TV fans have grown to love a good crossover — so they’re becoming more and more commonplace. With the hype that Dick Wolf’s FBI franchise and Law & Order series have received for their crossovers, NCIS wisely followed suit. CBS’s long-running franchise came back from winter hiatus in 2023 with its first three-way crossover that also proved popular among viewers.

However, the NCIS crossover also reinforced the absence of NCIS: New Orleans. That show was canceled in 2021 after its seventh season, so there was no way for it to be included in the event. Yet the lack of any reference to the NOLA team in a franchise-wide event showed how much the series is still missed.