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Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Mar 3, 2020   Updated on Mar 16, 2021, 11:52 am CDT

For 17 seasons NCIS has followed the special agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team as they investigate all naval crimes and misdemeanors.

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The equal parts legendary and laconic investigator Jethro Gibbs leads this crack team, along with a revolving door of sidekicks including Caitlin Todd, Anthony DiNozzo, Abby Sciuto, and Timothy McGee, just to name a few. When you’ve been on the air since the Bush administration, you’re bound to see more than a little turnaround.

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What doesn’t change is the addictive maritime crime-solving in one of the longest police procedural dramas in TV history.

Here’s everything you need to stream NCIS.

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What is NCIS?

  • Launched: September 2003
  • Airtime: Season 18 premiers Tuesday, November 17 at 8pm EST.
  • Channel: CBS
  • Genre: Action/Drama
  • Starring: Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, NCIS Senior Field Agent, Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas “Nick” Torres, Emily Wickersham as Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, Maria Bello as Dr. Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer , Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard, Cote de Pablo as Ziva David, Joe Spano as Tobias Fornell, Robert Wagner as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., Laura San Giacomo as Dr. Grace Confalone, Megan Gallagher as Jennifer Leo, Don Lake as Phillip Brooks, Louise Barnes as Mira Sahar Azam, Jack Fisher as Phineas, Usman Ally as Victor Mir, Damon Dayoub as Adam Eshel, Elayn J. Taylor as Odette Malone, Kate Hamilton as Faith Tolliver, Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, NCIS Senior Field Agent, Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas “Nick” Torres, Emily Wickersham as Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, Maria Bello as Dr. Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard
  • Seasons: 18
  • Status: Renewed for season 18.
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How to stream NCIS

CBS is available on a handful of streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

NCIS on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

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Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, CBS, where you can stream NCIS.

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NCIS on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch NCIS, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.


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NCIS on Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

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How to use AirTV with Sling

CBS is not available on any Sling TV package. However, there is an easy workaround. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can gain access to local channels in your Sling TV package. As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services. It’s the only way to watch NCIS using Sling TV.

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If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for CBS, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

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NCIS on Paramount+

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2020, 1:00 pm CST

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