NCIS, SEAL Team, NCIS: Los Angeles: CBS Series’ 2021 Production Delayed

The cast and crews behind NCIS, SEAL Team, and NCIS: Los Angeles are getting an extension to their holiday breaks. These shows and others are delaying production by at least one week due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Los Angles. Per Variety, these productions will resume on January 11.

“Sunburn” – McGee and his wife Delilah’s (Margo Harshman) Bahamian vacation turns into a high-stakes mission when the case NCIS is tracking of a dead escape room manager has ties to the island. Also, Gibbs fears the worst when his search for Fornell leads to blood, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rocky Carroll directed the episode. Pictured: Emily Wickersham as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Brian Dietzen as Medical Examiner Dr. Jimmy Palmer, , Wilmer Valderrama as NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Gabrielle Carteris, SAG-AFTRA president, also released a statement about the production delay in Los Angeles. She said the following, per Deadline:

“Most entertainment productions will remain on hiatus until the second or third week of January if not later. This means that the number of our member performers working on sets right now is reduced. Our safety protocols ensure appropriate precautions for the holiday hiatus period including additional time for testing prior to the resumption of production.”

At this time, mid-season return dates for NCIS and other shows on CBS have not been changed.

What do you think? Are you surprised by the move to delay productions for NCIS, SEAL Team, and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS?