The NCIS season 18 episode 11 air date has been confirmed, so when is it back? How many episodes are there this season?

NCIS has long been a favourite amongst many audiences and hopes are high for the remainder of season 18.

Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, the American police procedural series served as a spin-off of Jag and premiered on CBS back in September 2003, plunging viewers into an episodic odyssey of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Season 18 welcomed fans back in November 2020 and episode 10 – titled ‘Watchdog’ – ended on a cliffhanger. So, when is the NCIS season 18 episode 11 air date?

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NCIS season 18 episode 11 air date

  • NCIS season 18 returns to CBS with episode 11 on Tuesday, April 6th 2021 in its regular time slot.

The episode is titled ‘Gut Punch’ and will give audiences the opportunity to see how Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) is managing after his suspension.

As noted by Carter Matt, we will follow Bishop, Torres, and McGee as they work compliance duty, which could be a result of them covering for Gibbs in the previous episode.

It will be interesting to see how the team approaches a case in Gibbs’ absence and this will likely be something we grow to learn throughout the rest of the season.

NCIS fans will be no stranger to breaks between episodes and Newsweek acknowledges that the crew had to delay production on NCIS season 18 earlier in the year due to COVID-19 related complications. Although, the delay between episode 10 and 11 is likely due to scheduling; it’s common for series to space out episodes across a season.

NCIS season 18: How many episodes?

Season 18 is set to be the shortest NCIS season yet, coming in at just 16 episodes in total.

Back in October 2020, Deadline reported that CBS had trimmed orders to its scripted series from CBS Studios, with seasons going from around 22 episodes to just 16-18.

NCIS was affected by the decision, but it wasn’t alone. Other shows trimmed down, as a result, include Blue Bloods, Bull, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team and Magnum P.I.

It’s likely that audiences can expect further delays with NCIS season 18, as Carter Matt previously highlighted that the season is expected to wrap up in late May. Taking this into account, CBS could have one delay or more in store to help space out episodes.

NCIS season 18 episode 11 is scheduled to air on CBS on Tuesday, April 6th 2021.

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