NCIS returned from its spring break this week, bit when it comes to Abby, we're just getting started. Pauley Perrette is excited about the season-ending episodes to come. "I don't know exactly what all the details are, but they basically told me, get your rest, because there's going to be a lot of Abby stuff coming up for May," the actress said. "There are a lot of Abby-centric things going on. There was talk of a trip to Mexico," the original NCIS cast member added. "There's an interesting Latino stranger." Source & Video
With NCIS preparing to wrap its seventh season on April 29, the cast has plenty to crow about: The CBS drama is not only averaging 18.94 million viewers (up 5% versus last season), it's the most-watched scripted show of the year. So it's hardly any wonder that co-stars Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo), Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto), David McCallum (Dr. Mallard) and Sean Murray (Timothy McGee) are looking to score bigger salaries before the show returns next fall. Their actions are not exactly earth-shattering; the four actors are at the end of their traditional seven-year contracts so CBS expects them to seek bumps in pay (star/producer Mark Harmon is already a lock, while co-stars Cote De Pablo, who plays Ziva David, and Rocky Carroll, as Leon Vance, have deals that reportedly expire next year). The real question is how much CBS is willing to pay the four stars moving forward: Deadline.com is reporting that the company dangled low-ball offers, which stalled negotiations. Representatives for CBS declined to comment. Last year, CBS TV Studios, as well as other production companies, attempted to institute a pay freeze with its stars, but that didn't include actors who were at the end of their deals. Fortunately, there is plenty of time to iron out new deals. Though it's unclear when a resolution will occur, it seems likely that new contracts will be in place - and Weatherly, Paulette, McCallum and Murray will be back where fans want them - by the time NCIS resumes production in July. Stay tuned. Source Here
CBS gave a solid effort last night, but American Idol came out on top of the ratings contest... * 8 p.m. American Idol: 18.8 million viewers NCIS: 15.9 million Dancing With the Stars: 12.15 million The Biggest Loser: 6.3 million 90210: 1.5 million * 9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles: 15.5 million Glee: 12.6 million The Biggest Loser: 8.6 million Lost rerun: 5.6 million Life Unexpected rerun: 1 million * 10 p.m. The Good Wife: 12.1 million Parenthood: 5.9 million V: 5 million Source Here
NCIS' Brian Dietzen only worried about only one thing when he learned his character, Jimmy Palmer, would get a new love interest: Would she meet the same fate as his last one? "My last girlfriend didn't work out super well," Dietzen tells TVGuide.com, referring to Agent Michelle Lee (Liza Lapira), the NCIS mole who died after Gibbs (Mark Harmon) shot her in Season 6. "It lasted a while, but every time your girlfriend ends up being a double agent or getting shot by your boss, it's hard to handle for your personal confidence." Don't worry: Jimmy's new girlfriend isn't going anywhere, and even makes a brief appearance in Tuesday's episode. "The episode shows Jimmy showing Ziva [Cote de Pablo] and Tony [Michael Weatherly] and McGee [Sean Murray] photos of his many dates with his new girl," Dietzen says. "He's showing off some risquÃ© photos from when they went to a tattoo parlor together. You'll be seeing some skin in this next episode. It's pretty ridiculous but it's pretty fun. To Read more Click Here .
NCIS is back tomorrow night following a three-week layoff with the first of five new episodes to finish off the seventh season. Here's a preview of the first one, "Moonlighting." When an NCIS polygraph specialist's night job takes a surprise turn, Gibbs, McGee, DiNozzo and the team have to uncover the truth ... and Gibbs ends up taking a polygraph. Why? We don't know yet. But for whatever reason, it looks serious, and our man in charge does not look pleased when the line of questioning heads in a certain direction. Here's CBS' first promo, plus a minute-long sneak preview clip ... Source & Preview
Numb3rs star Dylan Bruno will guest-star in the final two episodes of NCIS' seventh season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Bruno will play Lt. Jason Paul Dean, a freelance mercenary with ties to the private military company operated by Col. Merton Bell (Robert Patrick), an enemy of Gibbs (Mark Harmon). As we first reported, Lt. Dean is an imposing, edgy and dangerous former Army Ranger who was highly decorated before a screw-up in Afghanistan led to his dishonorable discharge - and he's not at all afraid to kill when necessary. Obviously, that's bad news for Gibbs, who arrested Bell for going after the granddaughter and daughter-in-law of Gibbs' good friend, Mike Franks (Muse Watson), earlier this season. Since then, Bell has also sent sly lawyer M. Allison Hart (Rena Sofer) after Gibbs. Will Lt. Dean be more successful? To Read More Click Here .
NCIS star Sean Murray and his wife, Carrie, have welcomed their second child, People reports. Son River James Murray was born on April 22 in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7 lbs., 11 oz. Murray, who plays special agent Timothy McGee on the CBS crime drama, and his wife also have a daughter, Caitlyn. "Carrie and I are pretty Zen'd out right now," the 32-year-old actor told People. "[But we know] our 3-year-old will bring us back to reality soon enough!" Murray and his wife, a teacher, have been married since 2005. Source Here
Check out photos of a tattooed Claudia Black who will guest star on an upcoming episode of NCIS airing Tuesday May 11th (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The episode will be titled "Borderland". Claudia Black is better known for her role as Officer Aeryn Sun on Farscape and her role as Vala Mal Doran on Stargate SG1 . It is good to see her back on TV. Hopefully, this role will be more than just a bit part and might turn out to be something substantial enough to get her bigger roles on more shows. At this stage there is no synopsis of the episode so I am not clear on what her role will be. I have added some additional photos of the episode as a bonus. Source & More Photos
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that a sequel to the much-discussed Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) excursion to Paris is in the offing, but, fortunately or otherwise, the people involved will not be Tiva. As it turns out, it's Abby (Pauley Perrette) and McGee (Sean Murray) who are set to take a trip. They'll go across the border to Mexico on an NCIS episode set to air later this season. Of course, we need not remind you how close the two are ("You told me it was a box sofa."). In possibly related news (to Tiva), the actor who played Ziva's dad Mossad director Eli David has recently joined the cast of daytime soap All My Children. Michael Nouri, 64, is set to play Caleb McGraw, a recluse whom Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) meets after she crashes her plane into his mountainside home. To Read More Click Here .
Glee returned from a long hiatus with the most-watched and highest-rated episode in the series' history. Glee drew 13.6 million viewers, retaining 78 percent of American Idol's audience (20.2 million viewers), according to Nielsen overnight estimates. The show also claimed its highest-ever rating among 18-to-49-year-olds and the highest Nielsen rating of any scripted freshman show this season, according to Fox. Additionally, the episode improved 44 percent over the post-Idol-finale preview last May. NBC placed a distant second in the demo behind Fox for the night, as The Biggest Loser (8.3 million viewers) improved 10 percent over last week in the demo. Parenthood (6.4 million viewers) remained strong against the encroaching Glee, dipping only slightly in the demo from the previous week. Nipping at NBC's heels was ABC. The Dancing with the Stars result show (13.4 million viewers) improved ever so slightly week-to-week, while Lost (9.5 million viewers) and V (5.9 million viewers) both slid down a notch. CBS placed fourth for the night with repeats of NCIS (10.8 million viewers), NCIS: Los Angeles (10.3 million viewers) and The Good Wife (7.9 million viewers). For the CW, 90210 pulled in 1.5 million viewers and Melrose Place's season (and perhaps series) finale drew 1.1 million viewers. Source Here