Fans of the much talked-about Tiva (that would be Tony and Ziva in NCIS speak) won't be pleased with tonight's season 7 premiere of CBS procedural NCIS. Tony (Michael Weatherly) and McGee (Sean Murray) are instructed by Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to search for a replacement for Ziva (Cote de Pablo), whose homecoming to Israel had not exactly been the most pleasant last season. From what we know, she was captured by the terrorists in Somalia that Rivkin had been investigating. And true to form, Ziva is a no-show on tonight's premiere. Instead, we get a sort of Ziva, same willowy hair, same no-frills demeanor, and wouldn't you know it, Tony likes her too! The NCIS team heads back to work, despite the past still weighing heavily on their minds. In one clip, the two special agents interview one Clair Connell from the DEA as a potential replacement for Ziva. She has a firm grip and we know that she had a personal relationship that interfered with her performance in her previous agency. Sounds familiar? "My looks have the tendency to prevent people from taking me seriously," she finally says. Right after, Tony says she has his vote. What was that about? Want to know something interesting? The actress who plays new agent Clair Connell, Noa Tishby, was born in Israel. Coincidence? Probably not. From what we know, though, the casting for this role was only a few episodes. And as early as next week, Gibbs will reportedly face a tough challenge because he will hold Ziva's fate in his hands. So Tiva fans shouldn't let loose on this girl. She won't be staying. Or maybe she is, but Ziva is set to come back soon. Catch the premiere of NCIS tonight 8pm on CBS. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
NCIS: Los Angeles , one of the most anticipated new dramas of the fall, premieres Tuesday (9/8c, CBS), and every member of the production knows the show has something to prove. "My biggest concern, and I think [for] most of us, is to please the current NCIS fans first and foremost, because there's... a huge following," says the show's star, Chris O'Donnell. "If new people tune into the show, that's great, but I feel more pressure to live up to the [original fans'] expectations." O'Donnell's co-star, LL Cool J, feels similar pressure. "Our job is to do the best work that we can, and depend on [executive producer Shane Brennan] to bring the best stories to the table," he says. "Then we will try to bring those stories to life in a great way.... Obviously, we want to maintain, you know, the current NCIS fan base and all of those people that are joining the show. We don't want to make them have an allergic reaction to what we are doing on-screen." Whether or not the show wins over the die-hard supporters of the mothership, which also premieres Tuesday, Brennan makes it clear that the new series will be its own animal. But that doesn't mean he won't cherry-pick the elements that make NCIS a success. "We want to keep it familiar rather than similar, I guess," Brennan says. "What we have on NCIS is a show that's now in its seventh season... and at its core is that wonderful mix of drama, emotion, and humor. For us to attempt to do NCIS: Los Angeles without those three key ingredients would be crazy. "From that point on, everything else is different," he continues. "We are on the West Coast, it's sunny California, there's a whole different vibe out here.... I think the audience is going to say, yes, this is familiar, but these characters are different and we love them in a very different way. And it's my very strong belief that that's what's going to happen." The differences start with the new team's headquarters. The unit has taken over an old Spanish mission because, after Special Agent G. Callen (O'Donnell) was shot in the backdoor pilot episodes, the previous location was believed to be compromised. Brennan says the mission is the perfect place to hide a super-high-tech operation. "[It's] the very nature of the work that these guys do. They're undercover," Brennan says. "They're pretending to be someone else. They're living a lie. And so it was always the idea that on the outside you have this old building. On the inside you have this high-tech operations center. So it's a building within a building. It's a building that's undercover." The team has been in the new digs for about four months, but Callen sees it for the first time in the premiere, as he begins his first official day back on the job after the shooting. But don't expect to get answers as to who pulled the trigger right away. "It's four months later, and it's Callen's first day back on the job, and we see his scars. We literally see his scars," Brennan says. "Will we answer what happened to him and how it happened and why? In the very best tradition of NCIS, yes, and in the very best tradition of NCIS, you'll just have to wait." Instead, Callen and Special Agent Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) will work to stop a drug cartel, which they believe is responsible for the kidnapping and murder of one of the boys in white. Fistfights, foot chases, and gunfire ensue. "Obviously, the first episodes that we make, we want to show the audience what we're capable of," Brennan says. "We're flexing our muscle, but we have other stories as well." Brennan promises some deeper, emotional stories for Callen and Hanna as well, but says the action element will be prevalent all season long. "What you have really with this show is two guys in particular, Sam Hanna and Callen, who work really well together," Brennan says. "There's repartee, a lot of banter, and in the great tradition of those kinds of shows, they tend to get out and kick ass." Are you excited for the premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles? Source Here
Watch a Preview of the NCIS Season 7 premiere airing Tuesday Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. You can also see more pictures of NCIS "Truth or Consequences". Episode Synopsis: As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds in the seventh season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
Check out new pictures of the NCIS Season 7 premiere episode "Truth Or Consequences" airing Tuesday Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. We previously shared the first pictures of the NCIS Season 7 premiere episode a little while back. Episode Synopsis: NCIS Season 7 episode 1 "Truth Or Consequences" -As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds in the seventh season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. For More Pics Click Here .
