NCIS season 18 is starting slowly thanks to the epidemic. The season started two months longer than usual due to production delays. Then – after broadcasting just three events – the network recorded a six – week break, with no new times until mid – January.
Now, even more bad news about the shortened season is due to an increase in COVID cases in California.
‘NCIS’ returns with two new programs in one night
When NCIS Returning with new events later in the month, CBS will feature two in one night. Episode 4, “Sunburn,” and episode 5, “Head of the Snake,” go back to back. The first features the return of McGee Delilah’s (Margo Harshman) wife.
She will be appearing for the first time on the CBS procedure since February 2019. The second program will feature a long-running drug ring case.
according to Stanford Art Review, the NCIS team will face another interesting issue in program 4 when McGee (Sean Murray) and Delilah are on vacation in the Bahamas. Cast member Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance) will lead the program. And the case is about an escape room manager who was murdered with connections to the island.
In episode 5, the Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Fornell (Joe Spano) crusade to find the head of a drug ring comes to the fore. The two have been searching for the man in charge of Fornell’s daughter Emily (Juliette Angelo).
The program summary also reveals that Gibbs and Vance are “finally letting the team in on an issue that has a dangerous impact.”
CBS Studios has canceled a number of productions, including ‘NCIS’
according to The New York Post, a recent rise in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles has prompted more product closures. CBS Studios is reportedly represented for closing five of their programs – NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Team SEAL, Why women kill, and Diary of a Future President.
Production teams were due to return to work on January 4 after the holidays. However, the rise in cases has resulted after holidays being pushed back a week. Now, the team and crews of these five shows will not return to work until January 11 at the earliest.
SAG-AFTRA, the trade union representing film and TV actors, has also posted a message on their website indicating that more production stops are coming.
A FilmLA spokesman says productions have “dropped dramatically in the last two weeks.” And this is not just the result of a “catastrophic” rise in affairs in the state. There has been a recent increase in the outbreak of COVID on TV sets.
Production closed on the final season of Showtime Shameless after entering “full panic mode.” 18 false-positive tests were finally detected as a result of a laboratory error. Production for Impeachment: The Story of American Crime it was also postponed due to several members of the team testing positive.
Episodes 4 and 5 of NCIS on air Tuesday, January 19 on CBS.