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...
Ralph Waite, Mark Harmon
There won't be any loose ends or jangled nerves at the close of May 13's finale, which honors the late actor Ralph Waite and sends his character, Jackson Gibbs, to his final resting place.
Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban
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Michael Weatherly, Michelle Trachtenberg, Padma Lakshmi
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Michael Weatherly and Emily Wickersham
Tuesday's episode of NCIS finds the team attempting to track down a stolen drone, with all roads leading back to the terrorist Parsa. And — surprise! — turns out new wunderkind Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) wrote an analysis on the subject a few years ago that the group can use as a reference.
But Tony (Michael Weatherly) has his own ideas about where to turn for some extra knowledge: the Terminator movies.
As the new kid on the block on NCIS, Ellie Bishop is starting to find her footing with her new job assignment and colleagues — and the same can be said for Emily Wickersham, who portrays the quirky NSA agent.
"I love her awkwardness, and I love how smart she is," Wickersham tells TVGuide.com about her character. "She totally lacks self-awareness, because she's so wrapped up in her own thoughts that she's kind of absent-minded. She's so used to working by herself and thinking things through in her head alone. And so socially, I think sometimes that can kind of come off in an odd way, but it's just that this is how she works."
Robert Wagner, Michael Weatherly
NCIS is plotting some love and heartache in the new year, kicking off with a potentially inappropriate love triangle and a life-changing near-death experience for one of the team members.
After losing Ziva, Tony (Michael Weatherly) will finally show some interest in another woman. Unfortunately, she's already...