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CBS Breaks Viewers’ Hearts: Ends Long Running Series

Cancelled Shows, News, Scripted

CBS has broken a lot of hearts with the announcement that they are ending a beloved and long-running series.

What did they cancel? In addition, when is the last episode? Moreover, do we know why the series is ending? Here is the latest news on the end of this beloved franchise.

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CBS Breaks Viewers’ Hearts With Cancelation

Just a couple of days ago, NCIS: Los Angeles fans got the biggest shock when CBS announced that the series is ending.

On Friday, Deadline reported that the network decided to end its longest-running series, NCIS: Los Angeles.

This series stars Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille, and Gerald McRaney.

Pictured: Gary Cole, LL Cool J, Vanessa Lachey, and Noah Mills. Photo: Karen Neal/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Pictured: Gary Cole, LL Cool J, Vanessa Lachey, and Noah Mills. Photo: Karen Neal/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

When Is NCIS: Los Angeles Ending?

The NCIS: Los Angeles series finale will be on Sunday, May 14. This will air on both CBS and Paramount+.

When the series ends, it will have a total of 322 episodes. In addition, they just announced that Marilu Henner will be guest-starring in an upcoming episode.

NCIS Los Angeles Pictured (L-R): Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna) and Gerald McRaney (Retired Admiral Hollace Kilbride). Photo Credit: CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
NCIS Los Angeles Pictured (L-R): Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna) and Gerald McRaney (Retired Admiral Hollace Kilbride). Photo Credit: CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Will There Be Another Crossover Event?

This cancellation is especially surprising as CBS just aired their first-ever NCIS Universe Crossover Event. They continued the same storyline through all three franchise series. Moreover, this was a series success.

According to Deadline, all three franchises did well. Most of all, the episode was the Los Angeles franchise’s best seven-day viewer ratings since March 17, 2019.

The publication declared that the huge success definitely indicated that CBS would do more of these sorts of crossovers again.

But, will they do it before the final NCIS: Los Angeles series episode?

NCIS Los Angeles Pictured (L-R): Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen), Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna), Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres) and Vanessa Lachey (Jane Tennant). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
NCIS Los Angeles Pictured (L-R): Chris O’Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen), Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna), Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres) and Vanessa Lachey (Jane Tennant). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Why Was NCIS: Los Angeles Canceled?

Although CBS did not explain why they ended, the publication alluded to the high price tag. “A cancellation of a long-running drama with big-name leads filming in L.A. should not come as a shock given the big price tag involved, especially at a time when networks across the board are looking to cut their spending.”

Moreover, many in the cast were surprised because the NCIS Universe Crossover was a huge success. However, the current economic landscape has been rocky for many series.

Could CBS Bring NCIS: Los Angeles Back?

Deadline brought up a big point that NCIS: Los Angeles fans may want to remember. First, they pointed out that this is the network’s fifth longest primetime scripted series ever.

Next, based on history, they give big odds that this fan-favorite series will be back.

The NCIS spinoff, starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, is tied as the fifth longest-running CBS primetime scripted series ever, only behind Gunsmoke, Lassie, CSI, and Criminal Minds. Among the four, the two shows that have aired in the last 50 years, CSI and Criminal Minds, both have since been revived, which bodes well for NCIS: Los Angeles’ future.

However, CBS has not indicated that they would like to bring back this series.

NCIS fans, what are your thoughts about the end of this era of the franchise? Would you have liked to see more episodes? Or, do you think it is time for the series to be over?

 

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16 Comments

  1. Very disappointed this series is ending. We have been faithful from the beginning. We will have to go to another channel to fill this void! Boo CBS!

  2. Leave it to the suits at a network to bomb one of their longest-running, most successful shows EVER. Why? To save a few bucks. You see…you have to spend money to make money. This show is making money. It’s proven itself over and over again. This makes absolutely no sense. It was bad enough when NCIS: New Orleans went dark. Now they’re sending LA off the rails. Just not right at all.

  3. Last year it was Magnum and then this year NCIALA why do you keep cancelling popular shows then replace with reality shows? Most people don’t watch those shows, guess CBS is fast becoming a channel I no longer will watch.

  4. When CBS put them on Sunday night @10pm that was a killer spot, because of the sports before running overtime up to 1 hour.
    Why didn’t CBS put all 3 NCIS shows on the same night for more cross-overs. Should have done it with NO!! CBS you are going to loss a lot of viewers if you keep this up!!! You are want to cut the cost – start at the Top!!

  5. I agree put them all on the same night. CBS you stink!!

    Take a hint from the Chicago Med, Fire, PD. – BIG hit on Wednesday nights!!

  6. I’m sorry but it’s time! But the original NCIS should have been first! The only original character left is McGee the rest have moved on and the same has started happening with NCIS LA! Linda Hunt even though still credited for some episodes is technically no longer on it and hasn’t been for at least 2 seasons Nell and Eric’s characters have moved on as well! When the original cast wants to move on then it’s just time to end it! Same thing with Criminal Minds Shemar no longer wanted to be on it and well Thomas Gibson couldn’t keep his anger in check so he was fired and a few of the other original cast members left too so what is the point of keeping a show on the air with a cast that’s just simply burnt out and doesn’t want it anymore? They are human beings and even though the show may be great and popular the actors have the right to not want to do it anymore and they shouldn’t be forced to continue to do something that they don’t have the heart for it’s not fair to the viewers that love the show but it’s definitely not fair to the actors playing these roles because at the end of the day if their hearts aren’t in it then they won’t give it 100% anymore and the show is ultimately going to fail anyway and us as viewers won’t watch it because our hearts are no longer in it either! Does it suck when good shows end? Of course! But the actors and everyone else that has put the effort into creating the show week after week year after year their feelings have to be considered completely first and there will always be new shows to love!

  7. This upsets me I love this show CBS is making a big mistake I dont like alot of stuff that is on Tv right now but this was a good one
    Depends on what CBS does but maynot watch much of CBS after this happens!

  8. I’m really tired of CBS CANCELING SHOWS THAT GIVE US PLEASURE in stability. I will absolutely not watch reality shows. There are now plenty of other stations to stream. I will not watch Paramount + either.

  9. I sanction all of the above anger re: this loss. I am elderly and cannot get out much. t.v. is my main entertainment
    CBS has always been my most watched.
    this will be a great loss. I loved the crossover!
    I have treasured all of the NCIS series. Don ‘t mind
    change of actors. they always find a way to keep them
    on board somehow. their in reruns, which I watch ,too.
    big mistake to cancel.

  10. I have watched this show from the beginning and it was one of my favorite shows. It was fast moving, excellent writing and storyline. I do not like CSI —Hawaii, poor acting/lame acting, expensive show with it filmed in Hawaii !!! Famous people, are not good actor/actress! Good luck I will not watch ‼️😁🥶😎

  11. I agree with other’s comments, NCIS, the original needs to go. It’s so boring and the other characters in the show do not add any value to Magee. Since Leroy left and that new guy came on, I’ve quit watching it.
    Of all the shows los angles is the only one I watch, love, love the story lines and the characters.

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