ⓘ NCIS (TV series)

NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS: New Orleans is an American action crime drama and police procedural television series that premiered on September 23, 2014, following the 11th season of NCIS. The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg. The series stars Scott Bakula and CCH Pounder. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans. It is the third series of the NCIS franchise. NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a sixth season on April 22, 2019, which premiered on September 24, 2019.

NCIS (season 17)

The seventeenth season of NCIS, an American police procedural drama television series, premiered on CBS on September 24, 2019. The season is produced by Belisarius Productions and CBS Television Studios. NCIS revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. On March 13, 2020, CBS announced that the filming of season 17 had been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

List of NCIS: Los Angeles characters

Shay Lynn Mosley portrayed by Nia Long is the new NCIS Executive Assistant Director, Pacific Operations, succeeding Assistant Director Owen Granger as supervisor of the Office of Special Projects. In "The Monster", Mosley separates Callen from the team and leads him to assist in the investigation led by ATF. Later, Hetty reveals to the team that this is in fact an undercover mission to catch an arms dealer, Spencer Williams. Later, Mosley confesses to Callen she was in a romantic relationship with Williams before she knew he was an arms dealer and they have a son, Derrick, whom Williams to ...

List of NCIS episodes

NCIS and its characters were originally introduced in a two-part episode of the CBS television series JAG in April 2003. The show premiered on September 23, 2003, in the United States. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, and executive produced by Bellisario, Shane Brennan, Gary Glasberg, and George Schenck & Frank Cardea, NCIS stars Mark Harmon as Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, in charge of NCIS Major Case Response Team. Based out of Washington, D.C., the team includes special agents Caitlin Todd Sasha Alexander, Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly, Timothy McGee S ...

NCIS: Los Angeles (season 10)

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NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009, and stars Chris ODonnell and LL Cool J. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects, an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments. NCIS: Los Angeles is the first spin-off of the successful series NCIS. Nia Long joined the cast as Shay Mosley for the ninth season after Miguel Ferrers death. On April 18, 2018, CBS renewed ...

                                     

ⓘ NCIS (TV series)

NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG. The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has entered into the seventeenth full season and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the NCIS franchise. As of 2020, it is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.

NCIS was originally titled Navy NCIS ; "Navy" was later dropped from the title as it was redundant the "N" in "NCIS" stands for "Naval". In season six, a two-part episode led to a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles. A two-part episode during the eleventh season led to a second spin-off series, NCIS: New Orleans. While initially slow in the ratings, barely cracking the Top 30 in the first two seasons, the third season showed progress, consistently ranking in the top 20, and by its sixth season, it became a top five hit, having remained there since. In 2011, NCIS was voted Americas favorite television show in an online Harris Poll. The series finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during the 2012–13 network television season. NCIS was renewed for a seventeenth season on April 11, 2019, which premiered on September 24, 2019.

                                     

1. Premise

NCIS follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team MCRT special agents based at the Washington, D.C. field office in Washington Navy Yard. In real life, the field office is based at the nearby Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, while the Navy Yard is home to the museum and several military commands within the Department of the Navy. It is described by the actors and producers on special features on DVD releases in the United States as being distinguished by its comedic elements, ensemble acting, and character-driven plots. The NCIS is the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the United States Department of the Navy, which includes the United States Marine Corps. NCIS investigates all major criminal offenses felonies - for example, crimes punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by confinement of more than one year - within the Department of the Navy.

                                     

2. Plot

Whenever a crime is committed involving Navy or Marine personnel, the Washington-based Major Case Response Team - an elite arm of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service - spearheads the investigation. The team, led by laconic investigator Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon, has included Caitlin Todd Sasha Alexander, Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly, Timothy McGee Sean Murray, Ziva David Cote de Pablo, Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham, Alexandra Quinn Jennifer Esposito, and Nicholas Torres Wilmer Valderrama. Over the course of the series, they are further assisted by allies both foreign and domestic, including Medical Examiners Dr. Donald Mallard David McCallum, Dr. Jimmy Palmer Brian Dietzen, forensic specialists Abby Sciuto Pauley Perrette and Kasie Hines Diona Reasonover, British intelligence officer Clayton Reeves Duane Henry, operational psychologist and senior special agent Dr. Jacqueline Sloane Maria Bello, and successive NCIS Directors Tom Morrow Alan Dale, Jennifer "Jenny" Shepard Lauren Holly, and Leon Vance Rocky Carroll.

