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When is 'NCIS' Season 20 Episode 1 on?

The record 20th season of 'NCIS' on the network will begin with the two-hour premiere on September 19 , 2022
Production still of 'NCIS' on CBS (IMDb)
Production still of 'NCIS' on CBS (IMDb)

'NCIS' is a police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of Special Agents of the Major Case Response Team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the primary federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of the Navy, which investigates criminal activities involving the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps and their families. Based at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC, the 'NCIS' team was led by Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Scout Sniper, and a skilled investigator until late season 18. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series 'JAG'.

However, Season 20 is here and Special Agent Alden Parker is still on the run with his ex-wife, the team investigates who from his past might have a personal vendetta against him in hopes of clearing Parker's name.


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When is 'NCIS' Season 20 Episode 1 on?

CBS will launch 'NCIS,' and 'NCIS: Hawai’i' into their new seasons together while having the casts of both shows participate in a manhunt for a deadly felon. The record 20th season of 'NCIS' on the network will begin with the two-hour premiere, and 'NCIS: Hawai’i' will enter its second season. Everything begins on September 19 at 9 pm (ET) on CBS and streams live and on-demand on Paramount+ to exclusively watch the episode premiere on the platform. 

As of May 23, 2022, 435 episodes of 'NCIS' have aired. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a short clip from the crossover episode, quoting, “Are you ready? The #NCIS and #NCISHawai’i premiere crossover event is almost here, and it’s guaranteed to be explosive. It’s all starting next Monday, September 19 at 9/8c on @CBS.”


Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the 'NCIS' franchise. As of 2022, it is the third-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999–present) and 'Law & Order' (1990–2010; 2022–present). It is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.

'NCIS' has received many awards and nominations since it premiered on September 23, 2003, including the ALMA Awards, ASCAP Awards, BMI Film & TV Awards, Emmy Awards, and People's Choice Awards.

'NCIS' will premiere on September 19 at 9 p.m. (ET) on CBS and streams live and on-demand on Paramount+.