"This is all just a setup," says Pauley Perrette, walking into the NCIS writers' room north of Los Angeles. Michael Weatherly fatalistically adds: "This is where we all..." Brian Dietzen finishes the thought: "...meet our end."
Not bloody likely. Sure, the series did off a couple major characters in the first five seasons (RIP, Lauren Holly's Jenny), and some significant recurring characters have met their makers in the five years since (Mike Franks, we hardly knew ye!). But the chances of any of these eight diehards going down anytime before the show ends its run are about the same as the odds of Gibbs cracking a sustained smile.
Speaking of which: When we gathered all eight regular cast members of TV's No. 1 drama for a historic summit, their fearless leader, Mark Harmon, was largely the quiet man out. When his colleagues finally called him on his reticence, he swore he was having too good a time listening to everyone else's banter. As you read this unprecedented full-cast gabfest, you'll know exactly what he means.
Following NCIS' season-ending explosion at the Navy yard, Gibbs & Co. will start the new season a little worse for wear.
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After months of negotiations, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray have all signed new deals to return to NCIS, Deadline reports.
The trio inked two-year contracts for the CBS procedural, which starts production on Season 10 next week.
Brian Dietzen will be sticking around NCIS.
The 34-year-old actor, who portrays Jimmy Palmer on the CBS series, has been promoted to a series regular for the 10th season, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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