8 Military and Cr!me Dramas Like NCIS to Watch If You Like NCIS

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NCIS, CBS’ extraordinarily long-running and popular investigative procedural drama, has been on for so long that all of its most famous cast members have left. Sasha Alexander, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, all long gone. Even the show’s star, Mark Harmon, isn’t on it anymore, having left early in the current season, the show’s 19th. And yet, the rest of the cast, which includes Sean Murray (who’s been there from the beginning), Brian Dietzen, and Wilmer Valderrama, keeps on cracking wise and solving crimes, and the audience keeps tuning in.

The longevity of NCIS is a testament to the performances and chemistry of the show’s ensemble cast, as well as the writers’ ability to merge compelling long-term story arcs with cases of the week. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, the series follows a team of agents from the Naval Cr!m!nal Investigative Service. For the first 18 seasons, the m!litary-themed procedural was anchored by Harmon as the gruff but respected Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a Marine veteran in charge of a group of NCIS agents who solve cr!mes and murder cases related to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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If you’ve had your fill of NCIS or are simply looking to find something similar to pass the time, we’ve curated the perfect list of shows to watch next, from excellent m!litary-themed dramas, action series littered with heroics, and even a legal drama or two. If you like NCIS, these are the shows you should watch next.

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