Is NCIS: New Orleans on tonight, Sunday, April 25?

It’s been some time since we had a new episode of NCIS: New Orleans. Is that going to change tonight, Sunday, April 25? When are new episodes back?

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. There isn’t a new episode of NCIS: New Orleans Season 7 on tonight. We’re waiting a little bit longer for that.

There isn’t much longer to wait, though. The new episode airs next Sunday, May 2. We’re almost there, everyone!

A little bit of good news is that you can at least was a rerun tonight. We’ve got “Operation Drano, Part II” airing again tonight. This was the episode that saw the entire Gulf Coast in trouble when a torpedo hit a fishing trawler. There was a much bigger conspiracy going on.

Why isn’t a new episode of NCIS: New Orleans on tonight, Sunday, April 25?

Tonight’s specific break is due to the Oscars on ABC. There’s no way CBS would put a new episode of any show on tonight. While viewership for awards shows is dwindling, it’s not enough to justify risking a scripted series. So, reruns it is.

The overall break has also been linked to scheduling. We know that NCIS: New Orleans‘s series finale is going to air at the end of May, so CBS needs to make sure there is that episode for that date. It means spreading out what’s left, which leads to hiatuses now and then.

When the show returns on May 2, it’s with an episode titled “Choices.” Sasha Broussard is back, picking up off the back of the initial bar bombing that took place in the previous episode. During that previous episode, Pride learned that Sasha’s son, Connor, is his son. Now he needs to figure out a way to make Connor part of his life.

At the same time, Hannah and Carter have a lot to work through. They’ve been hooking up, but things are starting to go to the next level. Now they need to figure out how to define that relationship, especially when they work together.

An all-new episode of NCIS: New Orleans airs on Sunday, May 2 at 10/9c on CBS. Catch up the following day on Paramount+.