NCIS’ new spinoff in New Orleans has been renewed for a second season, CBS announced Monday.
The show, which premiered in September and stars actor Scott Bakula as lead character Dwayne "King" Pride, became TV’s No. 2 drama averaging 18.1 million viewers.
Actor Lucas Black, who plays Christopher LaSalle, tweeted his excitement after the news was announced.
“Thank you friends for being loyal and supportive. Season 2 announced officially this morning #NCISNOLA,” he wrote.
The official NCIS: New Orleans Twitter page also shared a photo of the cast and crew celebrating the news with the caption, “We got a happy cast and crew today #Season2.”
— NOLA_Writers (@NOLA_Writers) January 12, 2015
— NCIS: New Orleans (@NCISNewOrleans) January 12, 2015
Aside from NCIS: New Orleans, CBS also renewed Madam Secretary and Scorpion.
“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”