NCIS: Los Angeles’ LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen And More React To Season 13 Renewal

NCIS as a franchise has been a behemoth, with the original series heading into Season 19 next fall and multiple spinoffs to its name making it to the airwaves to boot. And while NCIS: New Orleans has been canceled, NCIS: LA just got some good news down the pipeline: a Season 13 renewal at the Eye Network. Of course, LL Cool J and some of the rest of the Los Angeles cast are celebrating the good news.

Sam Hanna actor LL Cool J, oft a huge fan of the emoji response, went that route when hearing about Season 13, also sharing a video post from the network celebrating the big news.

His longtime co-star, Eric Christian Olsen, changed things up a little and took to Instagram to share the exciting news that the CBS drama will be back for another round, and Deeks will be back.

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Daniela Ruah, who plays main character Kensi Blye, also shared an excellent post that was totally fan-geared and included a pretty sweet shirt I kinda wish was in my own closet.

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Of course, every cast is (generally) excited when their show gets picked up for another season at a network or streaming service. However, for the cast of NCIS: LA the renewal announcement is coming after weeks where the cast had to sit tight while CBS made decisions about a lot of the network’s other shows, both good and bad. Medalion Rahimi, who plays Special Agent Fatima Namazi, touched on this with her own post, talking about the major “feat” it was to get NCIS: LA back on the air next season.

Relative newcomer Caleb Castille also shared a similar sentiment about the upcoming Season 13, thanking the fans for tuning in and being “the best fans in the world.”

Really, it’s likely been a weird few weeks for casts of NCIS: LA and SEAL Team which saw big shows including MacGyver and Mom get cancelled while NCIS and S.W.A.T. got renewed. Things dragged on for long enough that David Boreanaz even made a plea with the network for a pickup next season. At the time of this writing, the actor is still waiting to hear news on that show. Even if the news is bad news, it may be better than interminable waiting for a call on whether your show will be back or not. On the NCIS: Los Angeles front, at least the waiting seems to have paid off.

We’ll keep you updated as more cancelations and renewals come down the pipeline, which is likely to continue happening as shows wrap up over the next few weeks. In the meantime, we're also waiting to hear news about the NCIS: Hawaii spinoff in the works. Plus, you can keep up with what’s heading to television with our full spring TV schedule.

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