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Bob Newhart to Guest-Star on NCIS As Medical Examiner

TV vet Bob Newhart has booked a guest-starring role on NCIS, a rep for the show confirms to TVGuide.com.In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana Newhart, 81, will play Dr. Walter Magnus, an eccentric-but-charming medical examiner who comes out of retirement to help the NCIS team, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news. He'll work closely with the team's resident ME Ducky (David McCallum). Newhart, best known for his sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, has also appeared...

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TV vet Bob Newhart has booked a guest-starring role on NCIS, a rep for the show confirms to TVGuide.com.
In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana

Newhart, 81, will play Dr. Walter Magnus, an eccentric-but-charming medical examiner who comes out of retirement to help the NCIS team, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news. He'll work closely with the team's resident ME Ducky (David McCallum).

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Newhart, best known for his sitcoms The Bob Newhart Showand Newhart, has also appeared in such films as Catch-22and Elf. He most recently co-starred with Noah Wyle and Jane Curtin in The LibrarianTV movies on TNT, and as Morty Flickman on ABC's Desperate Housewives.

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airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS. Newhart's episode is scheduled to air in January.
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