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Why is NCIS: New Orleans being canceled? How many episodes are left?

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Pride is going to see his run on NCIS: NOLA come to an end. Pic credit: CBS

NCIS: New Orleans is being canceled by CBS due to low ratings. The show was moved to Sunday nights and just wasn’t able to bring all of its viewers along.

Airing Sunday nights at 10/9c is not easy for any show, and fans of the show had feared that the NCIS spin-off could end up dying in that time slot.

It’s possible that a lot of viewers decided to change the channel when Lucas Black decided to leave the NCIS: New Orleans cast. When Black expressed an interest in spending more time with his family, the writers then killed off his character, Christopher LaSalle.

In the fall of 2020, CBS kept bouncing NCIS: New Orleans around between different episode start times as well, making it even more frustrating for people trying to just tune in for new episodes.

Now, the news has come through that CBS is ending NCIS: New Orleans during the month of May.

How many episodes of NCIS: New Orleans are left?

There are four new episodes left in NCIS: New Orleans Season 7. The network will be rolling them out in May and that will work up to the series finale on May 23.

The unfortunate news is that there are currently no new episodes of NCIS: NOLA set to air in April. It will be a steady stream of repeat episodes through the end of the month.

For fans who haven’t been able to keep up with the late episodes on Sunday nights this year, that gives plenty of time to get caught up before NCIS: New Orleans Season 7, Episode 13 debuts on May 2.

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More news from the world of NCIS

Some interesting casting news for NCIS: Hawaii was just revealed. The new spin-off at CBS is already working to fill its lead roles and it was announced that the leader of this branch will be a woman. That’s a shift from how things have been done at the other shows, with actors Scott Bakula, Mark Harmon, Chris O’Donnell, and LL COOL J taking on the titles of Special Agent In Charge.

In regard to the flagship NCIS series, the wife of Mark Harmon just joined the show. Her character is going to be an interesting one to watch for the rest of NCIS Season 18, especially as rumors float around that this could be the final season of the series. Hopefully, Harmon signs on to come back for more episodes and CBS follows that with an announcement about NCIS Season 19.

NCIS: New Orleans airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.

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5 thoughts on “Why is NCIS: New Orleans being canceled? How many episodes are left?”

  1. they have something good and perfect and then they change it and ruin everything – Perfect Tuesday NCIS 7:00 ON NCIS NEW ORLEANS 8:00 PERFECT and then theychange it to Sundays – NOT A SMART OR GOOD MOVE – SO NOW IT’S OUR FAULT FOR LOW RATINGS – THINK AGAIN SHERLOCK –

    • I am very disappointed with the fact that NCIS New Orleans has not been renewed. I have been a fan since its debut and it is hard to keep an audience when you keep moving the show around. If you left it on Tuesday night where it was, this show would not be cancelled. Shame on the networks for forcing this show off the air and disappointing all of its fans

    • The head honchos know what happens when a show is shuffled around or moved to a less than desirable time slot. I don’t think they wanted it to survive and moved it so ratings would drop and they could justify canceling it. Happens to too many great shows.

  2. So glad NCIS NO got cancelled. Used to love it. Has become a woke hellhole. Liked the actors, scripts sucked. Notice how the other two (LA/main) havent gone down that hole and are doing fine? Yeah. Been watching Bel’s shows since Magnum. Hopefully they learned something or will just dump the new one quick.

  3. Sorry to see NCIS NOLA end. CBS does not treat its Sunday night dramas very well. Covid not withstanding all the other interuptions created by football & those “special” programs did not help NCIS NOLA & NCIS LA in the ratings. It probably would have been better to air them in a complete uninterupted roll out after the football season concluded. The 2 NCIS dramas would have had much better ratings. NCIS NOLA lost some juice with the departure of Lucas Black. It managed though to deal with this and continue with some interesting stories. The show has a great cast . I have watched evrery epiosde of NCIS NOLA, NCIS LA and a lot of NCIS. Though my ‘favorite” is NCIS LA, NCIS NOLA is still a solid procedure.. Since it has been anounced that both Seal Team & Evil are headed for Paramount+ why not NCIS NOLA? The best thing that comes out of the cancellation is that Scott Bakula can make a return to Star Trek as Captain Archer. Hopefully somehow if that happens the producers & writers can some how undue that awful final episode of Enterprise. That show was taking of when it was cancelled.


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