NCIS Season 21 has kicked off production after facing delays due to two lengthy Hollywood strikes. The cast and crew have reunited to create new content, though the late start means there will be fewer episodes in the upcoming season. Despite this, CBS viewers can anticipate the return of the show this winter.

Former NCIS star Mark Harmon is currently engaged in a book tour, dampening speculations about his return as Leroy Jethro Gibbs. The late start to production raises questions about his potential involvement in Season 21.

Fans are still mourning the loss of actor David McCallum, who passed away at the age of 90 during the show’s suspension. The tragic news will be addressed early in NCIS Season 21. For two decades, McCallum portrayed Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard, a significant element of the show, though his presence had diminished in recent years.

As the rest of the NCIS cast returns to work, a humorous video from the first day of filming has been shared. Wilmer Valderrama, who continues to play Agent Nick Torres, announced the news on Instagram, expressing joy and relief. The video features cast members Sean Murray, Katrina Law, Gary Cole, and Rocky Carroll, with Wilmer hinting at a “big, big season premiere.” NCIS Season 21 is set to premiere on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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