AceShowbiz - "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" has been renewed for two more seasons. Star and executive producer %cMark Harmon% has closed another two-year-deal with CBS TV Studios. In a rare double-year pickup, the studio has vowed to keep the veteran procedural drama on the air through 2018.
CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said in a statement, "It's extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, NCIS continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale. It is testimony to an amazing cast, led on and off the screen by the exceptional Mark Harmon, for skillfully bringing this universally appealing team of heroes to life."
"And to Gary Glasberg and his writers for crafting compelling stories that feature NCIS's signature blend of mystery, quirk, drama and comedy every single week," he continued.
"NCIS" has been a global hit and a very lucrative asset for CBS Studios. It is licensed in more than 200 markets and has ranked as the most watched drama series in the works for the past two years. The series will be going through another cast transition in upcoming season as %cMichael Weatherly% will leave the show this spring.