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Are NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans Renewed at CBS?

NCIS: Los Angeles | Photo Credits: Cliff Lipson

NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans are two of CBS' most bankable and durable properties; since 2009 and 2014, respectively, the action-oriented spinoffs of the flagship series, NCIS, have been depicting men and women of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigating some of the world's most dangerous criminals. As of April 2o2o NCIS: Los Angeles is winding down Season 11 while NCIS: New Orleans is on the cusp of finishing Season 6. At press time, CBS had not revealed definitively whether or not both series would be renewed for new seasons.

Like nearly all Hollywood productions, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans were impacted by coronavirus -- with precautionary or mandatory shelter-in-place orders putting a halt on production. As a result of production ceasing, both shows have been unable to film end-of-season episodes that had been written to properly close out the season, potentially affecting how fans receive the programs and possibly ratings as well.

Rob Kerkovich of NCIS: New Orleans was just one of the many stars in the NCIS family who expressed regret at not being able to film episodes intended to close out the season.

Still, despite the shutdowns, both NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans are both considered highly likely to return for Season 12 and Season 7, respectively. Both series were already considered solid bets in terms of ratings for CBS, but, like many series this year, they each have seen increases in viewership as most Americans have been urged to stay at home.

A report from Variety in late March said that NCIS: Los Angeles drew its largest audience in a year -- a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.4 million viewers -- from its March 22 episode, with NCIS: New Orleans enjoying a 0.7 rating and 6.5 million viewers that same night for a seven-week high. Even after moving to a Sunday at 10/9c time and the controversial killing of LaSalle (Lucas Black), NCIS: New Orleans has been able to keep its average ratings (0.66 rating) and viewership (6.3 million) consistent -- and the same goes for its sister show NCIS: Los Angeles. As such, both are almost certainly guaranteed to be back for at least another season at CBS.



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This Supernatural Season 15 Blooper Reel Will Make Your Day 100 Percent Better

Jared Padalecki, Supernatural

It's no secret that one of the best parts of every new season of Supernatural is the blooper reel. And now, to help put a smile on your face during these tough times, a few bloopers from Season 15 are out early! Jared Padalecki shared a short video of bloopers from this season, tweeting, "Please watch immediately. Thank you and you're welcome."

When you've worked on a show for 15 years, the behind-the-scenes shenanigans tend to get out of control, and don't even get us started on the pranks Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles pull -- usually on Misha Collins. The video, titled "Tongue Tied" shows some whoops moments, wardrobe malfunctions, and just straight up cases of the giggles. And yes, there's the customary inappropriate poop joke between Ackles and Padalecki.

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The only thing missing is a blooper of the boys messing with Alexander Calvert! Hope springs eternal for the extended blooper reel.

Supernatural Season 15 will return later this year on The CW.



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Lucious' Murderous Mother Leah Walker Visits Andre in This Empire Sneak Peek

Trai Byers, Empire | Photo Credits: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Empire's milestone 100th episode comes with little reprieve for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard), who had their eldest son committed to the same mental health facility as his grandmother Leah Walker (Leslie Uggams) following his psychotic break. As you'll recall, Andre (Trai Byers) ended last week's episode with a violent outburst after learning that Terry stood him up at the altar. In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's episode, titled "We Got Us," Andre is visited by Lucious' murderous mother, who hits him up for a much-needed pep talk.

Actually, this seems more like another one of Andre's hallucinations, especially since she directly calls out Kingsley while urging Andre to fight for control again. "Give me my real grandson," she says in the video. "Let Andre out."

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That chilling moment alludes to an emotionally-charged episode as Lucious and Cookie try to get their son the help he so desperately needs. Meanwhile, Becky will struggle to balance her personal and professional life, and Hakeem and Maya end up in a tough situation after a trip to Las Vegas.

Empire airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Fox.



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