Season 21 of “NCIS” concluded with its milestone 1,000th episode, leaving fans eagerly awaiting resolution for Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) and Dr. Jimmy Palmer’s (Brian Dietzen) storylines. As the crew delved into investigations at sea, viewers speculated on the duo’s future amidst enticing job offers.

Excitement abounds as CBS has confirmed the return of “NCIS” for its 22nd season, ensuring the flagship series’ continuity despite the cancellation of spin-off “NCIS: Hawai’i.” Additionally, the NCIS franchise is expanding, with plans for a prequel series and a European spin-off.

While an official release date for Season 22 hasn’t been announced, fans can likely expect the premiere around September 2024, following the show’s typical pattern. The season would then likely run through spring 2025.

In the Season 22 finale, viewers were left stunned as Jess chose a position in California, leaving her future on the show uncertain. Showrunner Steven D. Binder remained cryptic about her fate, hinting at possible surprises. Binder referenced the show’s history of characters seemingly departing only to return unexpectedly, akin to Gibbs.

It’s anticipated that the core cast, including Gary Cole as Alden Parker, Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, Wilmer Valderrama as Nick Torres, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, and Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, will return for the upcoming season.

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