It’s aloha – like, in goodbye – for “NCIS: Hawaii.”

The CBS series – which still is rolling out its third season, with Vanessa Lachey as the first woman special-agent-in charge in the “NCIS” franchise —  was canceled today, (April 26), according to The Wrap. The finale will air at 10 p.m. May 6.

The local spin-off was launched in September 2021, toasting Lachey’s Jane Tennant role as the first female boss battling crimes from Pearl Harbor. The show also was the franchise’s first across the pond, so to speak, meaning the aloha state’s own crimes involving military personnel, would be prime time fare, upholding national security while sharing the usual visitor-popular views of the blue Pacific, the verdant mountains and valleys, and the mystic of the islands. Tropical has been an ingredient that fueled tourism for Hawaii, from the Jack Lord and Tom Selleck era.

LL COOL J, with Vanessa Lachey, were “NCIS” crimefighters here,

LL Cool J as Sam Hanna was dispatched this season, from the canceled “NCIS: Los Angeles,” a cool addition to the cast as a recurring guest star, adding fuel and manpower after appearing in the finale of season two. He joined Alex Tarrant as Kai, Noah Mills as Jesse Boone, Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara, Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik, Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler, Kian Talan as Alex Tennant.

In recent weeks, the Hawaii cast had been was awaiting the green light, but a renewal was elusive.

Could it be that  “NCIS: Hawaii” overstayed its welcome, though it was the lone procedural filming here, following multi-seasons of reboots of “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0,” with a somewhat repetitive of aerial shots of Kualoa Ranch, the Koolau range, the vibrant coastlines, Waikiki, Chinatown and the North Shore waves?

However, CBS is not short of “NCIS” shows. “NCIS” (the Mark Harmon original) was renewed for its 22nd season, and the newbie, “NCIS: Sydney” also earned a season 2. “NCIS” also has two new hybrids coming up: a prequel “Origins,” examining the youthhood of LeroyJethro Gibbs,  and an anticipated new 10-episode season, still unnamed (on Paramount+), reuniting Michael Weatherly (DiNozzo) and Cote de Pablo (Ziva) .

In TV land, everyone despises the C word. Cancellation is bad news…

And that’s Show Bjz,,,


  1. Too bad!!! Will miss seeing all the sites and the cast. Wish they would bring back Magnum PI with Jay H.

    Dolores Treffeisen

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