Check out a preview of the NCIS Season 7 premiere airing Tuesday Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The first NCIS episode is titled "Truth Or Consequences". I can't wait to see the crew back in action. I hope that if Ziva is back on the show, they won't drag the hostage storyline too long and get back to the NCIS investigations that we have grown to love. Episode Synopsis: NCIS "Truth Or Consequences" - As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds in the seventh season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
But what about Ziva (Cote de Pablo), you ask. Entertainment Weekly reports that NCIS is on a lookout for another female federal agent by the name of Agent Ruiz - someone attractive, athletic, and competent. Ziva, anyone? The character is in her late 20s to mid 30s who "tends to put her foot in her mouth." OK, that part doesn't sound Ziva at all. Some initial suggestions put forth at the entertainment website mention the name of Kristen Bell as a good fit for the role. Bell, of course, is best known for lending the mysterious voice behind Gossip Girl on the CW hit and as the high school student slash detective on Veronica Mars. Others name put in the mix include The Unusuals ' Monique Curnen or Life 's Sarah Shahi, but since she has an obviously Hispanic last name, I don't think any of these three will do. So maybe someone in the vicinity of Paola Turbay or Michelle Rodriguez, as someone else has suggested? Any other ideas? PS. We previously reported that NCIS is on a lookout for a new male agent to appear on the procedural early next season in possibly recurring capacity. Could this be a tandem? Source Here
NCIS , Grey's Anatomy , and Fringe are the most hotly anticipated returning fall shows, according to TVGuide.com's TV Team research panel. NCIS ended last season with fan favorite Ziva (Cote De Pablo) bruised and battered after being taken hostage by terrorists. Fan anticipation is centered on who exactly took Ziva prisoner, how long she will be held captive, and whether or not her loyalty still lies with NCIS. Grey's will resolve its season-ending cliffhanger, which found both George (T.R. Knight) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) battling for their lives. Fringe will have to straddle two realities after introducing in the finale an alternate universe that features, among other things, the World Trade Center's Twin Towers still standing. The 10 most anticipated shows are: 1. NCIS (CBS) 2. Grey's Anatomy (ABC) 3. Fringe (Fox) 4. Supernatural ( The CW ) 5. Bones (Fox) 6. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 7. House (Fox) 8. Castle (ABC) 9. Criminal Minds (CBS) 10. Dexter ( Showtime ) The research survey was conducted Aug. 25-27, and 3,669 of the approximately 10,000 members of TVGuide.com's TV Team research panel participated. Stay tuned for more fall TV results from the research panel. Are these the shows you can't wait to see? Share your picks in the comments below! Source Here
Check out a really funny promo for Fall 2009 for NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles from CBS. This one features Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and our beloved Pauley Perrette. To Watch The Promo Click Here . Source Here
Check out a first look at NCIS Season 7 premiere airing Tuesday Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The first NCIS episode is titled "Truth Or Consequences". Episode Synopsis: NCIS Season 7 - DiNozzo and McGee must interview various candidates (including guest star Noa Tishby, pictured below) to find a replacement for Ziva, on NCIS, Tuesday Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source Here
Check out these promotional photos here for season seven of NCIS.