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14. Double Trouble Award: In the first episode of Welcome to the Family, the Yoder and Hernandez families are rocked by the news that their daughter and son, respectively, are going to have a baby together. And then just as the families get a grasp on that big news, grandma-to-be Caroline learns that she too is pregnant! Aw, mother-daughter bonding.
13. Saddest Change of Heart: On The Mindy Project, Pastor Casey, Mindy's fiancé, decides what he really wants to be is...
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a big tumble in its second week.
The ABC series, which posted the biggest drama debut in four years, pulled in 8.4 million viewers and a 3.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday, dropping 34 percent from last week. S.H.I.E.L.D. placed third in the timeslot
Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo
Ziva David has left the building.
Actress Cote de Pablo made her long-awaited exit from NCIS this week. How did Ziva's storyline wrap up? Read our recap to find out:
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Among last week's more encouraging TV signs: On the first Tuesday of the official fall season, it felt a bit like a return to the good (or at least simpler) old days when network TV was the dominant game in town, and crowded time periods could support more than one hit. In prime time's starting position of 8/7c, there appear to be three blockbusters duking it out:
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted to marvelous numbers.
The highly anticipated drama premiered Tuesday to 11.9 million viewers and a 4.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the best drama debut since V's bow in 2009 and the highest-rated new show so far. S.H.I.E.L.D. dominated ...
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NCIS fans have long memories. They fondly recall the scene back in Season 4 when Ziva David, then still a visiting Mossad agent, announced to Tony DiNozzo, "I will kill you 18 different ways with this paper clip." So when the woman who so engagingly played Ziva for eight seasons, Cote de Pablo, announced she was leaving the series, grief-stricken devotees sent paper clips to CBS in protest. But even that couldn't keep Ziva attached.
Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo
In case you haven't heard, big changes are underway at NCIS.
A refresher: In the Season 10 finale, Tony (Michael Weatherly), Ziva (Cote de Pablo) and McGee (Sean Murray) all handed in their badges to protect Gibbs (Mark Harmon) in the wake of a Department of Defense investigation into the agency. The episode then jumps ahead four months, when Gibbs is aiming a sniper rifle with FBI Agent Fornell (Joe Spano) in his crosshairs.
Although we doubt it's what was originally intended, Ziva's resignation will likely stick. As fans are well aware by now, De Pablo announced over the summer that she'll be leaving the show. Will the team (and the show) be able to go on without her? Why is Fornell a target? And what additional fallout will result from the investigation into Gibbs? TVGuide.com took these burning questions and more to executive producer Gary Glasberg and Weatherly. Here are the biggest issues the show needs to address early on in Season 11:
NCIS: New Orleans?
Viewers may be able to find that show on their DVRs as early as next fall if things go according to plan.
Deadline reports that NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg and series star/executive producer Mark Harmon are working on...
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
To say Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is highly anticipated is an understatement.
After The Avengers pulled in $1.5 billion globally and other Marvel blockbusters like Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and the Iron Man franchise succeeded at the box office, ABC's collaboration with Marvel appeared to be a sure thing. Add to that that S.H.I.E.L.D. marks the television return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and Avengers director Joss Whedon, who brings with him even bigger expectations for the new series.
On S.H.I.E.L.D., which is an offshoot of The Avengers film franchise, Agent Coulson...