NCIS: Sydney Season 2 Will Get A Linear Outing On CBS


Why did NCIS: Sydney get a linear outing?

The move for this series made a lot of sense as well. CBS wanted to keep an NCIS lineup in some way. While reruns were plausible and worked for Mondays, having fresh episodes of an NCIS series was even better.

CBS opted to put NCIS: Sydney on the linear network to help bring something of the franchise to the network. It even took the former NCIS timeslot of 8/7c on Tuesdays, further helping to gain audiences to check out the series.
It worked. The show performed well in the timeslot, and it didn’t take too long for it to be renewed.

NCIS: Sydney Season 2 will get a spring linear outing

With the success of the first season, it’s not all that surprising to see CBS put the second season on the network as well. This time, it’s going to take over the Friday 8 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, as SWAT moves to the Blue Bloods timeslot in the spring.


It will be interesting to see if the show can kick off Friday nights well. While Friday night was once the death slot for TV shows, CBS has shown that this timeslot works. The success of SWAT, Fire Country, and Blue Bloods is clear. So, there is a lot of hope for NCIS: Sydney.

My only complaint is that by putting Sydney on in the linear timeslot, it proves that there was a slot for a shortened season of NCIS: Hawaii. CBS could have opted to keep Sydney as a streaming show and brought us closure for the Hawaii team, especially considering NCIS: Hawaii performed better in the linear ratings than Sydney.

There isn’t a release date for NCIS: Sydney on CBS in the spring. We’ll probably get that date around November or December 2024.