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CBS boss addresses cancelation of NCIS: Hawai’i: ‘I synpathize’ with the fans

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Vanessa Lachey played Jane Tennant on the NCIS: Hawai’i cast. Pic credit: Karen Neal/CBS

CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach addressed NCIS: Hawai’i fans at the Banff World Media Festival.

The CBS boss has grand plans for the network, even celebrating that they are deep into plans for the 2025-26 television season already.

But NCIS: Hawai’i fans are still reeling from the news that their show has been canceled and is not on the CBS schedule for 2024-25.

NCIS: Hawai’i ended abruptly with Season 3, and the cast and crew didn’t have time to give the series a proper ending.

The network decided to move ahead with NCIS: Origins in the now vacant time slot at 10/9c on Monday evenings.

NCIS: Origins is a new prequel series that features younger versions of Gibbs and Mike Franks.

What did the CBS boss say about the recent NCIS: Hawai’i cancelation?

“They’re extremely tough calls to make,” Reisenbach said about the network canceling popular shows like NCIS: Hawai’i and So Help Me Todd.

“I’m a big fan of TV first and I sympathize and relate to all of the fans out there who are disappointed in the fact that these shows are ending,” she added.

Unfortunately, even though she sympathizes with what NCIS: Hawai’i fans are going through, they aren’t looking to save the show.

When it was revealed that S.W.A.T. had been resurrected, it gave NCIS: Hawai’i fans hope. But that has since been dashed, despite a social media push and several petitions.

“But at the end of the day, our job at CBS is to make those really tough calls. We toss and turn and have sleepless nights and have endless discussions but we look at all of the numbers. We look at what our projections are for the future, we look at where we see opportunities to potentially have even bigger success on the schedule. And we make those tough decisions,” Reisenbach elaborated.

More news from the NCIS Universe

All three seasons of NCIS: Hawai’i are streaming on Paramount+. As are prior seasons of each NCIS drama.

Recently, some NCIS stars revealed their dream crossovers. Several people also spoke about the roles they would love to play on television.

An NCIS reunion between Brian Dietzen and Pauley Perrette also happened. Brian plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer on the hit CBS show. Pauley used to play Forensic Scientist Abby Sciuto.

NCIS Season 22 arrives this fall. It retains the 9/8c time slot on Monday nights. The drama left off Season 21 with an interesting cliffhanger that will be addressed in the first few episodes next fall.

NCIS: Hawai’i is streaming on Paramount+.

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Mike Porter
Mike Porter
1 month ago

It’s all about the money

Dorothy
Dorothy
1 month ago

Amy is trying to still spin the unjust cancelation of NCIS Hawaii. Her spin isn’t working since she has come out with way too many excuses. Money, Ratings and Keeping it Fresh. Money is untrue, development projects get canceled first if Money is an issue, day one accounting. Ratings, well thanks to Nielsen we know the truth, not ratings at all. Oh then there’s keeping it fresh. Reliving Gibbs younger years for like the millionth time and Tiva yet again us not fresh. Resurrecting Matlock with a high priced Kathy Bates from the 80s isn’t keeping it fresh. This wasn’t a business decision because they didn’t get to syndication and you took down the merchandising. This was personal and they are trying to cover their tracks.

A k
A k
1 month ago

Not going to watch Origins, and cancelling Paramount+
Plan whatever you want Ms. CBS boss, … cause in my small way I’m canceling you

Aaron Holley
Aaron Holley
1 month ago

NCIS:HAWAII didn’t really have to be canceled. I completely understand that they need to make room on their television schedule for new shows however theirs no guarantee that the new shows will be hits. They could have put NCIS:HAWAII on hiatus for a little while to see if NCIS:ORIGINS or NCIS:TONY & ZEVA are successful. Which theirs no guarantee that they will be no matter how beloved certain characters are. Like Tony and Zeva. personly i could live without an origins NCIS show. HOWEVER I’m just speaking for myself. How many people agree with me. I don’t understand why they always think they have to go ahead and cancel shows. It’s aggravating.

Sac
Sac
1 month ago

I have no interest in origins and I’m seriously considering not watching the other NCIS shows because I am so disappointed that NCIS Hawaii was canceled. It was one of the better shows on TV.

Sharon
Sharon
1 month ago

I am so disappointed that NCIS Hawaii was cancelled in order to make room for tv trash, they cancel great shows so they can make room for junk they call shows!