“NCIS: Hawai’i” Supporters Rally to Save Show’s Cancellation

Fans of “NCIS: Hawai’i” are mobilizing to save the show following its unexpected cancellation by CBS. In response, a Change.org petition was initiated, aiming to convince the network to reconsider their decision. The petition quickly gathered momentum, securing over 27,000 signatures towards its 35,000 goal.

The petition underscores the significance of “NCIS: Hawai’i” as more than just a source of entertainment. Over its three-year run, the show has become a symbol of representation and inspiration. “NCIS: Hawai’i has been more than just a television show for many of us,” the petition’s mission statement reads. “It’s not just about the thrilling plotlines or the engaging characters; it’s about what they stand for and how they’ve touched our hearts.”

The series is praised for its groundbreaking portrayal of women in leadership roles, notably featuring a female protagonist, Jane Tennant, played by Vanessa Lachey. This casting choice marked a first for the NCIS franchise, which traditionally did not have female leads. The show’s diverse cast further distinguished it from other entries in the series.

The fan-driven initiative also highlights the show’s broader impact, stating, “NCIS: Hawai’i has brought together a diverse fandom community that spans across ages and backgrounds. It has breathed new life into an already beloved franchise by attracting a wider audience.”

The abrupt cancellation in April came as a shock to fans and cast alike, with Lachey expressing her dismay on social media. She shared statistics of the show’s strong viewership, which had amassed 10.1 million viewers across TV and streaming platforms, underscoring the show’s popularity.

“Gutted, confused, blindsided,” Lachey described her feelings, acknowledging her gratitude towards the fans: “Grateful, confident, beloved fans! Processing this news and still being present with my family. I love you all!” She also formally bid farewell to the series, capturing the sentiment of many who are not ready to let the show go without a fight.