Donald P. Bellisario


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Report: CBS Trying to Use NCIS Creator's Brain Condition to Influence Trial

After NCIS creator Donald Bellisario revealed he has a serious brain condition, CBS now reportedly hopes to use his medical records against him during an upcoming trial, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In August 2011, Bellisario filed a lawsuit against CBS, more

NCIS Creator Suing CBS Over NCIS: LA

NCIS creator Don Bellisario has filed a lawsuit against CBS, seeking unspecified damages for not profiting from the creation of NCIS: LA, Deadline reports.

The complaint, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claims Bellisario was more

Comic-Con: Is Quantum Leaping to the Megaplex?

Oh boy, indeed! Quantum Leap may be coming to the big screen. At the TV Guide Magazine and the Paley Center For Media's Quantum Leap retrospective (hosted by TV Guide Magazine's executive editor Craig Tomashoff) at Comic-Con on July 22, series star Scott Bakula revealed that a feature-film version of the classic 1989-1993 drama was in the more


Sneak Peek: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Ncis: Season 8
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Year Title Description
2003 Navy NCIS TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2003 NCIS TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2002 First Monday TV Show Series, Creator
2002 First Monday TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1994 Jag Movie, Director

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In Harmon's Way: NCIS Replaces Show Boss

As first hinted at and then ultimately scooped this Saturday by's Ausiello Report, NCIS creator Donald P. Bellisario is stepping down as show-runner, this on the heels of reports of on-set clashes between him and series star Mark Harmon. Bellisario's duties will likely be assumed by coexecutive producer Chas Floyd Johnson and head writer Shane Brennan. In a statement, CBS Paramount president David Stapf hails Bellisario, who sired NCIS predecessor JAG, for building not only "a top-rated show but a great producing team that provides terrific continuity for the years ahead." read more

Exclusive: NCIS Boss Exits!

The tense NCIS standoff between Mark Harmon and Don Bellisario that I first told you about two weeks ago has ended as dramatically as it began: Sources confirm that the veteran producer has agreed to step down as showrunner, effective immediately. I hear he'll likely be replaced by co-executive producer (and longtime Bellisario collaborator) Chas. Floyd Johnson and headwriter Shane Brennan. As NCIS' creator, Bellisario will still retain his executive producer title (much like AS-P did on Gilmore Girls), but he is no longer in charge of the show. He's not leaving CBS, however. (Lucky them!) He'll develop two new projects as part of his overall deal with the network.As I reported, insiders say Harmon has been frustrated for some time with the long hours that resulted from Bellisario's "chaotic management style." And in mid-April, things came to a boil."Mark's been working every single day, 16 hours a day," the mole told me. "Don tries to micro-manage everything. Script pages get faxed... read more

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