Timothy Olyphant, Jim Beaver, Erica Tazel
How long has the Justified fan waited for someone to ask this question to Boyd Crowder: "Where did you get all of those teeth?" You'll likely be grinning yourself, while cringing at the edge of your seat, as the pleasures just keep multiplying — a high-octane Justified highball of great banter, tremendous suspense, clever twists and reversals — in a harrowing, hilarious and fantastically entertaining episode, so eventful you might mistake it for a season finale, but thankfully there are still two more episodes to go (Tuesday, 10/9c, FX) in this terrific fourth season.
It has all been building to this violent showdown between the forces of good (the U.S. marshals) and evil (everyone else, from Boyd's crew to an army of thugs and snipers representing the Detroit mob). The target is Drew Thompson (the great Jim Beaver), a 30-year fugitive in sheriff's clothing, currently in the marshals' custody, although they feel like sitting ducks, outnumbered and outgunned in Harlan as they calculate several desperate escape maneuvers while awaiting rescue. The episode, written by exec producer Graham Yost and Chris Provenzano, is titled "Decoy," and revolves around a series of standoffs, confrontations and subterfuges that leave few unscathed and unbloodied. Special props to Patton Oswalt as the loyal and lovably resilient Constable Bob, who even Raylan has to admit is a "tough son-of-a-bitch" by the time the dust settles, following a tense encounter outside a (metaphorically apt) high-school principal's office.
Cote de Pablo, NCIS
When NCIS goes for an emotional gut-punch, it always hits hard.
In last week's episode, the veteran CBS drama walloped its audience with not one, but two deaths, as a shooting spree at the home of Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) took the lives of both Ziva's father Eli (Michael Nouri) and Vance's wife Jackie (Paula Newsome).
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"I just couldn't help myself," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com of the body count. "This is a story line that we've actually been thinking about for a long time — all the way back to last spring. I pulled Rocky Carroll aside and told him I was thinking of this scenario, and we really talked it through. We talked about the doors it would open for his character and things that this character would have to face as a single dad and as a widower. It all seemed exciting. It was new material and a new direction for Vance."
Indeed, Tuesday's episode ...
Michael Weatherly and Dr. Phil McGraw
On NCIS, Tony DiNozzo is always getting his head slapped, but does he need to have it shrunk, too? Michael Weatherly has created a couple of surreal YouTube clips in which the raffish agent is confronted by Dr. Phil at the behest of concerned buddy Jimmy Palmer — based, he says, on...
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.
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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.
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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...
Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo
In a November episode of CBS' NCIS, the origins of Tony's fascination with cinema will be explained — and strengthen his bond with Ziva. Tony (Michael Weatherly) finds
a childhood camera containing old film; Abby helps him develop the photos, which feature images of young Tony with his...
Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette
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.
Rocky Carroll has signed a new deal to return for the upcoming 10th season of NCIS, TVLine reports.