• ‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Updates Fans One Year After Stroke: ‘Yes, I’m Still Here’

    Pauley Perrette, who played the beloved character Abby Sciuto on “NCIS” for 15 years before leaving the series in 2018, has offered fans an update on her health, one year after she suffered a stroke. In a tweet shared by Perrette on Saturday, the actress shared a video opening up about some of the struggles […]

  • Hawaii-Set ‘NCIS’ Spinoff in the Works at CBS

    CBS is looking to expand its lucrative “NCIS” franchise with a fourth series, this one set in Hawaii, according to TVLine. The network is closing in on a straight-to-series order for a spinoff set in the youngest U.S. state, which would be led by “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Chris Silber. The new show would join the flagship “NCIS,” which is in its 18th season, and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” “NCIS” itself was a spinoff from CBS’ long-running procedural “JAG.” Reps for CBS and CBS Studios, which produces all “NCIS” series, declined to comment. Also Read: Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria and Mel Rodriguez Join 'CSI' Revival “NCIS” first debuted in 2003 and has launched successful spinoffs with “Los Angeles” and “New Orleans” versions, though the latter series had to fire its showrunner Brad Kern in 2018 after multiple accusations of abusive behavior. The network has explored other spinoffs, including one centered on a mobile anti-terrorist unit that had John Corbett and Kim Raver attached to star. That project, “NCIS: Red,” did not advance after airing a two-part special episode in 2013 intended as a backdoor pilot. The news about “NCIS” expanding comes as CBS is close to bringing back another one of its lucrative franchises in “CSI,” which itself was spun off three times with “CSI: New York,” “CSI: Miami” and the short-lived, “CSI: Cyber.” CBS is also plotting an event-series revival based on the original “CSI,” more than 20 years after it first premiered. Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria and Mel Rodriguez are joining the project that could also see original “CSI” stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox return as well. The show’s creative team, including Anthony Zuiker and Jerry Bruckheimer, are returning for the revival. Read original story Hawaii-Set ‘NCIS’ Spinoff in the Works at CBS At TheWrap

  • For NCIS: New Orleans' Loretta, a COVID Case Will Prove Personal — 'It's Quite a Shock,' Says CCH Pounder

    You can count NCIS: New Orleans among the TV shows that will address the coronavirus pandemic head on, when it returns with new episodes this fall. And landing at the center of the CBS drama's take on the crisis will, fittingly, be Jefferson Parish coroner Dr. Loretta Wade. Thinking back to when the pandemic shut […]

  • CBS Renews 23 Total Series, Including 'NCIS,' 'FBI,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'All Rise'

    Renewal hysteria swept CBS early Wednesday, with the Eye network picking up 23 total series for the (sure to be coronavirus-addled) 2020-2021 television season. In addition to sure-thing tentpoles such as NCIS (and its spinoffs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans), Blue Bloods and 60 Minutes, CBS is bringing back freshman bubble series All […]

  • Coronavirus Crisis: '#OneChicago' and 'NCIS' Franchises, 'SVU' and 'Good Fight' Halt Production — View Complete List

    The list of TV shows that have shut down production due to coronavirus continues to grow. CBS TV Studios on Thursday announced that it would delay or halt production on at least a half-dozen series, including the entire NCIS franchise (Los Angeles, New Orleans and Original Flavor), as well as Bull, Dynasty and The Good Fight. […]

  • ‘NCIS’, ‘S.W.A.T.’, ‘Bless This Mess’ & ‘Party Of Five’ Among TV Series Shut Down By California Wildfires

    As the first major Los Angeles area wildfire this fall broke out Thursday night, claiming homes, shutting down major freeways and prompting evacuations, it also impacted production on several TV series in the affected areas of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Production on ABC/20th TV sophomore comedy series Bless This Mess, which shoots […]

  • Ziva is back on 'NCIS' and she's in serious danger

    “NCIS” fans celebrate the return of Ziva David in action-packed season 17 premiere.

  • Cote de Pablo on her 'top-secret' 'NCIS' return: 'I was a little nervous'

    The "NCIS" star is back for Season 17.

  • CBS president says Pauley Perrette's drama with Mark Harmon was 'resolved': 'I don't think she'd be back with us if she had huge concerns'

    CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl addressed Perrette’s tweets last month saying she still has “nightmares” from working with Harmon.

  • Pauley Perrette says she's 'terrified' of former 'NCIS' co-star Mark Harmon: I still have 'nightmares'

    After apparently getting one too many questions about whether she’d resurface on the CBS show, Perrette made it perfectly clear that she won’t.

  • 'NCIS' fan favorite makes surprise return in shocking season finale

    'NCIS' showrunners confirmed that the character will return for season 17.