                                     

3. Cast and characters

  • Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer main: season 10–present; recurring: seasons 1–9
  • Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo main: seasons 1–13
  • Emily Wickersham as Eleanor Bishop main: season 11–present
  • Jennifer Esposito as Alexandra Quinn season 14
  • Duane Henry as Clayton Reeves main: seasons 14–15; guest: season 13
  • Maria Bello as Dr. Jacqueline Sloane main: season 15–present
  • Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas Torres season 14–present
  • Cote de Pablo as Ziva David main: seasons 3–11; guest: season 16; recurring: season 17
  • Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto main: seasons 1–15
  • Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs main: seasons 1–present
  • Sasha Alexander as Caitlin Todd main: seasons 1–2; guest: seasons 3, 8–9, and 12
  • David McCallum as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard main: seasons 1-present
  • Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance main: season 6–present; recurring: season 5
  • Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard main: seasons 3–5; guest: seasons 9 and 12
  • Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines main: season 16–present; recurring: season 15
  • Sean Murray as Timothy McGee main: season 2–present; recurring: season 1


                                     

4.1. Production Name

Prior to the launch of the first season, advertisements on CBS identified the show as "Naval CIS". By the time of the launch of the first episode, NCIS was airing under the name Navy NCIS, the name it held for the entire first season. Since the "N" in NCIS stands for "Naval", the name "Navy NCIS" was redundant. The decision to use this name was reportedly made by CBS, over the objections of Bellisario, to:

  • Distinguish between NCIS and the similarly themed and similarly spelled CBS series CSI and its spinoffs.
  • Attract new viewers particularly those of JAG, who might not know the NCIS abbreviation
                                     

4.2. Production Development

In 2011, NCIS was voted Americas favorite television show in an online Harris Poll. NCIS finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during the 2012–13 network television season. Diona Reasonover joined the main cast in season sixteen, following the departures of Duane Henry and Pauley Perrette. NCIS was renewed for a seventeenth season on April 11, 2019, which premiered on September 24, 2019.

                                     

4.3. Production Flair

From the season two episode "Lt. Jane Doe" onwards, the series began showing two-second-long black-and-white clips. These clips called "foofs" are shown at the beginning of every segment depicting the last two seconds of that segment, a segment being the five or six portions of the show meant to be separated by commercials. In the season three premiere, "Kill Ari Part I", a freeze-frame shot was also used with the very end of most episodes turned into a freeze frame, as well.



                                     

4.4. Production Crew changes

It was reported in May 2007, that Donald Bellisario would be stepping down from the show. Due to a disagreement with series star Mark Harmon, Bellisarios duties as showrunner/head writer were to be given to long-time show collaborators, including co-executive producer Chas. Floyd Johnson and Shane Brennan, with Bellisario retaining his title as executive producer. In fall 2009, Gary Glasberg joined the crew and became the new "day-to-day" runner of NCIS, as Shane Brennan had to focus on his new show, the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles. On September 28, 2016, Glasberg died in his sleep at the age of 50.

                                     

5.1. Episodes JAG

Two episodes of JAG season 8, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown", serve as the backdoor pilot of NCIS itself.

These JAG episodes introduced Mark Harmon as Gibbs, Michael Weatherly as Tony, Robyn Lively as Vivian Blackadder, Pauley Perrette as Abby, and David McCallum as Ducky.

Patrick Labyorteaux appears on NCIS reprising his JAG role as Lt. Bud Roberts in the first-season episode "Hung Out to Dry", and in the fourteenth-season episode "Rogue" and the season fifteen episode "Dark Secrets"; Alicia Coppola returned as Lt. Cmdr. Faith Coleman in "UnSEALed", "Call of Silence", and "Hometown Hero", while Adam Baldwin returned as Cmdr. Michael Rainer in "A Weak Link", and John M. Jackson appeared as retired Rear Admiral A. J. Chegwidden in the season ten episode "Damned If You Do".

                                     

5.2. Episodes NCIS: Los Angeles

The two part NCIS episode "Legend" serves as the backdoor pilot of NCIS: Los Angeles.

