoming season as of August 23, 2022. It is speculated to premiere in the coming weeks. In the meantime, watch the last season’s epic finale episode, which is expected to expand on this already established premise for the prior seasons, and continue the storyline, which the viewers got to see on the CBS channel on May 23, 2022. 

The episode, Birds of a Feather was estimated to be viewed by 7.47 million US viewers. Moreover, it is reported to be directed by Terrence O’Hara and written by Christopher J. Waild. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When Agent Parker is framed for murder, the team puts their jobs and lives on the line in order to buy time and uncover the truth.”

NCIS Season 20: Is Sean Murray returning for the new season?

Where to 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 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, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel. You can also stream NCIS for free on Pluto and NBC based on the viewers’ location.

NCIS Season 20: Is Sean Murray returning for the new season?

NCIS Official Synopsis

The synopsis of the series states, “NCIS follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team (MCRT) special agents based at the Washington, D.C. field office in Washington Navy Yard. For the first eighteen seasons, the team was led by Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a Marine veteran, and seasoned investigator.”

NCIS Season 20: Is Sean Murray returning for the new season?

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more NCIS Season 20 updates.