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NCIS "Outlaws And In-Laws" Season 7 Episode 6 - Preview

Watch a preview of the NCIS "Outlaws And In-Laws" Season 7 Episode 6 airing Tuesday November 3 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: A murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict, on NCIS , Tuesday, Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

Rena Sofer cast in "NCIS"

Rena Sofer has joined CBS' "NCIS" in a potentially recurring role as a no-nonsense attorney with mysterious motives. Sofer was recently seen in the Hallmark Channel movie "Always & Forever" and also had recurring roles on Fox's "24" and NBC's "Heroes."

NCIS Season 7 Episode 8 Power Down Promo Photos

Promo photos from the 8th episode of season 7 Power Down. Click me!

'NCIS' Creator Shares Ratings Gold Secret

You knew something was up with NCIS back in summer when its repeats were tramping new episodes of something as big as America's Got Talent . Indeed, while the trend for most television shows is to go downhill after the first few seasons, the reverse had been true for NCIS, now on its seventh season. What's the secret? Shane Brennan, who took the reins as NCIS showrunner in season 5, tells The Hollywood Reporter that it's a combination of good strategy, persistence, and sheer quality. "The first is, the show went on the USA Network in rerun marathons, and so a lot of college kids started watching," he said. "Eventually, they realized it wasn't just another police procedural. It had a lot of humor in it, quirky, interesting characters and the twists and turns of a procedural. The other is the very hard work that was done in the first four seasons: A lot of seeds were planted, stories and background outlined. So when I took over the show, it was ripe for us to start answering those questions." While some procedurals have traditionally done well in the ratings, NCIS had taken things to new heights, raking in an average of 20 million viewers week in and week out for new episodes. And it has done so without any critical buzz; on the contrary, it has largely been panned by critics. Does this bother Brennan? Not really, because the numbers they get every week speaks for themselves. "Everyone likes to get accolades, but at the same time I'm sitting here smiling, because for six seasons, 14 million people every Tuesday night have sat down and watched NCIS and said to their friends and their family, 'You really should watch this show.' I love that people have embraced it and they're getting their reward now. And this goes to all of the cast and crew as well: The reward is, we're No. 1 - and the numbers keep going up." Source Here

'NCIS' November 3 Previews: Season 7, Episode 6 - ''Outlaws And In-Laws''

In "Outlaws And In-Laws", a murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict. Muse Watson reprises his role as Franks and Robert Patrick guest stars as First Defense COO Colonel Merton Bell. " NCIS " continues to spin the number for CBS as the tally ending October 25 is revealed. The show is positioned at number one for the fifth time in a row after it absorbed 21.3 million viewers last week. Source & Preview

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Really Taking Advantage of 'NCIS' Boom

We previously reported that NCIS ' Abby (Pauley Perrette) is dropping by their Los Angeles counterpart NCIS: LA in what some fans think is move to sort of convince more of the original's 20 million average viewers to sample the spin-off, which is by no means doing shabby for a rookie show with some 18 million viewers. One of the stars of NCIS: Los Angeles said he was not at all surprised with how his show is doing very well in the ratings, and it's all because of the NCIS name. "After we did those two episodes last year, people obviously saw me in it and I was overwhelmed all summer by all the people who kept coming up to me and saying, 'I love that show. It's the only show I never miss," said Chris O'Donnell. "We've been very fortunate benefactors of being in a time slot right behind them and also to be given the original framework of the original show." NCIS: Los Angeles, which was introduced toward the end of NCIS last season, also stars LL Cool J. Some fans of the original NCIS show, however, show little to no intention of watching its spin-off. CBS bigwig Nina Tassler attributes this to the interaction between the team members. "They have this bond that is unbreakable. They're always there for each other no matter if it's good, bad, happy or sad." Source Here

Pauley Perrette's cross over to NCIS:LA

Ausiello exclusively reports that our favourite lab-rat will cross over for real to NCIS: Los Angeles this November. While Abby has talked to the Left Coast expansion team on the phone, this will be her first time touching down at LAX. Sadly, it looks like it won't be much of a vacation, as she finds out not everybody in the City of Angels sports a halo. Someone's going to abduct our dear Abby! The episode is set to air November 24. Source

NCIS "Code of Conduct" Season 7 Episode 5 - Preview

Watch a preview of the NCIS "Code of Conduct" Season 7 Episode 5 airing Tuesday October 20 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: When a Marine known for his practical jokes is found dead on Halloween Eve, the NCIS team discovers that the victim's "good-natured" pranks may have inspired ghoulish retribution. Meanwhile, Ziva tries to adjust to her new role on the team, on NCIS , Tuesday, Oct. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

Tuesday Ratings: Hell's Kitchen Heats Up Fox's Numbers - Featured

The two-hour finale of Hell's Kitchen led Fox to its first Tuesday-night win of the new season. Kitchen cooked up an average of 8 million viewers, but was strong enough to eke out a victory for Fox in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. CBS, meanwhile, pulled in the most viewers overall, with its continually powerful lineup of NCIS (20.4 million viewers), NCIS: Los Angeles (15.3 million viewers) and The Good Wife (12.8 million viewers). The Biggest Loser averaged 8.9 million viewers over its two hours, but performed better in the demo than ABC's Shark Tank (5.4 million viewers), Dancing with the Stars (13.4 million viewers) and The Forgotten (TV) (7.5 million viewers). The Jay Leno Show improved a little to 5.8 million viewers. On The CW , 90210 and Melrose Place (2009) were about average with 2.4 million viewers and 1.4 million viewers, respectively. Source Here

NCIS Latest Episode: Season 7, Episode 4 - 'Good Cop, Bad Cop'

The investigation of a Marine's death on foreign soil forces Ziva to confront her past. Watch & Discuss: Watch NCIS: Season 7, Episode 4 - 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Read NCIS' Review: Season 7, Episode 4 - 'Good Cop, Bad Cop'