‘NCIS’ Shows Set to Team Up for Three-Hour Crossover Event

NCIS Crossover Event 2023 (Credit: CBS)

If you’re looking to take in some action-packed TV, get ready. The NCIS universe will have a three-show crossover event in the new year.

CBS announced Friday the NCISverse will unite for the first time ever, in a storyline that spans NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i and NCIS: Los Angeles — in three back-to-back episodes.

“We are so excited to finally have the long-awaited, first-ever NCISverse crossover to share with our passionate, loyal viewers,” Amy Reisenbach, executive vice president of current programs at CBS, said in a statement. “The popularity, longevity and continued success of the franchise is a testament to the immense talent of the casts and writing and producing teams who bring these shows to life.”

Reisenbach added, “They came up with a thrilling story for this epic three-hour event that creatively brings all three NCIS teams together for fans to enjoy in one night and beyond.”

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According to a press release, the NCISverse crossover will center around a very personal, high-stakes case to take down a mysterious hitman. Team members from the different NCIS divisions come together in Washington, D.C., to celebrate a beloved FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) professor who taught multiple members of each of the squads.

On the eve of the celebration, the professor is found dead of an apparent suicide and his former students immediately suspect foul play. While investigating his past, they uncover a mysterious hitman, and the more they dig into it, the bigger the targets on their backs become. Members of the team are suddenly kidnapped and all the agents must come together to take down the assassin and save their own.

The event kicks off with NCIS, where the investigation into the professor’s death begins. The second hour will be on NCIS: Hawai’i,  which will follow the same investigation. The last hour, NCIS: Los Angeles will solve the mystery.

Among the cast members taking part are NCIS stars Gary Cole and Wilmer Valderrama; NCIS: Los Angeles co-stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J; and NCIS: Hawai’i’s Vanessa Lachey, Noah Mills, and Yasmine Al-Bustami.

In its 20 years on TV, the hit NCISverse has amassed over 4.1 Trillion minutes viewed across the entire franchise (NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, and NCIS: Hawai’i)

The three-hour crossover event will air Monday Jan. 2 on CBS, beginning with NCIS at 8 p.m. ET and ending with NCIS: Los Angeles at 10:00 p.m. ET. The event will also be available to stream on Paramount+.