NCIS Season 17: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers, News

NCIS is an American action, police procedural series that airs on CBS. The series first premiered on September 23, 2003. It revolves around a fictional team of special agents who belong to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, whose acronym makes up the title of the show. The show investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. It is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘. The series has led to two spin-offs namely ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. Fans of the show will be aware that ‘NCIS’ itself is a spin-off from ‘JAG’ and was introduced in Season 8 of the show. In its freshman season, ‘NCIS’ was referred to as ‘Naval NCIS’ but the word ‘Naval’ was later dropped from the title since it was redundant.

The show is backed by Belisarius Productions, Paramount Network Television (2003–06), CBS Paramount Network Television (2006–09), and CBS Television Studios production companies. David Bellisario and Avery C. Drewe are the producers, while Donald P. Bellisario, Gary Glasberg, Shane Brennan, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Frank Cardea, and George Schenck have served as the executive producers of the show at various points of time. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, ‘NCIS’ has enjoyed massive popularity among fans and has frequently been among the highest rated shows on television.

NCIS Cast: Who is in it?

The main plot of ‘NCIS’ is based on a team of investigators who look into various crimes created by navy personnel. Therefore, the cast is mostly made up of the team members, including Mark Harmon who plays Leroy Jethro Gibbs. David McCallum appears on the show as Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard, Wilmer Valderrama appears as Nicholas Torres, Diona Reasonover plays Kasie Hines, while Jennifer Esposito plays the role of Alexandra Quinn. This is bolstered by the presence of a strong supporting cast.

Over the seasons, the team of investigators has changed and we have seen members join and leave, Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see some new members who will make the dynamic and work environment of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team (MCRT) more interesting.

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NCIS Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘NCIS’ is centered around the fictional team who are based out of the Washington D.C. field office in the Washington Navy Yard. It serves as the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the US Department of Navy, including the US Marine Corps. The job of the team is to investigate all major crimes and felonies that would be punishable by confinement of more than a year, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The series follows this elite team as they respond to various crimes, and is marked by fine characterization, solid drama, a wide range of emotions, and suitably comic moments among the team members. What stands out about the show is its ability to attract viewers and make them feel comfortable with the content that is being presented. This is not easy since we see dead bodies drop every episode. However, the team’s wit and their breezy professional attitude in tackling the cases is something that viewers like watching. By now, of course, the show has become almost equivalent to comfort food for viewers. They do not tune in to see the crimes being solved, as much as they tune in to follow the characters they have grown so fond of.

The realism of the show lies in the fact that the characters are flawed. The team members are not some holier than thou people delivering justice from their podiums. Most importantly, Gibbs, the beloved leader, often breaks rules to get results. However, this is not just a commentary on his character but also goes to show that the justice system in the USA, as in most nations, is nearly broken, and a lot of criminals walk away. While this does not mean that the end justifies the means, one can understand Gibbs’ frustration after a career in law enforcement, when he sees the perpetrators walk on some legal technicality. ‘NCIS’ is not just about the crimes, it is character heavy, and over the seasons, they have had their relationships, personal secrets, and troubles at home and in the workplace. These characters have shared all with the viewers, and naturally, the audience feels connected to them.

Hopefully, in the upcoming season of the show, we will see ‘NCIS’ continue in a similar fashion, with more crimes to solve, more criminals to take down, and a better team cohesion from these professionals. The team is here to remind us, that even within the army, one cannot escape the long arm of the law. We might even get to see a new looming villain, who challenges the team, using their power within the military to hide from their crimes.

NCIS Season 17 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘NCIS’ Season 16 premiered on September 25, 2018. According to reports from Deadline CBS has ordered Season 17 of the show to be broadcast in the 2019-2020 season. The President of CBS Entertainment, Kelly Kahl, said, “NCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades. Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon. We are delighted that the show will remain a lynchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season.”

While no official release date has been announced, our best guess is that the upcoming Season 17 will follow the footsteps of its predecessors and air sometime around September 2019.

NCIS Trailer:

While we wait for the release date of season 17, check out the season 16 trailer to refresh your memories.

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