  • CBS Renews ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

    CBS has picked up both of its “NCIS” spinoffs for next season.For “NCIS: LA,” the renewal gives it an 11th season. The pickup for “New Orleans” comes after the show lost an executive producer and its showrunner. The network renewed the flagship, “NCIS” earlier this month.Former “New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern was fired in October after the start of a third HR investigation into misconduct. He had twice previously been investigated internally at the studio, but for the third investigation, spurred by further reports of harassment and verbally abusive behavior toward women, CBS brought in outside counsel.Also Read: CBS Sports Network to Air 40 WNBA Games in New TV DealIn January, CBS fired “NCIS: New Orleans” executive producer Adam Targum following an HR complaint and investigation.“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”The three shows join “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds,” “Blue Bloods,” “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum PI” to be picked up for next season.Read original story CBS Renews ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ At TheWrap

  • ‘JAG’ Alum Catherine Bell to Join David James Elliott in ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Appearance

    Another “JAG” alum is set to reprise her role on the CBS offshoot “NCIS: Los Angeles” this season.Catherine Bell, who starred as Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie on the original series, will reprise her role in a guest appearance in the “NCIS: LA” season finale on Sunday, May 19. She joins her longtime co-star David James Elliott, who was announced to be reprising his “JAG” role in a multi-episode arc last week.“Catherine’s “Mac” was a strong, smart woman who held her own, and then some, in a male dominated world,” said “NCIS: LA” showrunner and former “JAG” producer R. Scott Gemmill. “Her character paved the way for other strong female leads. Not only is it great to be working together again as friends, but to be able to write for Catherine and have her same character interact with our ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ characters now, that’s wonderfully surreal. It feels like everything has come full circle.”Also Read: David James Elliott to Reprise 'JAG' Role With 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Guest ArcBell and Elliott starred together on “JAG” for 10 years between 1995 and 2005. The success of the show led CBS to spinoff the franchise with “NCIS” in 2003, followed by “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009 and “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2014.Elliott’s first appearance will be the Sunday, May 12 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” kicking off an arc which will see the NCIS team uncover ISIS sympathizers who appear to be planning an attack on US aircraft carriers, driving them to team up with Rabb, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid. In the May 19 finale, Hetty (Linda Hunt) has to call in a favor to an old friend, Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Bell), to help get access to an elusive Russian diplomat.Read original story ‘JAG’ Alum Catherine Bell to Join David James Elliott in ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Appearance At TheWrap

  • David James Elliott to Reprise ‘JAG’ Role With ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Arc

    “JAG” star David James Elliott is set to reprise his role from the long-running CBS drama on its offshoot, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the network announced Friday.Elliott starred as Navy Cpt. Harmon Rabb Jr. on “JAG” for 10 years between 1995 and 2005. The new role reunites him with “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill, who served as a producer on the original series in its early run.“I was really excited to get a chance to work with David again,” Gemmill said in a statement. “I did the first 4 seasons of ‘JAG’ with him so to be able to work together again in and of itself is great–but to do so with the same character…on our show…this many years later–that’s pretty damn amazing.”Also Read: 'NCIS' Alum Pauley Perrette Returns to CBS to Star in Comedy Pilot 'Broke'The success of “JAG” led CBS to spinoff the franchise with “NCIS” in 2003. That procedural has itself been spun off several times, including “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009 and “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2014.Gemmill continued, “Bringing Harmon Rabb to work with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ makes for a formidable coalition, and both entities are going to need all the help they can get when confronted with the greatest challenge of their careers.”Elliott’s first appearance will be the Sunday, May 12 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Titled “The Guardian,” the episode will see the NCIS team uncover ISIS sympathizers who appear to be planning an attack on US aircraft carriers, driving them to team up with Rabb, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid.Elliott is repped by Gersh and Link.Read original story David James Elliott to Reprise ‘JAG’ Role With ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Arc At TheWrap

  • Second ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Exec Producer Fired After HR Complaint

