Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette
Can't get enough NCIS? You may want to consider ringing in the new year in Japan.
In an attempt to set the new Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series, Fox Japan is staging a 10-day NCIS marathon beginning at11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29. The broadcaster will air all 234 episodes from the show's first 10 seasons in a row.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Blaine
Maybe ABC should order Marvel's Agents of B.L.A.I.N.E.
David Blaine's 90-minute special David Blaine: Real or Magic drew 7.6 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday, dominating the 10 o'clock hour and making it ABC's top-rated ...
Mark Harmon and Emily Wickersham
Emily Wickersham made her much-anticipated debut on NCIS Tuesday. In the episode, her character, NSA analyst Ellie Bishop, is brought on board to help out the team after the Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter (Leslie Hope) discovers she's been bugged. The device that's been planted in her pen has been recording her communications (including a confidential briefing) for about 30 hours, and Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Tony (Michael Weatherly) turn to Bishop for help with the case when they learn she authored a paper two years prior that outlines an almost identical scenario.
This week's episode of NCIS (8/7c, CBS) introduces Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham), the character who's been brought in to replace Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), who departed the series earlier this season. But showrunner Gary Glasberg wants longtime fans to rest assured that the show won't be changing that much, despite the presence of a new kid on the block.
"At the end of the day, it's not so much about reinventing or doing anything that different," Glasberg tells TVGuide.com. "NCIS is still NCIS. All of the dynamics are there. ... The vibe of the show is the same, the chemistry is the same, the tone is the same. It's just that we've got this new character and she brings something new to the party."
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Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham
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Almost Human (Fox)
On Night 2 of the season premiere, Detective John Kennex and Dorian are dispatched to investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that leads them into the highly profitable world of IRCs — Intimate Robot Companions — also known as sexbots.
Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fell to another series low Tuesday.
The drama pulled in 6.6 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down three tenths and falling below 7 million viewers for the first time. Nevertheless, lead-outs The Goldbergs (5.2 million, 1.7) and Trophy Wife (3.8 million, 1.2) both inched up.
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NBC won the night ...
Josh Holloway and Meghan Ory
Intelligence is coming early to CBS.
Originally slated to premiere on Feb. 24, the Josh Holloway-led drama will now debut on...
I'm dying to know who this new NCIS female agent will end up with: Tony (Michael Weatherly) or Gibbs (Mark Harmon)? — Leslie, Portland, Oregon
Stephanie Ann Johnson
NBC topped Tuesday with The Voice, while Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a new low.
The Voice drew 11.2 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic for a two-hour episode, down three tenths from last week. Lead-in The Biggest Loser (6.6 million, 2.1) rose three tenths.
After a one-week hiatus, S.H.I.E.L.D. (7 million, 2.5) returned ...