Yahoo TV
Please enable Javascript

Javascript needs to be enabled in your browser to use Yahoo TV.

Here’s how to turn it on: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/enable-javascript-browser-sln1648.html

Exclusive: NCIS Eyeing a Season-Ending Send- Off for the Late Ralph Waite's Jackson Gibbs

Exclusive: NCIS Eyeing a Season-Ending Send- Off for the Late Ralph Waite's Jackson GibbsCBS’ NCIS will acknowledge the passing of TV vet Ralph Waite, who recurred as Gibbs’ father Jackson, before Season 11 comes to an end, TVLine has learned.

RELATED | NCIS to Introduce Gibbs’ Second Ex-Wife During Season 12

“[Showrunner] Gary Glasberg and the writers are working on something special to address the passing of Ralph Waite in the season finale,” says a CBS spokesperson, “to honor both the memory of Ralph, as well as the character of Jackson Gibbs.”

Waite, who passed away earlier this month, had made a total of seven on-camera appearances on TV’s most watched drama, starting with the Season 6 episode “Heartland” and most recently in this past November’s “Better Angels.”

The beloved actor’s long TV resume also includes, most famously, The Waltons, as well as Murder One, Carnivàle, the miniseries Roots and recurring appearances on Fox’s Bones and NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

RELATED | NCIS: New Orleans Casts Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, JAG Alum and Film Actor Lucas Black

NCIS resumes its season Tuesday at 8.7c.

Exclusive: NCIS Eyeing a Season-Ending Send- Off for the Late Ralph Waite's Jackson Gibbs

Get more from TVLine.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter