CBS renews "NCIS" for 11th season

The cast of "NCIS," from left: Pauley Perrette, Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, Brian Dietzen, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum. CBS

CBS is bringing "NCIS" back for an 11th season.

The network announced Friday the show will return for the 2013-2014 television season, with star and executive producer Mark Harmon getting a new contract extension.

"In a world gone niche, 'NCIS' keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television," CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said. "'NCIS' is the type of franchise every company wants in today's global content ecosystem -- high-quality storytelling that generates passionate viewers and drives revenue on every conceivable platform."

Currently in its 10th season, "NCIS" now ranks as the No. 1 television program -- ahead of "Sunday Night Football" -- with an average of 21.48 million viewers tuning in.

The "NCIS" renewal comes two days after the network picked up "How I Met Your Mother" for a ninth (and final) season.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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