Details are already starting to trickle in as to what "NCIS" fans should expect come season 14 of TV's most watched drama series.

The first shows of the post Agent Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) era are expected to start airing sometime in mid-July with filming likely taking place in Santa Clarita, California.

Beyond airing and film shooting details, one of the few things known about the new season is that fans can expect to see a lot more of Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and new characters Sarah Clarke (Tess Monroe) and Duane Henry (Clayton Reeves) on camera together.

Meanwhile, franchise show-runner Gary Glasberg has signed a new three-year extension with CBS to keep executive producing the series. The deal calls for Glasberg to keep working on both "NCIS" and spin-off "NCIS: New Orleans."

For the seventh straight year, "NCIS" finished its 13th season as the most watched broadcast drama on television, averaging 20.19 million viewers in most current ratings.

Last week's season 13 finale registered 18.01 million in live+same day viewers, its largest audience since January. The show also ranked as the week's most watched program in viewers and No. 3 among 18 to 49 year-olds.

"NCIS" has been renewed for at least two more seasons, while "NCIS: New Orleans," has been renewed for a third season and was the third most watched drama series this past season with 14.75 million viewers.

Glasberg joined the series in 2009 and officially emerged as show-runner two years later. The "NCIS" franchise has also become an international fan favorite, making the shows one of the most profitable for the network.

After 13 seasons, Weatherly left the show as Agent Tony DiNozzo at the end of season 13. Rumors persist that he could someday return to the series in one capacity or another.