NCIS and NCIS: LA at a Special Time!
Here are two Press Releases that offer me some insight into what CBS has planned for NCIS: RED. I know that I may be jumping teh gun, but CBS has the two top rated shows on Tuesday Nights and I think they may be shooting for three. The press releases below show that CBS is getting a bit experimental with the time slots by switching up NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. I think they may be gauging the ratings to see if there’s a shift. This also coincides with Tax Season, as well as NBC’s The Voice 1st week of actual competition with “The Battles Part 2″ from 8:00 to 9:01. The Voice will conclude team selection on April 8th and 9th which will set the ‘Battles’ competition, for April 15th and 16th. Last Season The Voice brought NBC into a Number 1 slot for the first time in years.
This change, as I said, makes me wonder about the time slot for NCIS: RED, should the show be picked up in May. If these two CBS shows do just as well with a rerun at a new time, that would mean the network is free to place either of the shows in that time slot and still have the same result, especially considering The Voice is their biggest competition in the 8:00-9:00 time slot on Tuesday Nights. If NCIS: RED has a shot at gaining an audience on Tuesdays in September, then CBS must gauge the NCIS fan’s loyalty by switching the shows around now. I recommend (if you are a fan of The Voice) that you send CBS a message by tuning in to watch your favorite shows and taping The Voice on April 16th. All of these shows are safe for next season, the time slots are what is at stake here. This is your chance to vote by watching NCIS and NCIS: LA no matter what CBS does to the schedule.
These Rebroadcasts also serve an additional purpose: they remind us of the end of season story arc that will be played out as we head into the final four weeks of New Programming with a New Episode of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles each week from April 23rd through May 14th. The Final Four episodes of each show will carry us to that climax that leaves NCIS and NCIS: LA fans holding their breath until the Season Premieres in September.
SPECIAL AGENT HANNA’S MOST PRIVATE SECRETS COULD BE COMPROMISED IN A CONTINUING INVESTIGATION BEHIND THE DEATH OF A CIA AGENT, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” AT A SPECIAL TIME, TUESDAY, APRIL 16
“Rude Awakenings” (Part 2) –The NCIS: LA team continues their investigation behind the death of a CIA agent that leads to a dangerous ring of Russian super agents. In a race against time, Hanna risks having a secret exposed, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, at a special time, Tuesday, April 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/13/12.)
AN INVESTIGATION HITS CLOSE TO HOME AND GETS PERSONAL AS THE TEAM SEEKS ANSWERS AND DEMANDS JUSTICE, ON “NCIS,” AT A SPECIAL TIME, TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Editor’s note: The air time for this episode has been changed.
Greg Germann Guest Stars
“Shiva” – In the aftermath of an event that strikes close to home, the NCIS team unites to seek answers and demand justice in order to protect their most vulnerable colleagues, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, at a special time, Tuesday, April 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal”) guest stars as Deputy Director Jerome Craig. (Originally broadcast 1/15/13.)