The release date for NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 — October 02, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBS has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for October 02, 2016.
Storyline and cast
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American TV drama series that follows the work of undercover officers of NCIS’s special division who risk their lives to reach an objective. Created and executive produced by Shane Brennan, the series began airing on CBS on September 22, 2009.
The first of its kind, NCIS: Los Angeles combines elements of police procedural and military genre drama. The series is the first successful spin-off of NCIS and centers on the exploits of an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Office of Special Projects (OSP), which specializes in undercover work. Using the most advanced investigative strategies and modern technology, undercover officers go deep inside the belly of the beast in order to track down criminal masterminds that threaten national security.
In Season 7 of NCIS: Los Angeles, which premiered on September 21, 2015, the officers continue to risk their lives in order to maintain their undercover identities in the criminal underworld. This season will include 24 episodes with the season premiere already drawing in nearly 8 million viewers. Considering the show’s award-winning streak in years past, collecting everything from the Teen Choice Awards to People’s Choice and a Primetime Emmy for outstanding stunt direction, chances are high that the network will renew the show for another season. If so, viewers can expect to see NCIS: Los Angeles season 8 sometime next Fall.
Season 7 recap
A 24-part seventh installment of NCIS: Los Angeles bowed out on May 2, 2016 and it did so having attracted more than 8 million viewers to the small screen. In the previous season the ratings have dropped by nearly 30% after the network made a decision to move the show to Monday nights, so it was very comforting to see that the last 24 episodes have held steady with an impressive average viewership of 8.6 million per episode. The final episode was a very intense one with Kensi, Callen and Deeks helping Sam to resolve a hostage situation in a school. As we have already reported earlier, the series has already been greenlit for another round, so all there is left to do is wait for the announcement of the premiere date.
UPDATED December 22, 2015: The mid-season finale of CBS’s popular police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles was aired on December 14, 2015 and the show left for a holiday break. Season 7 of the crime drama series is expected to resume with the remaining 13 episodes on January 4, 2016. It’s hard to predict the future of the show because although the ratings continue to drop, they remain pretty high compared to other shows.
UPDATED March 26, 2016: Following the example set by the newly elected president of the ABC Entertainment who marked his appointment by announcing an early bulk renewals of a handful of the network’s TV shows, the CBS network revealed yesterday that most of its returning series have been given the green light as well. While the veteran crime drama Criminal Minds and the sophomore show CSI: Cyber are still on the bubble, the fate of the long-running and multiple award-winning NCIS: Los Angeles has been decided – there will be another installment for the crime and action drama show. The renewal was rather expected, since the series, which is still in its seventh season, has been delivering very solid and stable viewership numbers, averaging 8.8 million per episode. Stay tuned for the reveal of the premiere date.
UPDATED June 22, 2016: The release date of the eighth season of multi-award winning series NCIS: Los Angeles was confirmed by CBS on June 21, 2016. The popular police procedural/military action series, which has averaged almost 9 million viewers in its last completed seventh season, will premiere on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 8pm. The second installment in the NCIS franchise features undercover officers continuing to successfully avert major threats to national security. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive a reminder of the upcoming season`s release date one day in advance.