'NCIS: Los Angeles': Eric Christian Olsen sparks rumors of show's end with cryptic post
Change is something that 'NCIS' franchise fans are used to. With 'NCIS: New Orleans' being the most recent one to be given the boot, the show was canceled in May 2021 after a seven-season run, it looks like another chapter of the franchise might be getting axed soon.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' follows the operations led by Special Agents Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) and G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) of the Office of Special Projects, an elite counter-terrorist division of the NCIS. They handle threats related to national security, high-profile murders, and cases that demand undercover work. 'NCIS: Los Angeles' is currently on its thirteenth season.
Speculations of the long-running police procedural drama being canceled started doing the rounds after series regular Eric Christian Olsen shared an image of himself in character as Marty Deeks with some cryptic hashtags.
The hashtag "#thefinalseason?," part of a caption that also mentioned other CBS shows canceled over the years such as 'MacGyver,' 'Hawaii Five-O,' and 'NCIS: NOLA,' is the one that kickstarted the talks of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' getting canceled. Olsen also included two other hashtags that added to the confusion, uncertainty, and gossip. They were "#jk" and "#butyouneverknow."
Olsen, however, ended the hashtag thread with "#celebratewhatwehave" and "#embracethejourney," hoping to add some positivity to what many considered as an indication at the upcoming end of 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' He has played Marty Deeks since the first season and made his first appearance in the nineteenth episode titled 'Hand-to-Hand.' The character has seen quite some progress over the years, transcending from an LAPD Detective who served as a liaison officer to an NCIS Investigator.
There's not much clarity over the status of the show and given CBS' patterns, it looks like we're going to have to wait till mid-year to find out whether it is being renewed or canceled.
'NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on CBS.