The long-running procedural drama, which debuted in 2009, will air its final episode ever in May. The season 14 finale will now serve as the show’s final episode altogether.
According to a statement from CBS President Amy Reisenbach, which was obtained by TheWrap, “NCIS: Los Angeles has been a stalwart of our roster for 14 seasons with characters that were a joy to watch.
“It’s not surprising that this show became a worldwide franchise. The cast, producers, and crew were outstanding Network/Studios partners from the beginning, and their collaboration, talent, and energy were clearly seen on screen. We want to give these beloved members of our CBS family the great send-off they deserve since we are so appreciative of their contributions and extraordinary run.
“Our crew has become a true family, and their hard work and dedication have been crucial to our success year after year,” said showrunner R Scott Gemill.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the performers for bringing our characters to life via their passionate performances. I appreciate your skills, professionalism, and never-ending excitement. And a big thank you to all of our devoted fans who adored our characters and followed their adventures. We’re excited to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion while also doing these adored characters respect.
The program will have broadcast 322 episodes by the time it is through, making it the fifth longest-running program on CBS. Every episode draws 6 million viewers on average.
When responding to the news on social media, LL Cool J, who plays Special Agent Sam Hanna, referred to the most recent NCIS franchise crossover episode and said that it was “the perfect time to end @NCISLA on top!” He also said that he is looking forward to working with the network on future projects.
Referring to the opportunity as a “”From season 1 to season 14, from 24 to 39, it has been an amazing dream,” Daniela Ruah said in a heartfelt homage to her tenure on the show. There are too many words to speak and too many emotions to process. I’ll hold onto them for later. I’m incredibly appreciative to have been a member of the NCIS:LA family. Due to all of you, the show ran this long.”
As for the announcement, Special Agent Devin Rountree, played by Caleb Castille since season 11, said: “Sadly, @NCISLA won’t be returning to give you guys another season, but man, what a fantastic accomplishment…
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“Salutations to the world’s best staff and supporters! I’ll always be appreciative for the chance. Devin Rountree, special agent, signing off.”