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END OF AN ERA! 'NCIS: Los Angeles' to end with Season 14 on CBS

CBS has announced that it's one of the longest-running shows, 'NCIS: Los Angeles', will be coming to an end soon
A still from 'NCIS: LA' Season 13 (CBS)
A still from 'NCIS: LA' Season 13 (CBS)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ has been one of the most amazing shows in television history and has been running for a whopping 14 years. But a wise man once said, “All good things must come to an end” and it’s time to bid farewell to one of TV’s longest-running dramas. Yes, you heard it right. One of CBS’s longest-running scripted shows is coming to an end after 322 episodes and it’s truly the end of an era.

The ‘NCIS’ spin-off series, starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, combines the elements of the military drama and police procedural genres. The series primarily focuses on the undercover agents assigned to the Office of Special Projects which specializes in undercover assignments. The show began in 2009 and the first episode of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ was watched by over 18.73 million viewers, giving CBS another major hit. However, 14 years after the series aired its first episode, the network decided to end the show before it loses its steam.


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Eric Christian Olsen as Marty Deeks in 'NCIS: Los Angeles'
Eric Christian Olsen as Marty Deeks in 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (CBS)

According to the network (via The Hollywood Reporter), the show has been providing quality entertainment to its viewers for more than 14 years and has become a “global success”. The statement issued by the network also thanked the cast and crew of the series for the remarkable run, but it’s time to say goodbye to the beloved show. The statement concluded by assuring fans that the characters will get a heroic send-off. The final episode of the show will air on CBS on May 14.

“For 14 seasons, NCIS: Los Angeles has been a stalwart of our lineup with characters who were a joy to watch, It’s no surprise this show succeeded as a global franchise. From day one, the cast, producers, and crew were amazing network/studios partners, and their teamwork, talent, and spirit vividly came through on the screen. We are so grateful for the collaboration and remarkable run of these treasured members of our CBS family, and plan to give them the big sendoff they and their fans deserve,” the statement said.

LL Cool J in a still from 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (CBS)
LL Cool J in a still from 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (CBS)

On the other hand, showrunner R. Scott Gemmill expressed gratitude toward the cast who gave such impeccable performances and brought such complex characters to life. He also noted that the series will be “delivering a satisfying end to the series” that does justice to the characters.

Throughout its run, the series was nominated for several awards and became one of the most beloved shows. It is also the second longest-running show in the franchise, behind the original NCIS, which is now in its 20th season.

Apart from LL Cool J and O’Donnell, the series also stars Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille, and Gerald McRaney in pivotal roles.