NCIS Season 20 Episode 19: Will The Series Return With New Episodes In May 2023?

The beloved crime procedural series, which has become a staple of primetime television, will be back sooner than you anticipated. Continue reading to learn more.

Mark your calendars and get ready for new episodes of pulse-pounding investigations that will keep you on the edge of your seat! More high-stakes investigations, thrilling action, and heartwarming moments are on the way with NCIS Season 20, and the fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for the elite agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. With a loyal fanbase that spans the globe, NCIS continues to be one of the most-watched shows on television.

If you recall the events of the 18th episode, “Head Games,” which aired a few days ago on April 10, 2023, in which viewers saw that The NCIS team digs deep to investigate a Navy lieutenant who’s accused of trying to murder her husband but has no memory of the attack. Later, Kasie navigates a potential medical scare. If you’re wondering what happens next in the season, we can assure you that there’s plenty to look forward to!

We know that the viewers have been anticipating if the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in April or May 2023. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, as we have compiled all the necessary information to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the official release date and plot, then look no further!

Here is everything we know so far about when NCIS Season 20 will be back on CBS.

NCIS Season 20: When will the new episodes premiere?

The wait for updates about the highly anticipated new episodes is finally over! To say the least, the beloved series will be back in action next month! Yes, there’s a lot to look forward to in May 2023.

The 19th episode, “In the Spotlight,” is now scheduled to release on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the same time slot of 9/8c on CBS and later on Paramount Plus. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Agent Knight goes viral for saving a mother and child from a potentially fatal car accident.” Additionally, the episode is directed by Rocky Carroll and written by Yasemin Yilmaz. The runtime of each episode is approximately 39 to 44 minutes.

That’s not all, as the network has also released information about the 20th episode, “Second Opinion,” which will air on May 8, 2023. We would like to highlight that, as of this writing, the official synopsis of this episode has not been revealed. Until CBS reveals it, we recommend that viewers watch the previous episodes to catch up with the season so far and also check out the official post below, which confirms that NCIS will return this fall with the recently renewed Season 21 on CBS.

NCIS Season 20: A quick recap of the season so far

NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

Here’s what we know about NCIS Season 20 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the season. Stop reading if you want to avoid some major spoilers!

The season starts with Special Agent Alden Parker still on the run with his ex-wife, and the team investigates who from his past might have a personal vendetta against him in hopes of clearing Parker’s name. McGee’s personal life and professional life intersect when a dad from his children’s school is linked to a break-in at a government storage bunker. When a dead body is found at an ancient burial site that is thought to be cursed, the investigation team tries to determine the motive and the symbolism behind the crime.


As Torres continues therapy with Dr. Grace, he discovers that their lives are in danger. Agent Knight’s past resurfaces when her ex-boyfriend, a National Parks Service agent, teams up with NCIS to investigate a campsite murder. Agent Parker steps up to protect Director Vance after a terrifying home invasion; the team detects advancements in Jessica and Jimmy’s blossoming romance. When an NCIS agent turns up dead and Kasie goes unaccounted for, the team must work quickly to find the killer.

NCIS must investigate the secretary of the Navy when her husband claims she tried to murder him. After an unknown shooter causes chaos at an annual Thanksgiving 5K, time is of the essence for the NCIS team to find the culprit; Kasie joins Knight for Thanksgiving lunch at Knight’s sister’s house. They investigate the death of a college student who was killed while running across the street and had connections to McGee’s wife.

NCIS agents from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Hawaii, in D.C. to attend the retirement party of a beloved Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre professor, find themselves investigating his shocking suicide. Parker discovers he’s a victim of identity theft while investigating the unusual murder of a Navy ensign; Knight and Jimmy face hurdles in their relationship as their connection deepens. When an old pal of Torres’ comes to him – disheveled and bloodied – for guidance amidst an undercover FBI operation and then disappears, NCIS helps track him down.

McGee prepares to be a contestant on a popular game show. In preparation for a role, a world-renowned actress shadows the NCIS team as they investigate a decapitation case. Parker grapples with his emotions when a con man from his past turns up as a prime suspect in the murder of a navy officer. NCIS investigates the death of a ride-share driver who was found after a car accident; Parker’s dad, who is temporarily living with him, assists the team in their investigation.

The team jumps into motion to investigate who is responsible for a potential bioterror attack at a strip mall parking garage; Knight’s father deals with a health scare while in Japan. NCIS works to solve the murder of a Marine private who appears to have been killed for helping an Afghan refugee; Jimmy navigates the pressure of parenting his teenage daughter, who is eager to go out on an unchaperoned group date.

The NCIS team digs deep to investigate a Navy lieutenant who’s accused of trying to murder her husband but has no memory of the attack; Kasie navigates a potential medical scare. When NCIS Season 20 resumes its run, it will be available to stream on Paramount+, FuboTV, and Netflix, along with all the prior seasons of this major franchise on the streaming platforms.

The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play, with a vast number of membership plans according to their preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel every Monday. You can also stream NCIS for free on Pluto based on the viewer’s location.

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for NCIS: Season 20 to return on the CBS Network next month.


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