CBS' long-running NCIS spin-off series NCIS: Los Angeles is returning for its 12th season after last season was cut short due to the pandemic and we have all the details on how you can watch new episodes of the show online or on TV.
NCIS: Los Angeles first premiered all the way back in 2009 and the series follows the agents of the Office of Special Projects (OSP) which is an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The show stars LL Cool J as Special Agent Sam Hanna and Chris O'Donnell as Special Agent G. Callen who spend most of their time out in the field undercover.
Last season NCIS: Los Angeles had to be cut short by two episodes due to the pandemic and unfortunately season 12 also won't feature the series' usual 24 episodes. Instead the new season of the show will only have 18 episodes.
When it comes to the pandemic, NCIS: Los Angeles is doing something a bit different than other shows with its new season according to showrunner R. Scott Gemmill. There will be a big time jump between seasons 11 and 12 and new episodes of the show will be set in a post-Covid world. This means that the actors in NCIS: Los Angeles won't be wearing masks this season but fans of the show may notice less crowded scenes as a result of Covid-19 filming guidelines.
Whether you're a long-time fan of the series or just want to watch a TV show set in a post-Covid world to get your mind off of our current situation, we'll show you how to watch season 12 of NCIS: Los Angeles online from anywhere.
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12: When and where?
Season 12 of NCIS: Los Angeles will premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT on CBS. New episodes of the show will air weekly at the same time and there will be a total of 18 episodes this season.
How to watch NCIS: Los Angeles online from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch NCIS: Los Angeles in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you want to watch the latest season of the show when you're away from home, then you'll run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will likely be geo-blocked.
That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can really come in handy. They allow you to virtually change the IP address of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country which will let you watch as if you were back there.
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Watch NCIS: Los Angeles in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have cable, you'll be able to watch season 12 of NCIS Los Angeles when it premieres on CBS on Sunday, November 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT. You can also watch the show online but you will need to sign up for CBS All Access to do so. The service costs $5.99 per month with commercials or $9.99 per month commercial-free.
Don't want to sign up for cable or CBS All Access to watch NCIS: Los Angeles? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, that will give you access to CBS so you can watch season 12 of the show online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to CBS, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to CBS as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 7-day trial is available.
- FuboTV - starting at $59.99 per month. FuboTV gives you access to CBS as well as over 80 other channels. The service also includes a 7-day free trial so you can test it out for yourself.
- AT&T TV Now - $55 per month - AT&T TV Now will give you access to CBS and the service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels. You can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
Get a NCIS: Los Angeles live stream in Canada
Canadian fans of NCIS: Los Angeles will be able to watch new episodes of the show on Global TV when season 12 premieres on Sunday, November 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT as the network airs the show at the same time as it's broadcast in the U.S. You can also stream past episodes of the show online on Global TV's website but you will need to enter the credentials from your cable provider to do so.
How to watch NCIS: Los Angeles in the UK
If you live in the UK and want to watch NCIS: Los Angeles, you can do so on Sky One. However, a UK premiere date has not yet been set for season 12 but the network has aired past seasons of the show in December or January. If you can't wait till then, you can always grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to watch the latest season of NCIS: Los Angeles early.
Watch NCIS: Los Angeles in Australia
Australian viewers will be able to watch the latest season of NCIS: Los Angeles on 10HD at 9pm AEDT on November 10. However, unlike in the US and Canada where the show airs on Sundays, in Australia new episodes will premiere every Tuesday at 9pm AEDT.
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