Exclusive: CBS eyes 'NCIS' spin-off

Ncisspinoff_l_2 In a move that will surprise only the brainless, NCIS‘ odds-defying ratings surge this season has
prompted CBS to quietly begin developing a spin-off, sources confirm to
me exclusively.

Although a spokesperson for the hit procedural declined to comment, my
industry moles reveal that a new crop of naval sleuths will likely be
introduced in an episode of NCIS later this season and launched into
their own show as early as next fall.

"It’s still in the early stages," maintains an insider, who says no
final decisions have been made about the premise or the setting.

The NCIS offshoot will likely put on hold CBS’ long-gestating Criminal Minds spin-off.

For more on NCIS‘ franchise expansion, pick up next week’s issue of EW, on sale
this Friday. In the meantime, initial reactions are being accepted in
the comments section below!

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  • joe

    Are they going to call it NCIS Miami????

  • ks

    Isn’t NCIS a spin off of JAG? Don’t mess with my NCIS!! the only show on TV I watch anymore. LOL on the Miami post

    • charlene Freitag

      Don’t mess with NCIS. It’s the ONLY show I watch. I love all the characters, writers, directors, editor. Best show I have ever seen. Intellectual, funny and always a surprise ending. Keep everyone.Chemistry is great.

  • Viv

    These are kind of things that ruin good shows. I can only hope they don’t ship off Tony to head the new unit. The chemistry of this group is at the root of it’s success. Don’t kill the golden goose CBS.

  • Stefan

    well – NBC should really bite their ass. first they cancel JAG which turned out to be a hit on CBS, where it got a spin off which was even more successfull than the mothership – and will get a spinoff of its own *gg*

  • David4

    Is CBS renaming itself Crap Brain-dead Spinoffs?

  • Anonymous

    HAHA nice. A spin-off of a spin-off. I miss JAG.

  • Paula

    They say that imitation is the finest form of flattery but NCIS has a good thing right now–if they take some of the present actors and give them another show–lookout–it may mess up the chemistry of both shows. This is an ensemble show–

  • Nicole

    I can see why they’d want to spin off of a succesful show. After all they do have three CSI shows top rated every week.
    Whether or not it’s a good idea, time will tell. Hopefully they don’t break up the core group.

  • Daisy

    Doubt it can be close to the current NCIS (which is great this season), but I will give it a chance, as long as they won’t mess with the chemistry of this cast. The current team should not be split!
    But I still hope the CM/NCIS will come as well. That would be awesome!

  • Dragen

    Stop telling people to pick up EW. Some of your readers are international, thusly can’t buy it.
    Put your idiotic Blind Items there instead, and give us the news we’re here for.

  • Ashley

    PLEASE, PLEASE, if anyone at CBS reads this, don’t mess NCIS. ya’ll are freaking me out with all these changes (CSI LV) I love NCIS still, please don’t ruin it.

  • Katie

    Awesome idea, I love NCIS! I’m anxious to hear more about the spin-off and who they choose for the new team.

  • Krystal

    Interesting. I still want my CM spinoff. But the beauty of NCIS is, you would have never known it was a JAG spinoff unless you saw the backdoor pilot episode. Only one actor from JAG has guested, and that was the second ep of the first season.

  • Becky

    to the one about buying the magazine: It’s most likely the company that tells MA he needs to say “buy the mag!” Plus, the magazine’s his paycheck.

  • Jennf

    PLEASE NO!!!!! Why would you do that.It wont be the same show CBS.The reason NCIS gets the ratings it does is because of who is on the show.Not that it says NCIS in the title.Dont be stupid and ruin another franchise like CSI:Miami did. So please rethink this. I will guarantee it will never get the ratings that the one and only NCIS does.

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