'NCIS: LA' season 8 spoilers, plot: CBS opts to air premiere much earlier than expected

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CBS has just announced that it will be moving the premiere of the military/police procedural drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" season 8 to a much earlier date. 

Courtesy of TVLine, it is confirmed that season 8 will premiere on Sept. 25, which is exactly one week earlier than its slated Oct. 2 rollout date.

The decision, as further detailed by the media outlet, was brought forth after the upcoming docuseries "The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey" got sized down from its intended six-hour airing time to a shorter four-hour schedule. The latter show will premiere this Sunday, Sept. 18, and will end the following day.

As further teased by TVLine, episode 1 of season 8 will be called "High-Value Target" which will be followed right away by episode 2 titled "Belly of the Beast."

Previous spoiler reports for this season's opener gave a glimpse at the turmoil that the National Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Los Angeles team is about to face.

According to EnStarz, the mole problem within the LA-based Office of Special Projects (OSP) will become even worse that the office of the Secretary of Defense will consider taking over the case with the intention of discovering the culprit. However, this also means that the operatives Callen (Chris O'Donnell), Kensi (Daniela Ruah), Sam (LL Cool J), Eric (Barrett Foa), Nell (Renee Felice Smith), and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) will be in a very difficult position as the investigation will likely to be pointed toward their direction.

Executive producer R. Scott Gemmill, however, dropped some hints, according to TVLine, that the team will not just allow the whole place to get shaken up and will try to "solve it [the mole problem] before they all get canned."

Check out the synopsis for "High-Value Target" shared over in a separate report from EnStarz.

"After NCIS fails to locate a mole in the department, Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan (Jackson Hurst) insists on new leadership and takes over the Los Angeles unit from Hetty and Granger. Also, the team travels to Syria to apprehend a High-Value Target where one team member is severely injured when the mission goes awry, on the special two-hour eighth season premiere."

Catch "NCIS: LA" season 8 when it premieres on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS. 

 

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