NCIS Crossover Event Has Been Delayed

By Britta DeVore | Published

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They say that good things come to those who wait and that’s exactly what fans of NCIS are going to need to do as the franchise has just announced that their highly anticipated crossover event is being pushed back to Monday, January 9 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m, according to TVLine. There’s been a lot of changes to the trio of shows over the last year with longtime star Mark Harmon bowing out after almost two decades with the franchise, and fans are more than a little bit deserving of this major crossover event, but alas, they’ll just need to wait longer. Hoping to soften the blow with the joy of the holiday season, the news was announced last night during CBS’ coverage of the National Christmas Tree Lighting.

Appropriately, the title for the first episode in the major NCIS crossover event is “Too Many Cooks,” alluding to there being just a few too many detectives making their way to Washington, D.C. for the retirement party of a celebrated FLETC instructor. Familiar faces from the show’s Los Angeles, Hawai’i, and, of course, Washington, D.C. offshoots will make their way to the nation’s capital for what they’re expecting to be an easy-going week filled with celebration but will find themselves caught up in a fast-moving case after the man of the hour dies from an apparent suicide, forcing the officers to band together to unfurl the truth. Of the franchises, audiences can expect to spot NCIS: Los Angeles stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J alongside NCIS: Hawai’i’s Vanessa Lachey and Noah Mills. 

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The second installment in the NCIS crossover night will feature an NCIS: Hawai’i episode titled “Deep Fake” which will see Vanessa Lachey’s Jane Tennant team up with Brian Dietzen’s Jimmy Palmer and LL Cool J’s Sam Hanna. The trio will find themselves taken hostage while other agents rush to save them. Chris O’Donnel will also guest-star on that one. 

The final episode of the NCIS crossover mega-event will be NCIS: LA’s “A Long Time Coming,” which will see Agent Roundtree (Caleb Castille) and Fatima (Medalion Rahimi) on a quest to find Kilbride (Gerald Lee McRaney). They’ll soon bite off more than they can chew after they discover that each team member has a $200,000 bounty on their heads. The episode will feature special appearances from Gary Cole, Wilmer Valderrama, Vanessa Lachey, and Yasmine Al-Bustami. 

A reason for the NCIS crossover delay wasn’t given at the Christmas tree lighting, but it’s certainly reminiscent of many other holdups that have been plaguing Hollywood over the recent year. Last year, Marvel hit snags with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which finally made its way to theaters in early November, with their highly anticipated Blade sequel possibly being re-routed for a release in 2024. Meanwhile, Disney’s upcoming Indiana Jones franchise return, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny faced several reschedulings before landing its summer blockbuster-worthy premiere on June 30. 

Although waiting for something promised to arrive earlier is never fun, it’s more than obvious that the franchise will be making the prolonged NCIS crossover a memorable and enjoyable night for their audiences. Plus, the added fact that it’s now happening after the holidays should put a spring in our step for those post-season blues. Be sure to tune in on January 9 when the action begins at 8 p.m. EST./7c.