‘NCIS’ Season 21 — 8 Main Cast Members are coming back, 1 in Reduced Role!

NCIS fans can’t wait for the show to come back!


In February 2022, CBS announced that the network had renewed NCIS for Season 21, which will air during the 2023-2024 TV season.

The network said in a statement at the time, “We are excited to announce that we have renewed NCIS for Season 21. We look forward to seeing you next season.”

While no release date has been announced yet, CBS has confirmed that the series will remain in its Monday night time slot at 9:00 PM ET, with new NCIS: Hawaii with new Season 3 episodes airing at 10:00 PM ET following.

'NCIS' Season 21 - 8 Main Cast Members Returning, 1 in Reduced Role

Here’s what we know so far:

The cast members have all renewed their contracts
One of the main cast members has taken on a much reduced role

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Sean Murray as Special Agent Timothy McGee – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nick Torres – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Katrina Law as Special Agent Jessica Knight – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Gary Cole as Supervisory Special Agent Alden Parker – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Brian Dietzen as Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jimmy Palmer – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Diona Reasonover as Forensic Specialist Kasie Hines – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance – RETURNING

NCIS Season 21 Cast

David McCallum as NCIS Historian and former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard – REDUCED ROLE

I am pleased to announce that I have made a deal with CBS to remain with NCIS for the upcoming 16th season. Again, it will be on a limited schedule. This arrangement allows me to spend more time with my wife, Katherine, our four children, six grandchildren, and our great-granddaughter, Nickie.

Dr. Donald Mallard, 89, wrote for fans on social media.

  1. I am so happy to see everyone returning for the new season and I wish for Gibbs to return along with Tony and Ziva. That would be awesome to see a new story line with those returning g

  2. Penny Shesa says:

    Welcome back

  3. raivo.raudvee@gmail.com says:

    Very good!

    1. J says:

      So sad David McCullam has passed. Wonder if it will be addressed

  4. Leon Cisek says:

    Story is a bit dated. David McCallum passed away.

  5. blueonblue@bellsouth.net says:

    My FAVORITE show....

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