NCIS Season 20 Eighteen long seasons have passed of NCIS (Navel Crime Scene Investigation). It is one of the highest-rated shows on CBS. Special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs a former marine gunnery sergeant leads the investigation team that solves military crimes.
We got Mark Harmon in the role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Other co-stars have been Emily Wickersham, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Maria Bello, etc.
If you have finished all the episodes of NCIS and now missing your police buddies, we have something for you. Here is a list of 10 must-watch tv shows that you can not miss if you like NCIS.
1. NCIS: Los Angeles/ NCIS: New Orleans/ NCIS: Hawai’i-
The first of this list is the spinoff of the main series set in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Hawai’i ofcourse. In terms of narrative, tone, a theme they will give you a take back to the exciting world of military procedure and police investigation. The first spin-off was released in 2009 and was based on the Los Angeles Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Office of Special Projects.
The second spin-off premiered in 2014 and ended in 2021. It followed U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the city of New Orleans. The third spin-off is the very latest and premiered in 2021 and features the first woman special agent of NCIS Pearl Harbor. Vanessa Lachey starred in the role.
2. Chicago P.D.-
If you are searching for high-profile murders, crime, investigation, drug trafficking, and a series full of corruption, you must watch ‘Chicago P.D.’ An offshoot of ‘Chicago Fire’ and set in Chicago city it delves into the messiest world of criminal activity as well as the police and intelligence unit which is also very corrupted.
3. Criminal Minds-
This American police procedural drama has 15 long seasons which ultimately ended in 2020. Centering around a group of criminal profilers from the FBI’s Behavioral Analisis Unit who to catch some dangerous criminals profile the most notorious crimes, this show is one of the most favorite police investigation dramas.
Mandy Pantikin, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeanne Trippehorn, Aisha Tyler have been starring in this series.
‘Bones’ will give you some extra flavor of the forensic department going out of the conventional prevalence of actions and intelligence. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, is a forensic anthropologist who solves complex cases of murders by examining the remains of humans.
She partners with FBI Special agent Seeley Booth (played by David Boreanaz). Besides the main two protagonists of the show, there is a large group of grad students, psychologists, entomologists, the forensic artists behind solving the crimes featured in the series.
5. S.W.A.T Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan-
Inspired from the 1975 television show and movie of the same name, this CBS drama centers around Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson who is a native of South Los Angeles. As the world of crime tightens its grip, he must lead his S.W.A.T team to bring justice. But the old neighbors’ distrust and corruption inside the team itself complicate matters.
This is the mother show whose spin-off NCIS is. This has also been a very long series with ten seasons directed by the same director of NCIS- Donald P. Bellisario. JAG is a legal drama set in Washington D.C. It revolves around judge advocates of the U.S. Navy who are also known as the JAG Corps.
7. Line of Duty-
Jed Mercurio’s ‘Line of Duty’ follows an antu-corruption unit that roots out shady police officers from the police force. It is a thrilling police drama like NCIS that will make you bound to binge all the six seasons already released. For those who do not know, Jed Mercurio is famed for directing the political thriller ‘Bodyguard’. So, you will be not imprudent to expect the same itching thrill from ‘Line of Duty’ too.
8. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan-
Though the format and the exact purpose of the operations featured in this tv show are not very much like those of NCIS, it will appeal to you in the same way nevertheless. The plot is centered around Jack Ryan who moves into a heroic field from his desk job to help save the world from foreign threats.
9. SEAL Team-
David Boreanaz stars as the head of an elite group of Navy SEALS named ‘Bravo Team’ that jumps into a dangerous mission which takes great price from the team members as well as their families. Giving you the same military charm of NCIS, this show will dive into the home life and sacrifices of the group members as well.
10. The West Wing-
Without ‘The West Wing’, we probably would not get NCIS. Because this is the show for which Mark Harmon received Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor and NCIS director Donald P. Bellisario acclaimed his performance.
This incident eventually sold him on as Gibbs. This idealistic political drama will not only remind you of your favorite agent, but also merge crimes, and the usual problematic topic of national security with it.
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