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Season one first aired on September 23, 2003 with its original name Navy NCIS, so that it would not get confused with CSI. This season mainly showed most of the orignal characters and starred one future character, Timothy McGee, as a guest star. Also, this season included threats from Al Queda and the terrorist Arri.
Season two aired on September 28, 2004 and the name of the show changed from Navy NCIS to just NCIS. In this season, a new main character is introduced, Timothy McGee, although he had popped up in many episodes in the previous season. Also in this season, one of the cast members leaves.
Season three premiered on september 20, 2005 without one of the original cast members. Also, the original director, who is not shown much, leaves and a new director played by Lauren Holly joins the team. Not only is there a new director in this season, but Cote de Pablo joins the team as Ziva David because of the loss of a team member.
Season four premiered on Spetember 19, 2006 starting off with Special Agent Gibbs resigning from the job and going to live in Mexico with a long time friend. This left Special agent Anthony Dinozzo as the leader of the team. In this season there is another new team member played by Liza Lapira.
Season five aired on CBS on September 25, 2007. This season was the season of "answers". There were many questions that came up it the first few seasons, but they are now answered throughout season five. Not only that but towards the end of the season jaws were left dropped because of many changes in the NCIS team. Going home, reassigned, and dead; but who did what?
Season six aired onc CBS on September 23, 2008. This season brought changes once again to the NCIS team with a new director at the beginning of the season played by Rocky Carroll. This new director caused much tension between the team, but all managed to come together again. Many of the characters' background stories were explored in this season as well. The end of this season left the viewers wondering because one of the NCIS team members is in danger.
Season seven aired on Spetember 22, 2009. The season starts off with a rescue of one NCIS team member by the others. The season continues with McGee maturing and standing up to Tony more, while Gibbs' past haunts him more and more throughout the season.
Season eight premiered on September 21, 2010. This season is currently runnning, and is still just as mysterious and edgey as the first.