CBS has halted production on NCIS and NCIS: LA due to an Omicron surge.


CBS has halted production on NCIS and NCIS: LA due to an Omicron surge.

According to reports, production on NCIS and its spin-off series NCIS Los Angeles has been halted this week due to a surge of Covid cases in the Los Angeles area.

Filming on major US shows resumed last winter, but increased coronavirus cases are forcing productions to reschedule.

The CBS franchise’s NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are the latest victims of the Omicron variant, which could result in major hiatuses across the board.

Due to a positive Covid case involving a cast member, production on the mainline NCIS series has been halted.

Season 19 plans are still being considered in order to give the cast and crew the safest option possible.

Filming is expected to resume next week for the show’s upcoming crossover event with NCIS: Hawaii.

Wilmer Valderrama and Katrina Law will star in the special episode, which will premiere in late March.

Unfortunately, an increase in Omicron cases has thrown a wrench in the current installment of NCIS’s backend.

Meanwhile, NCIS: Los Angeles will be on hiatus until February.

According to Deadline, the sister show has already shot enough episodes to fill the remaining slots until filming resumes.

Even so, the current Covid outbreak is causing concern across television sets.

Other CBS shows, such as FBI, have been said to be heavily influenced by the new wave.

Network executives are said to be putting filming on hold for a day or more to assess the situation and determine when it is safe to resume.

Disney and Amazon Studios, for example, appear to have taken a similar approach by delaying their return to production by several days.

Netflix and Warner Bros.

According to reports, TV, Universal Media Studios, and CBS Studios are only suspending production on a case-by-case basis in order to stay on schedule.


Several media companies have been listed on the Los Angeles County Health Department’s list of recent outbreaks.

“It’s a mess,” one production source admitted to Deadline. “People keep getting Covid.”

All Hands, the next episode of NCIS, is still set to air on Monday, January 17th.

The Game, a new episode of NCIS Hawaii, will air after that.

There are also some extra episodes.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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