For the 2021–22 television season, the nineteenth season of the American police procedural television series NCIS aired on CBS on September 20, 2021.
NCIS is based on a fictional squad of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which investigates crimes involving the US Navy and Marine Corps. Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Katrina Law, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, David McCallum, Rocky Carroll, and Gary Cole are among the cast members.
Following the exits of Maria Bello and Emily Wickersham during the previous season, this is the first season with Law and Cole. Harmon left the show as a regular after the fourth episode, “Great Wide Open,” however his face may still be seen in the title sequence.
Watch “Birds of A Feather” from Ncis Season 19 Episode 21
Previously in NCIS Season 19 Episode 20, NCIS investigates the untimely death of an investigative journalist who was a Navy reservist. Also, when a crucial organ transplant goes horribly wrong, Knight and Jimmy’s burgeoning romance is put on hold. Parker is accused of murder in the NCIS Season 19 Episode 21 Finale! To prove Parker isn’t a killer, the entire squad must rally behind him. However, the team has concerns about Parker’s past.
Parker’s old partner dies after Hines receives odd photographs in an email. Parker is brought in for questioning by McGee! With the title referring to birds, I’m curious if we’ll ever learn who The Raven is. Will the team figure out why Parker has kept his background concealed for so long? Will Gibbs appear to assist in proving Parker’s innocence? Is the show going to conclude on a cliffhanger?
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Cast of NCIS
- NCIS Special Agent Alden Parker is played by Gary Cole.
- Timothy McGee, NCIS Special Agent Sean Murray
- NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres is played by Wilmer Valderrama.
- Jimmy Palmer’s Medical Examiner is Brian Dietzen.
- Forensic Scientist Diona Reasonover Hines, Kasie
- Jessica Knight, NCIS Special Agent Katrina Law
- NCIS Director Leon Vance is played by Rocky Carroll.
- Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard is played by David McCallum.
- NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is played by Mark Harmon.
Publicity and Marketing
On May 19, 2021, it was announced that the series will be moved from its usual Tuesday 8:00 PM ET timeslot to Mondays at 9:00 PM ET, allowing FBI: International to join FBI and FBI: Most Wanted on Tuesdays.
After The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola, the season leads into the first season of the spin-off NCIS: Hawai’i. The season will premiere on September 20, 2021, as announced on July 12, 2021. The season’s advertising poster was revealed by TVLine on September 13, 2021.
CBS announced on April 15, 2021, that NCIS had been renewed for a nineteenth season. After having more plot arcs throughout the previous season, the season will return to the series’ traditional “Case of the Week” style. The season’s production began in July 2021. Brian Dietzen, a regular on the show, penned one of the season’s episodes. Production on the season was reportedly halted for at least a week on January 5, 2022, after a cast or crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
The Hollywood Reporter reported in February 2021 that series star Mark Harmon has begun talks to return for “a handful of episodes” for a twentieth season after CBS threatened to cancel the show if he departed.
Katrina Law was cast in the final two episodes of the eighteenth season on March 10, 2021, with the option of being raised to series regular for the nineteenth season.
When the show was revived, it was announced that Harmon would be back.
Emily Wickersham announced her departure from the series following the eighth season on May 26, 2021.
Wickersham replaces Maria Bello, who left the eighth season earlier. Gary Cole was in talks for a key part in the nineteenth season, according to Variety on June 16, 2021.
Harmon will only appear in a few episodes of the season, according to TVLine on June 21, 2021. Law and Cole were announced as series regulars for the twentieth season the following day. In the season premiere, “Blood in the Water,” Law made his series debut, while Cole made his debut in the second episode, “Nearly Departed.” Tobias Fornell was played by Joe Spano, and Marcie Warren was played by Pam Dawber.
Harmon announced his departure from the series on October 11, 2021, with the fourth episode, “Great Wide Open,” being his final appearance as a regular. Harmon is still an executive producer, and showrunner Steven D. Binder has kept the possibility of a future appearance open. Margo Harshman repeated her role as Delilah Fielding-McGee in the seventh episode, “Docked,” while Patricia Richardson guest-starred as Judy Fielding. Meredith Eaton also reprised her role as Carol Wilson in an episode of the season.