    “NCIS: New Orleans” executive producer Adam Targum has been fired following an HR complaint and investigation, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap. According to Vulture, the complaint was made earlier this month, with Targum being fired Jan. 25. Sources told Vulture that the former EP — who was second in command for showrunner Christopher Silber — was known for bullying on set, and the HR department was informed that several members of the writing staff had problems with Targum. CBS declined TheWrap’s request for comment on the nature of the complaint and who made it. Also Read: 'NCIS: New Orleans' Producer Brad Kern Fired by CBS After Investigation Targum’s exit from the show follows that of former “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern who exited last October after a third misconduct investigation, and an overall investigation into the corporate culture at CBS after the ousting of former chief Les Moonves over sexual misconduct accusations. “We have ended Brad Kern’s role as consulting producer on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ and his overall deal with the studio,” a representative for the studio said in a statement at the time of Kern’s exit. Kern had twice previously been investigated internally at the studio, but for the third investigation, spurred by further reports of harassment and verbally abusive behavior toward women, CBS brought in outside counsel. Also Read: CBS Sets Premiere Date for Ava Duvernay's 'The Red Line,' Will Air the Whole Series Over 4 Weeks The new investigation came shortly after CBS Studios signed a new two-year deal with the producer and chose to keep him on board as a consulting producer on the procedural despite replacing him as showrunner. Last summer, CBS Entertainment boss Kelly Kahl said he had confidence the investigation would “get to the truth” of the matter. “CBS Studios investigated Brad Kern in 2016,” Kahl said at the time. “Action was taken after that investigation and, you know, there have been no complaints since. I’m troubled and frustrated that reports continue to come out in the press.” Read original story Second ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Exec Producer Fired After HR Complaint At TheWrap

  • Former 'NCIS' co-star called out for defending Michael Weatherly after Eliza Dushku's claims of sexual harassment

    Some are calling actress Sasha Alexander a "true friend," but others are taking her to task for supporting Michael Weatherly after it was revealed that he acted inappropriately around Eliza Dushku.

  • ‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Shares Her ‘Lovely’ George HW Bush Dream After His Death

    Pauley Perrette had a dream … about sharing a “lovely” conversation with George H.W. Bush during a long plane flight. “NCIS” alum Perrette took to Twitter early Saturday, shortly after news broke that the 41st President of the United States had died at age 94. “I didn’t align with all of his politics but in my dream we were on a long plane ride together and sat next to each other,” Perrette continued.

  • ‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Calls for ‘Monster’ Blake Fischer’s Ouster Over Baboon-Hunting Story

    “NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette has taken aim at Blake Fischer, the Idaho fish and game commissioner who sparked outrage after reportedly sharing photos of exotic animals he’d killed during a hunting trip in Africa. During a series of tweets, Perrette branded Fischer a “monster” and called for his ouster. In a series of tweets published Sunday, Perrette savaged Fischer, writing, “What kind of monster kills giraffes and a family of baboons including a mother clutching her baby to impress his wife?

  • NCIS: New Orleans: Geoffrey Owens Enlisted as Pride's Savior in Season 5

    Geoffrey Owens is heading down to the Big Easy to assist one of NCIS’ finest. The former Cosby Show star will appear in the sixth episode of NCIS: New Orleans‘ upcoming fifth season, TVLine has learned, playing Commander Adams, a longtime friend of Dwayne Pride (played by Scott Bakula). Commander Adams is a trusted ally, […]

  • You won't believe what Wilmer Valderrama from 'That '70s Show' is up to now

    Dreaming big really paid off for actor Wilmer Valderrama. He’s had a super successful career, and it all started by playing a foreign exchange student on "That '70s Show."

  • Inside the ‘NCIS’ Mess: How a Dog Bite Kept Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon Apart on Set

    Many “NCIS” viewers started pointing out months ago that stars Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon were no longer appearing together on screen: They didn’t even share a stage for Perrette’s final episode last week. The reason goes back to an incident in 2016 in which Harmon’s dog bit a member of the crew, requiring 15 stitches, and Perrette objected when the dog was allowed to return to the set afterward, according to multiple individuals familiar with the situation. For years, the banter between Harmon’s seen-it-all special agent, Gibbs, and Perrette’s free-spirited forensic scientist, Abby, fueled the military procedural.

  • CBS Responds to Pauley Perrette's Claim That She Left 'NCIS' After 'Physical Assaults'

    CBS Responds to Pauley Perrette's Physical Assaults Claim

  • Pauley Perrette says she left 'NCIS' after 'multiple physical assaults'

    Pauley Perrette is speaking out about her recent departure from NCIS.

  • Twitter is saddened by heartbreaking farewell on 'NCIS'

    Fans knew something was coming, but the pain was a shock.

  • Pauley Perrette Opens Up About Her Final NCIS Episode: ‘I Was Emotionally Exhausted’

    Pauley Perrette Opens Up About Her Final NCIS Episode

  • Exiting ‘NCIS’ Star Pauley Perrette Is the Most-Liked Female Star on Primetime TV (Exclusive)

    Pauley Perrette may be leaving “NCIS” next Tuesday, May 8, after 15 years on the show, but the woman who has played goth forensic scientist Abby Sciuto since 2003 won’t be leaving America’s hearts anytime soon.