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With new seasons of all CBS scripted collection delayed by the continuing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the community has relied on exhibits from inside Paramount Global and past for recent scripted fare to placed on the autumn schedule. That will now embody an extension of CBS’ largest drama franchise of the previous decade, NCIS, with episodes that may make their U.S. debut on the published community simply three days after their worldwide premiere in Australia.

NCIS: Sydney, the primary worldwide spinoff for a CBS Studios world drama franchise, was commissioned final yr by Paramount+ Australia and the nation’s Paramount-owned Network 10. It will debut completely on Paramount+ Australia Nov. 10, adopted by its U.S. premiere on CBS Nov. 13, with weekly rollout of recent episodes on each.

On CBS, NCIS: Sydney will air Mondays 10 PM, following a rerun of the mothership collection at 9 PM. The 10 PM slot, beforehand labeled as “Paramount+ unique TBA” within the revised CBS fall schedule released in July, had been earmarked for NCIS: Sydney; the delay within the announcement was as a consequence of hammering out the mandatory offers to make it occur. Warming up the ten PM time interval from late September, when the published season launches, till NCIS: Sydney comes on, can be repeats of NCIS: Hawai’i, presently airing at 9 PM on the night time.

With the addition of NCIS: Sydney, CBS has discovered a option to construct programming blocks that includes three of its hottest scripted collection, pairing repeats with some form of recent (for a U.S. broadcast community) content material. On Tuesdays, FBI

reruns at 10 PM can be preceded by Paramount+ docuseries FBI: True. And on Thursday, reruns of hit comedy Ghosts can be adopted by episodes of the unique BBC collection, which streams on Max within the U.S.

Other new-to-broadcast collection CBS will be airing this fall include Paramount Network’s juggernaut Yellowstone and former CBS drama-turned-Paramount+ unique SEAL Team.

NCIS is likely one of the hottest collection on the earth and we’re thrilled to increase this franchise with a uniquely Australian twist,” mentioned Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS Entertainment. “With the addition of NCIS: Sydney, our studio and Network footprint continues to develop on this fascinating world that has been a confirmed winner with viewers on each linear and streaming platforms. Featuring the gorgeous backdrop of Australia, the brand new collection will incorporate the high-stakes intrigue, humor and camaraderie which have saved followers captivated by the NCIS groups for over 20 years.”

NCIS: Sydney, starring Olivia Swann (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Todd Lasance (Spartacus: War of the Damned), can be accessible in all Paramount+ worldwide markets and on Australia’s Network 10 at a later date. In the U.S., its run can be on CBS, with Paramount+ solely streaming a handful of current episodes.

“Bringing NCIS: Sydney to Paramount+ worldwide markets is a real testomony to the ability of One Paramount throughout our content material and platforms,” mentioned Marco Nobili, EVP and International General Manager, Paramount+. “With this thrilling new chapter of one of many world’s most profitable TV dramas, we unveil new characters and unbelievable places to the keen NCIS fandom on Paramount+, broadening our attain and fulfilling our mission to entertain audiences all over the world.”

Created by Morgan O’Neill (Les Norton), who additionally serves as government producer alongside Sara Richardson and Sue Seeary (Ten Pound Poms), NCIS: Sydney sees rising worldwide tensions within the Indo-Pacific. The sensible and eclectic group of U.S. NCIS Agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted right into a multi-national taskforce, to maintain naval crimes in verify, in probably the most contested patch of ocean on the planet.

The collection, filmed in Sydney, stars Swann as NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey and Lasance as her 2IC AFP counterpart, Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey. They are joined by Sean Sagar as NCIS Special Agent, DeShawn Jackson, Tuuli Narkle as AFP Liaison Officer, Constable Evie Cooper; Mavournee Hazel as AFP Forensic Scientist, Bluebird ‘Blue’ Gleeson and William McInnes as AFP Forensic Pathologist, Dr Roy Penrose.

An area worldwide co-production for CBS Studios, NCIS: Sydney is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for CBS Studios and Paramount Australia, and distributed outdoors Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

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