"Legend" introduces Chris ODonnell as G. Callen, LL Cool J as Sam Hanna, Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye, and Barrett Foa as Eric Beale.

Rocky Carroll recurs on NCIS: Los Angeles as his NCIS character Director Leon Vance, while Pauley Perrette has appeared twice as Abby, and Michael Weatherly has appeared once as Anthony DiNozzo. NCIS guest stars reprising roles between series include David Dayan Fisher as CIA Officer Trent Kort, in the seasonfinale of NCIS: Los Angeles ; Kelly Hu as Lee Wuan Kai in NCIS: Los Angeles and later in an episode of NCIS.

John M. Jackson has appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles as his JAG character Admiral A. J. Chegwidden, while this series has also crossed over with Hawaii Five-0 and Scorpion.

                                     

5.3. Episodes NCIS: New Orleans

The two-part NCIS episode "Crescent City" serves as the backdoor pilot of NCIS: New Orleans.

"Crescent City" introduces Scott Bakula as Dwayne Pride, Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle, Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody, and CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade.

Rocky Carroll recurs as Director Leon Vance, while NCIS series regulars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, David McCallum and Brian Dietzen have all appeared as their NCIS characters. NCIS recurring cast members Meredith Eaton, Joe Spano, Diane Neal, and Leslie Hope have all guest-starred on NCIS: New Orleans.

                                     

6.1. Release Broadcast

NCIS airs on Network Ten and TV Hits formerly TV1 in Australia, Global syndicated on Showcase and Lifetime, TV3 and The Box in New Zealand, Seriale+ premieres, TVN free-TV premieres, TVN7 reruns, AXN reruns, India Fox Crime and TV Puls reruns in Poland, CBS Justice, Universal UK, Channel Five, Five USA and FOX in the United Kingdom, and RTE2 on Wednesdays at 11pm in Ireland.

                                     

6.2. Release Home media

The first 11 seasons of NCIS have been released in Regions 1, 2, and 4. In Germany Region 2, seasons 1–4 and 5–8 were released in two separate sets for each season. The first-season DVD omits the two introductory episodes from season eight of JAG, though they are featured on the JAG season eight DVD.



                                     

6.3. Release Other releases

In 2010, CBS Interactive and GameHouse released a mobile video game, NCIS: The Game for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and BREW/J2ME. The game features five different cases written by the shows writers.

On November 1, 2011, Ubisoft released a video game adaption of NCIS for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. A Nintendo 3DS version was released on March 6, 2012. The video game was deemed as a mockery of the show by reviewers and players alike, and received a 2/10 rating on GameSpot.

Theres also a Facebook and mobile game called NCIS: Hidden Crimes.

                                     

6.4. Release TV movies

In the UK, certain NCIS multi-part episodes were edited together to make a combined feature and shown on Channel 5, 5USA, CBS Action and Fox UK. These include:

                                     

6.5. Release Soundtrack

CBS Records released the shows first soundtrack on February 10, 2009. The Official TV Soundtrack is a two-disc, 22-track set that includes brand new songs from top artists featured prominently in upcoming episodes of the series, as well as the shows original theme by Numeriklab available commercially for the first time and a remix of the theme by Ministry. The set also includes songs performed by series regulars Pauley Perrette and Cote de Pablo.

A sequel to the soundtrack was released on November 3, 2009. NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack; Vol. 2 is a single-disc, 12-track set that covers songs many previously unreleased featured throughout the seventh season of the show, including one recording titled "Bitter and Blue" by Weatherly, as well as two songs used in previous seasons.

                                     

7.1. Reception Broadcast ratings

Seasonal rankings based on average total viewers per episode of NCIS.

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
  • Ever since season 7, NCIS has been the most watched scripted show on American television, but it was only in the 2012–13 season that it ranked number 1 as the most watched program of the past year, surpassing both American Idol and NBC Sunday Night Football that had ranked above it the past three seasons.
  • On January 15, 2013, NCIS surpassed its previous series high in viewers, with the season ten episode "Shiva" attracting 22.86 million viewers.
                                     

7.2. Reception DVR

  • The show ranked number thirteen in DVR playback 2.743 million viewers, according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from February 9–15, 2009.
  • The show ranked number nine in DVR playback 3.007 million viewers, according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from April 6–12, 2009.
  • The show ranked number four in DVR playback 2.714 million viewers, according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from January 5–11, 2009.
                                     

