After 14 seasons, one of CBS’ longest-running shows is coming to an end. The current season will be the last NCIS: Los Angeleswhich is a spin-off of the original NCIS. According to deadline(Opens in a new window)the cast and crew were informed of the cancellation on Friday.
The Network’s crime procedural stars Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille and Gerald McRaney as Los Angeles NCIS Division agents charged with detaining criminals who pose a threat to the security of the country. Created by Shane Brennan has been on the air since 2009.
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As Deadline points out, it’s no big surprise given the show’s expensive budget and the networks looking to pull the wallet lately. That being said, NCIS: Los Angeles has had consistently high ratings throughout its run and is the top show in its timeslot, averaging around 6 million viewers. So as it comes to a close, a 14-season show is anything but a bust.
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“This NCIS Crossover was a huge success!! Thank you to all our millions of fans around the world!! Some of our best reviews in years,” co-lead LL Cool J wrote Instagram(Opens in a new window). “After 14 seasons, now is the perfect time to end @ncisla(Opens in a new window) on top of our game!!!” LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell were the original protagonists on the show as special agents who often use advanced technology to capture bad guys who threaten national security.
The show’s season finale is set for May 14, meaning the timing of the announcement will give the show time for a worthy conclusion. “We look forward to an end to the series that is both satisfying and does justice to these beloved characters,” executive producer and showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement.
So for NCIS:LA fans, you still have time to soak up the exploits of G, Sam, Marty, Nell, Hetty and the rest of the gang. Per Deadline, CBS’ other long-running primetime shows CSI and Criminal ghosts have both been revived, so it can’t be all the way to the end NCIS:LA