Hawai’i’ Canceled? CBS Says Cost and Ratings

Fans were shocked to learn that “NCIS: Hawai’i,” the new series in CBS’ “NCIS” franchise, was canceled after three seasons last week. At a press briefing in Los Angeles, CBS executives said the decision came down to balancing costs and audiences, as well as cohesion of the network’s 2024-2025 lineup.

“It is our responsibility to always keep the schedule up to date and maintain our momentum. We had to make some very difficult choices this year,” CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach told reporters. “Everything came back (from the Hollywood strikes) very strong, but ultimately we have to look at the consistency As the schedule unfolds, we have to evaluate finances and overall performance, and we make difficult decisions.

When asked if there was a chance of cancellation, as happened when CBS reversed its decision to end “SWAT” twice, Reisenbach said no.

Season 3 of “NCIS: Hawai’i” opened to an average of 5.6 million viewers on February 12. Even though the season has yet to reach that peak, it managed to stay above 5 million viewers with the exception of episodes 6 and 7. 7, which still hit 4.8 million and 7, respectively. 4.98 million viewers. These achievements, however, were not enough compared to the price of the series, which is filmed in Hawaii.

CBS Chairman and CEO George Cheeks again cited financial considerations in acknowledging that some other popular CBS series, like “SEAL Team” and “Evil,” became Paramount+ originals after no longer being in the lineup. network prime time list.

“Budgets are stretched so we don’t have an unlimited number of slots on Paramount+,” Cheeks said.
“It’s something we’re always open to, but it’s never a guarantee.”

“NCIS: Hawai’i” aired Mondays at 10 p.m. immediately following the flagship series “NCIS,” which was renewed for a 22nd season. The “Hawai’i” will now be taken over by “NCIS: Origins,” a new prequel series starring Austin Stowell as young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon in the original series.

“NCIS: Hawai’i” follows Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey), the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, as she and her team balance their duties to family and country while investigating crimes at high stakes involving military personnel and national security. and the mysteries of the island itself. Alongside Lachey, the cast included Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Tori Anderson and Kian Talan. Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, Christopher Silber and Larry Teng served as executive producers on the series, produced by CBS Studios.

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