CBS renews all 3 NCIS dramas, The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans drops its trailer, The CW has acquired a brand new drama series and more in today’s Shadow and Act news roundup!

CBS renews 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: Hawaii' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

The NCIS franchise isn’t going anywhere. All three of the hit dramas, NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii and NCIS: Los Angeles have been renewed for CBS’ 2022-2023 broadcast season.

“NCIS, one of the most popular and enduring series in the world, and fan-favorite NCIS: LOS ANGELES have been hugely successful on the CBS schedule for years,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment said in an official statement. “With the strong new addition of NCIS: HAWAI`I, we are able to expand the strength of this formidable franchise across our schedule. We couldn’t be more excited to have all three talented casts and creative teams back to bring more compelling NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the globe.”

Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover and Katrina Law, with David McCallum, Rocky Carroll and Gary Cole star in NCIS. 

NCIS: Hawaii stars Vanessa Lachey, Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Tori Anderson and Kian Talan star.

Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille and Gerald McRaney star in NCIS; Los Angeles. 

‘The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans’ drops trailer

Paramount+ dropped the official trailer for The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans. It is the third Homecoming season following New York and Los Angeles. 

The 23-episode series originally filmed in 2000. The new series debut exclusively on Paramount+ on Wednesday, April 20.

Here’s an official description of the series:

Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, the third installment of the hit original unscripted series THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING will reunite New Orleans cast members David “Tokyo” Broom, Melissa Beck, Jamie Murray, Danny Roberts, Matt Smith, Julie Stoffer and Kelley Wolf in “The Big Easy.” The roommates are moving back in for a dramatic, nostalgic, heartfelt reunion, where they’ll get a second chance to stop being polite and start getting real.

The CW acquires 'Family Law'

The CW has a brand new show coming to its lineup.

The network has officially acquired Family Law, a one-hour Canadian legal drama from EVEN24 Films and Lark Productions.

Photo: Brendan Meadows/The CW

Here’s an official description of the series:

Family Law follows lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite) struggling to put her career and family back together after hitting rock bottom. As a condition of her probation, Abby is forced to work at her estranged father Harry’s (Victor Garber) firm, Svensson and Associates, and practice in family law for the first time while forging new relationships with the half-brother Daniel (Zach Smadu, “Cardinal”) and half-sister Lucy (Genelle Williams, “The Expanse”) whom she’s never met. The result is a dysfunctional family law firm operating to help other families with their own dysfunctions.

It is the latest of several acquisitions for the network, which uses the shows to beef up original programming, especially during the summer.