As NCIS Examiner readers know, NCIS is the number one drama on television, and we reported yesterday that a related spinoff will be coming this Spring. Glasberg, along with actor Mark Harmon, will be Executive Producing the new show, NCIS: NOLA. As the name implies, the new Naval Criminal Investigative Services procedural will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Glasberg joined NCIS in 2009 and took over as Showrunner in 2011. In its 10 season on the air (2012-2013), NCIS became the most watched program on television with an average of over 21 million viewers.
Glasberg’s two-year extension runs through May 2016 and he is expected to continue his current duties on “mothership” NCIS in addition to his oversight of NCIS: NOLA. In a quote provided by the source, Glasberg stated,
“I look forward to continuing to work with my NCIS family and can’t wait to dive in to what lies ahead.”
NCIS is still at the top of the ratings game in its 11th season, with third episode 'Under the Radar' garnering most viewers of the night (though slightly down in share) according to Zap2It.
What do NCIS fans think of this move by CBS? Is Glasberg the right man to keep NCIS afloat for three more years while getting a new show launched?
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