Adam Campbell, David McCallum
NCIS viewers will get a glimpse at a younger version of Ducky (David McCallum) this season.
Adam Campbell will guest-star in a flashback episode that offers background on the team's chief medical examiner, TVGuide.com has learned.
Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel
When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.
Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."
NCIS: New Orleans is filling out its ranks.
Chasing Life's Rob Kerkovich has been tapped to play...
Michael Weatherly has signed a new two-year deal to stay on NCIS, Deadline.com reports.
Weatherly's agreement, which also includes...
NCIS fans don't have to worry about saying farewell to any other members of the team anytime soon...
Son of Batman
Batman turns 75 this year and he's celebrating by becoming a father. The upcoming animated movie Son of Batman introduces Damian, the child Bruce Wayne never knew he had. The story is based on a 2006 comic-book arc written by Grant Morrison in which Batman learns that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins....
The people behind NCIS are grateful for the millions of fans who make the CBS procedural America's most-watched drama every week. To say thank you, they are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show.
Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?
On Monday, CBS is launching "Inside NCIS," a new web series offering exclusive access to the world of NCIS, on CBS.com and the CBS Audience Network. The eight-episode series will offer an inside look at how the show goes from the page to the TV screen, featuring everything from the music selection process to casting the extras who play the corpses!
In addition to the behind-the-scenes footage...
Behind the Scenes at the NCIS TV Guide Photo Shoot
As NCIS hit its 10-year anniversary, the cast of TV's No. 1 drama gathered to grace the cover of TV Guide Magazine.
Exclusive: NCIS cast gathers for roundtable tell-all!
In the behind-the-scenes video below, join NCIS stars Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, Sean Murray, David McCallum and Brian Dietzen on their cover shoot and be sure to get all the scoop here...
"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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"There's a theme that's evolved this season and I call it 'Fallen Heroes,'" executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com...