7.3. Reception Cable

  • The show ranked number three 4.82 million viewers, six 4.38 million viewers, ten 3.82 million viewers, eleven 3.88 million viewers, and fourteen 3.87 million viewers in the list of Nielsen ratings top fifteen most-watched cable shows for the week ending November 1, 2009.
  • The show ranked number eighteen 4.793 million viewers in the list of Nielsen ratings top twenty most-watched cable shows for the week ending January 25, 2009.
  • The show ranked number ten 4.535 million viewers, twelve 4.264 million viewers, thirteen 4.221 million viewers, fifteen 4.161 million viewers, seventeen 4.132 million viewers, and twenty 4.081 million viewers in the list of Nielsen ratings top twenty most-watched cable shows for the week ending March 1, 2009.
  • The show ranked number five 4.492 million viewers, six 4.467 million viewers, eight 4.394 million viewers, nine 4.214 million viewers, fifteen 3.962 million viewers, and seventeen 3.858 million viewers in the list of Nielsen ratings top twenty most-watched cable shows for the week ending May 3, 2009.


                                     

8.1. Franchise NCIS: Los Angeles

In November 2008, reported that a first spin-off series set in Los Angeles would be introduced with a two-part backdoor pilot during the sixth season of NCIS. The episode title "Legend Part I" and "Legend Part II", airing on April 28, 2009, and May 5, 2009. On May 2009, CBS picked up an NCIS spin-off series with the title NCIS: Los Angeles.

The series stars Chris ODonnell as Special Agent G. Callen, LL Cool J as Special Agent Sam Hanna, Louise Lombard as Special Agent Lara Macy, Peter Cambor as Operational Psychologist Nate Getz, and Daniela Ruah as Special Agent Kensi Blye. Following the official pick-up by CBS, it was confirmed that Lombard had not been to continue her role as Special Agent Lara Macy. Linda Hunt and Adam Jamal Craig were add the cast as OSP Manager Henrietta Lange and Special Agent Dom Vail respectively. Craig, would not be returning for second season and was replaced by Eric Christian Olsen as Marty Deeks promoted to series regular.

Characters from NCIS have appeared in the spin-off. Rocky Carroll portrayed as Leon Vance in a recurring role, and Pauley Perrette portrayed as Abby Sciuto with guest appearance in the season 1 episodes "Killshot", and "Random on Purpose".

NCIS: Los Angeles was created by Shane Brennan. In April 2011, NCIS creator Donald Bellisario sued CBS over NCIS: Los Angeles because of his contract which gave him "first opportunity" to develop a spin-off or sequel, the lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in June 2012. However, discussions continued between CBS and Bellisario and in January 2013 the dispute was settled outside of court a week before it was set to go to trial; the terms of the agreement were not disclosed but were described as being amicable.



                                     

8.2. Franchise NCIS: New Orleans

In September 2013, reported that a second spin-off series set in New Orleans would be introduced with a two-part backdoor pilot during the eleventh season of NCIS. The episode title "Crescent City Part I" and "Crescent City Part II". The episodes were filmed in February 2014, and aired on March 25, 2014, and April 1, 2014. NCIS star Mark Harmon and showrunner Gary Glasberg are the executive producers of the series. Glasberg discussed the idea of the episode with Harmon, who said "Thats more than a, and the kind of cases that they come across". On May 2014, CBS picked up an NCIS second spin-off series with the title NCIS: New Orleans.

The series stars Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride, Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, Zoe McLellan as Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody, Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, and CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade. Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Shalita Grant and Vanessa Ferlito joined the main cast later, portrayed as computer specialist Patton Plame, Special Agent Sonja Percy, and Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, respectively.

NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans have had two crossovers.

  • "Pandoras Box: A theoretical terror playbook is stolen and put up for auction on the black market when Abbys homeland security think tank is compromised.
  • "Sister City": Abbys brother is suspected of poisoning the passengers and crew of a private plane flying from New Orleans to Washington, D.C.
                                     

9. Awards and nominations

NCIS has received many awards and nominations since it premiered on September 23, 2003, including the ALMA Awards, ASCAP Awards, BMI Film & TV Awards, Emmy Awards, and Peoples Choice Awards.