"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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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.
In the new animated movie Superman vs. The Elite, the Man of Steel faces a crisis of conscience — and public opinion — when a violent new group of so-called-heroes shows up with a bloody idea of justice. Thankfully, Supes has the world's finest sounding board in Lois Lane.
Rocky Carroll has signed a new deal to return for the upcoming 10th season of NCIS, TVLine reports.
Another TV season is in the books, and there are no shortage of burning questions left behind.
David McCallum has signed a two-year deal with CBS TV Studios to remain on NCIS, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
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McCallum, who plays medical ...
Superman, Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette is getting out of the lab. The NCIS star will voice Lois Lane in the upcoming animated DVD-movie Superman vs. The Elite. Based on the story "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?," which ran in Action Comics No. 775 in 2001, the film pits the Man of Steel against a ruthless team of "heroes" with staggering powers. Unlike Superman, The Elite are ...
Mark Harmon and Muse Watson, NCIS
That's the basic question at the heart of NCIS' 200th episode. The landmark hour (airing Tuesday at 8/7c on CBS) takes Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to his favorite diner for his usual morning cup of coffee. But he gets a whole lot more: Out of the blue, a hooded gunman approaches Gibbs, pulls his weapon and fires.
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Cue a string of mind-bending flashbacks that ask the question: What if Gibbs had taken a different path?
"There's almost an It's a Wonderful Life quality to it," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. "Gibbs is given an opportunity in a millisecond to see what the world would have been like if key moments in NCIS history and lore had unfolded differently. We've taken some of those moments and we let people see them unfold differently."
Indeed, Michael Weatherly, who plays Agent Tony DiNozzo, says...
One of Southern California's peculiar mid-winter heat waves is keeping things toasty on this early January afternoon, so the setting isn't particularly conducive to sudden chills. But you might get one down the spine anyway if you're visiting the NCIS set, since the whole damn soundstage is spook-infested.
Darby Stanchfield is making one of her rare appearances on the series — rare because her character, Shannon Gibbs, got killed 20 years ago. Which, if you're doing the math, is more than a decade before...