‘NCIS: LA’ Disappointing Reason Show Was Canceled?

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Many fans were absolutely heartbroken when it was announced that NCIS: LA would be taken off the air after 14 seasons. NCIS: LA has been one of the most popular spinoffs in the NCIS franchise to date.

While many people have taken to social media to air their grievances about the cancelation, others are wondering what led CBS to this decision in the first place. Keep reading to find out the disappointing reason why the show was axed.

NCIS: LA Was More Expensive Than CBS Could Afford

NCIS: LA is CBS’ fifth-longest-running drama series. The announcement that it would be taken off the air following the 14th season was devastating for many fans.

Screengrab from 'NCIS LA' episode - YouTube
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When it boils down to it, NCIS: LA was probably more costly to produce than CBS could afford. The network hasn’t come right out and said this but Deadline speculated that budget cuts and declining viewership likely led to this NCIS spinoff being canceled.

With many networks battling declining ratings and implementing budget cuts, they simply couldn’t afford to keep this one on the air. As Deadline pointed out, NCIS: LA was filmed in Los Angeles. The drama series also had a number of big-name leads. This made it a more costly show to film all around.

Fans Speak Out About The Show’s Cancellation

LL Cool J, who has been on NCIS: LA since its debut, shared his thoughts about the program coming to an end. “After 14 seasons, it’s the perfect time to end @NCISLA on top! I look forward to continuing my partnership with @CBSTVStudios,” he wrote on Twitter. 


Fans were quick to jump in the comments and share their thoughts on the show coming to an end. A few people took time to show LL Cool J support for his up-and-coming projects, like Rock the Bells, too.

One person commented, “It had a good run im going to miss kensi deeks sam and callen.” Another chimed in, “Thank you all for creating such wonderful characters that we could love. I’m going to miss all of the NCISLA team.”

A few people also mentioned being surprised by the news. One viewer said they were “absolutely wrecked” by the news and another said that they believed the other NCIS shows should have been canceled instead.

When Is The Last Episode Of NCIS: LA?

Regardless of any protest from fans, it will soon be time to say goodbye to NCIS: LA. Luckily, there is still some time before that happens.

The final episode of NCIS: LA will air on Sunday, May 14 at 10 p.m. EST.

Are you shocked by CBS’ cancellation of NCIS: LA? Let us know in the comments and come back to TV Shows Ace for more entertainment news.

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