NCIS: Los Angeles, the first of three spinoffs, has maintained its popularity into Season 14, and the end of the series seems imminent now that filming has concluded.
In 2009, the show debuted on CBS and followed members of Los Angeles's Office of Special Projects, a division of the Navy Criminal Investigative Service that handles covert operations and surveillance. Similar to NCIS, the spinoff was popular, maintaining consistent ratings for 14 seasons.
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NCIS: Los Angeles Officially Wraps Up
In an interview with Parade.com at the series finale wrap party on Friday night, showrunner R. Scott Gemmill admitted that the fact that the high-octane CBS procedural has run for 14 seasons has made it "more difficult" to design a satisfactory ending "because there's so much expectation, and how do you live up to that?"
His idea was to tackle the series finale "character by character" and put everyone in a "very good place in their lives" by the time the credits rolled.
"And hopefully the fans will be happy with it. I think the last scene is really fun and hopeful," he said.
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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 Finale Release Date
Fans of NCIS: Los Angeles will have to endure another week for the season finale; the two-part episode will now conclude on May 21.
The first and longest-running NCIS spinoff will end after 322 total episodes, having reached the 300-episode mark with the season finale of last year.
Season-to-date, NCIS: Los Angeles is averaging 6.2 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (when Live+7 DVR replay is accounted for), which is 15 percent down from its Season 13 averages. Among the 13 dramas that CBS has aired this season, it ranks No. 12 in overall viewers (beating only CSI: Las Vegas) and is tied for eighth place in the demo with five other programs.
As part of the franchise's recent 3-way crossover event, the NCIS: LA hour garnered just under 10 million viewers (with Live+7 playback), the spinoff's largest audience since March 2019.
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