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Hawaii canceled? CBS says cost and ratings

Hawaii canceled?  CBS says cost and ratings

Fans were shocked to hear that “NCIS: Hawai'i,” the latest series in CBS' “NCIS” series, had been canceled after three seasons last week. At a news conference in Los Angeles, CBS executives said the decision was due to a balance of cost and ratings, as well as cohesion across the network's 2024-2025 schedule.

“We always have to keep the schedule fresh, keep the momentum going. We've had to make some really tough choices this year,” CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach told reporters. “It's all back.” [from the Hollywood strikes] Really powerful, but ultimately we have to look at the cohesion of the timeline flow. We have to evaluate financial matters and overall performance, and make difficult decisions.”

When asked if there was a chance the cancellation would be overturned, as happened when CBS reversed its decision to end SWAT on two separate occasions, Reisenbach said no.

Season 3 of “NCIS: Hawai'i” opened to an average audience of 5.6 million viewers on February 12. Although the season never reached that high again, it managed to stay above 5 million viewers with the exception of episodes 6 and 6. 7, which still reached 4.8 million and 4.98 million viewers, respectively. However, these achievements were not enough for the cost of the series, which was filmed on location in Hawaii.

CBS President and CEO George Cheeks cited financial considerations again when he acknowledged that while some other popular CBS series, like “SEAL Team” and “Evil,” have become Paramount+ originals after they no longer fit into the primetime slate For the network.

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“Budgets are challenged, so we don't have an unlimited number of slots in Paramount+,” Cheeks said.
“It's something we're always open to, but it's never a guarantee.”

“NCIS: Hawai'i” airs every Monday at 10 p.m. immediately following the main series “NCIS,” which has been renewed for a 22nd season. “Hawai'i” will now be taken over by “NCIS: Origins,” a new prequel series starring Austin Stowell as a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon in the original series.

“NCIS: Hawai'i” follows Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey), the first special agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, as she and her team balance duty to family and country while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, and national security. . And the secrets of the island itself. Along with Lachie, the cast includes Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine El Bustami, Jason Anton, Tori Anderson, and Kian Talan. Matt Bosack, Jean Nash, Christopher Silber and Larry Teng served as executive producers on the series, produced by CBS Studios.