‘NCIS’ Season 17, April 14, 2020 Episode 20 Is Now The Finale Due To Pandemic Crisis

‘NCIS’ Season 17, April 14, 2020 Episode 20 Is Now The Finale Due To Pandemic Crisis

Hey, “NCIS” fans. We hope your week has been going well. We have some very bad news to tell you guys. It turns out that your favorite show NCIS is another victim of this crazy pandemic that’s going on right now.

So, the current season 17 has been cut short. Tonight’s new episode 20 will indeed be the season finale episode.

NCIS’ current season 17 was originally scheduled to air 24 episodes according to NCIS actor Brian Dietzen. Most of you know him by his character name Dr. Jimmy Palmer.


Yep, Brian recently hit up his official Twitter account with this sad news back on March 13, 2020. In his tweet, he revealed that the NCIS production team was only able to film 20 of the 24 episodes that CBS ordered for the current NCIS season 17.

Brian’s tweet reads like this, “Unfortunately, we’ll be shutting down production of NCIS for the remainder of the season after we wrap tomorrow.

We’ll produce 20 of our 24 episode order.It’s been a tremendous year and we have a few more great episodes for you all. Thank you so much for all the support.” You guys can read that tweet on Brian Dietzen’s official Twitter account by Clicking Here.

After tonight’s 20th episode airs, CBS will resort to airing repeat episodes of NCIS every Tuesday night until May 19, 2020 that we know of.


Next Tuesday night, April 21, 2020, CBS will re-air the 9th episode of this current season 17. It’s titled, “IRL.”

CBS’ official description for it reads like this, “The NCIS team investigates a petty officer’s murder that was live-streamed on a popular gaming app. Also, Gibbs watches his 11-year-old neighbor, Phineas, when his mom must leave on a last-minute trip.”

Then on Tuesday night, April 28, 2020, CBS will re-air the 12th episode of this season 17 titled, “Fight Plan.”


CBS’ official description for it reads like this, “The NCIS team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot who operated the aircraft. Also, McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates.”

Beyond that date, you’ll just have to tune in to CBS to see which repeat episode they’re airing. If any of you guys are in the mood to watch these repeat episodes,you might want to just keep watching CBS like you normally would after tonight’s season finale episode 20 airs.

If not, you will definitely want to make other plans for the rest of this season and beyond. It’s currently not yet known when the NCIS cast will be able to get back to work to film the new season 18 if there is a new season 18.

Currently, CBS has not confirmed a renewal of NCIS for a new season 18,but we’re sure that’s just a technicality because it’s one of their highest rated shows.

Speaking of that, let’s go over the LIVE ratings and viewership numbers for season 17. Oh, my, my, my. We don’t see any way CBS is not renewing this show.


NCIS season 17 averaged excellent numbers ,once again, with 11.555 million LIVE viewers per episode and a 1.11 ratings score for the 18-49 year old demographics. The last episode 19 that aired on March 31, 2020 brought in a whopping 13.646 million LIVE viewers and a 1.32 ratings score.

Yeah, with those numbers, CBS would have to be out of their minds not to renew this thing. I think it’s safe to say you guys can count on CBS giving NCIS a new season 18 renewal with no problems. We would be highly shocked if they didn’t.


CBS’ official description for tonight’s season finale episode 20 reads like this, “The team tries to verify the identity of Joe Smith (Christopher Lloyd), who claims he served on the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and wants to be buried there upon his death.”

It’s scheduled to air tonight, April 14, 2020 at approximately 7 pm central standard time.

Alright guys. That’s all we’ve got for this latest “NCIS” TV show report, but definitely stay tuned for more.

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