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NCIS: What Will Gibbs' "Namesake" Teach Him About Himself?

Billy Dee Williams, Mark Harmon

Is NCIS big enough for two Leroy Jethros?

On Tuesday's episode (8/7c, CBS), we may just find out. During the hour, aptly titled "The Namesake," Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will once again cross paths with Leroy Jethro Moore (guest star Billy Dee Williams), the man after whom Gibbs was named.

Keck's Exclusives: NCIS casts Star Wars veteran Billy Dee Williams

"Leroy Jethro Moore is a World War II Marine veteran who received a distinguished Medal of Honor," Williams tells TVGuide.com of his character... read more

Keck's Exclusives: More Details on Billy Dee Williams' NCIS Role

Billy Dee Williams

Going into NCIS' 10th season, you'd think we've learned all there is to know about Mark Harmon's Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Think again. As I reported last week, an October episode will introduce Star Wars vet Billy Dee Williams as Gibbs' namesake.

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Keck's Exclusives: Waltons Cast to Reunite in Los Angeles

The Waltons

I have a little confession to make. Growing up an only child in upstate New York, I often envied the busy, full house of TV's The Waltons, an Emmy-winning, Depression-era drama that ran on CBS from 1971-1981 and spawned several reunion movies, the last airing in 1997. read more

The Guide to Thursday TV: Bones, An Office Visitor, A Country Christmas, and More!

Bones

Always a popular (if sometimes contentious) topic in my Ask Matt forum, Fox's Bones refutes any notion that its heart isn't in the right place in this week's ultimately touching episode (9/8c). Ralph Waite (forever Papa Walton to many of us, though nowadays better known as Jethro's dad on NCIS) makes a welcome return as Booth's grandfather, bearing some unwelcome news that has the very pregnant Bones (Emily Deschanel) wondering how best to reach ...
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Mega Buzz: A Grey's Non-Triangle and Family Reunions on Bones and Hawaii Five-0

David Boreanaz, Eric Dane, Alex O'Loughlin

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Is it true that Ralph Waite will be back as Booth's grandfather on Bones? — Liza
ADAM:
Indeed it is. In fact, he'll return in an episode that will feature three generations of Booth men. We'll actually see Booth's dad via an extremely emotional flashback to Booth's childhood. (Hint: It has something to do with those baseball stadium seats Booth moved into his apartment last season.)

Will Mark try to win Lexie back on Grey's Anatomy? —  Jane
NATALIE:
No. "With all the philandering over the past few seasons, people have... read more

NCIS' Brian Dietzen: Get Ready for "More Jimmy Goodness"

Brian Dietzen

NCIS' assistant medical examiner Jimmy Palmer can't stay lovably dim forever, right?

"I wanted the character to grow a little bit and learn a bit from what he's been doing the last seven years in autopsy," Brian Dietzen tells TVGuide.com of his character's growth this season. "Jimmy's always kind of been the bumbling guy who's a half a beat behind. We don't want to lose any of that, but ... if this guy hasn't learned a thing since the first season, he'd get canned pretty quickly."

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Jimmy will start on that path in Tuesday's episode, when a handful of interns are called into help with a kidnapping investigation. Unfortunately for Jimmy... read more

NCIS: How Will Gibbs' Past Affect the Rest of the Team?

Mark Harmon

The uncovering of skeletons from Jethro Gibbs' past left his father in danger in NCIS' Season 7 finale. As Season 8 begins, everyone close to Gibbs may have a target on his or her back.

Executive producer Shane Brennan tells TVGuide.com that Gibbs Sr. (guest star Ralph Waite) will be front-and-center through the first episode and that his actions will give viewers an idea where Gibbs (Mark Harmon) gets his fighting spirit.

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"It's a big opening," Brennan says. "I advise every fan of the show to sit down and watch that first minute. It's explosive. We finish up that story, and we'll get back into showing NCIS as the team it's always been."

The bad news, however, is that Gibbs' team members feel threatened ... read more

NCIS Exclusive: Your First Look at Season 8

When NCIS returns this fall, viewers won't have to wait long at all to see exactly what happens to Papa Gibbs.

"We pick up the show right where we left off, and I advise every fan of the show to sit down and watch that first minute. It's explosive," executive producer Shane Brennan tells TVGuide.com. "Ralph Waite is front and center all the way throughout the episode."

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But as you can see in this exclusive first look at Season 8 after the jump, Gibbs Sr. isn't the only target on the Reynosa Cartel's hit list... read more

NCIS: Get Ready for a Family Affair

NCIS

On Tuesday's holiday episode of NCIS, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will get a special visit from his father (guest star Ralph Waite), and the family connections won't stop there.

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Waite, 81, first visited the CBS hit procedural in Season 6. This time around, he will exhibit some unusual behavior that leaves Gibbs perplexed as he and the team investigate the possible hate-crime killing of the son of a retired colonel turned preacher.

Even though the episode has Christmas themes, Rocky Carroll warns that it's not exactly a heartwarming hour... read more

NCIS: Robert Wagner to Play Tony's Dad

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner will guest-star as Tony's father in the 150th episode of NCIS, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Tony and his dad will reunite in the episode, which is slated for January.

Rena Sofer lands at NCIS

An added layer to the casting is that... read more

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