CBS has officially renewed NCIS for its 20th season. The season renewal was confirmed by the network in May 2022, alongside its spinoff shows, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: Hawaii.

With the show retaining its position as the number one scripted series on television for another year — and bringing in 7.2 million viewers for the season 19 finale.

NCIS has had many characters over the span of its 20-year course. While there is speculation that some fan favorites may return

including Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) — these names have yet to be confirmed for NCIS season 20.

Those who have been confirmed include Special Agents Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), Alden Parker (Gary Cole), Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama), and Jessica Knight (Katrina Law),

as well as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum), Dr. Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen), Kasie Hines (Diona Reasonover), and more familiar faces.

NCIS season 20 is set to return with the slate of CBS's fall line-up. CBS's fall programming typically begins in late September,

meaning NCIS will likely return for season 20 sometime in September 2022. CBS has confirmed that the series will remain in its regular timeslot, airing on Monday nights at 9 p.m.