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Robert Wagner on NCIS Season 7 - First Photo

Check out the first photo of Robert Wagner who will guest starring on on the 150th episode of NCIS airing Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The episode will be titled "Flesh And Bone". Wagner will be playing DiNozzo's Father, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. Episode Synopsis: Gibbs questions DiNozzo's ability to do his job when the elder DiNozzo becomes involved in their latest investigation, on the 150th episode of NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Robert Wagner ("Hart To Hart") guest stars As DiNozzo's Father, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. Penny Johnson Jerald ("24") reprises her role as State Department Official Joanne Torrence. Joe Lando ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Women") guest stars as Navy Lieutenant Commander Rob Clarke. Source Here

Joe Lando to Help NCIS Celebrate 150th Episode

The guest-starring list for NCIS' 150th episode continues to expand. Weeks ago, Robert Wagner was announced in the key role of Tony's father. Then, yesterday, it was revealed that Penny Johnson Jerald would reprise her role as State Department Official Joanne Torrence. On the January 12 installment, "Flesh and Bone," the team looks into an assassination plot against a prince; a link to Wagner's DiNozzo will be discovered and Gibbs will wonder if Tony can remain impartial or not. Now, TV Guide Magazine reports that the prince is enrolled in a U.S. military flight training program led Lt. Cmdr. Rob Clarke. This character will be played by Joe Lando, best known for his 1993-1998 run on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. He hasn't really been heard from since, having last appeared on a couple TV movies in 2006. Source Here

A Tiva Honeymoon on 'NCIS'?

OK, that's a little misleading right there, but from the looks of it, superficially speaking of course, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) are going on what looks to be a very honeymoon-ish trip somewhere on the January 26 episode of NCIS. This, of course, follows reports that the two are headed out of the country to do some work. Needless, the more enthusiastic (and anxious) Tiva fans are sure they have more than work on their minds. As if that isn't enough, a source tells Entertainment Weekly that not only will Tiva take a trip out of the country together, they will go to no other than the City of Love - Paris! And even more exciting, the hotel will reportedly screw up their reservations and they somehow end up sharing a room together. I don't know how that looks to you, but it seems like the NCIS peeps are really setting these two up. Either for a fall or to flight towards genuine couplehood, that remains to be seen. I bet Gibbs (Mark Harmon) has fond memories of Paris himself. But to the ardent Tiva fans, is this good news or what? Source Here

Ratings: The Good Wife Goes Out with a Bang

The Good Wife headed into its winter hiatus on the strength of its largest audience to date, helping CBS land yet another Tuesday night ratings win. The freshman legal drama pulled in 14.1 million viewers, handily defeating The Jay Leno Show (5.2 million viewers) and a repeat of The Forgotten (3.3 million viewers), capping off a characteristically strong Tuesday showing for CBS. New holiday episodes of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles were watched by 20.5 million viewers and 17.4 million viewers, respectively. Putting up the best fight was NBC's The Sing-Off, which averaged 7 million viewers over two hours and improved 13 percent among adults 18-to-49. Leading out of another airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas (6.6 million viewers), ABC's Scrubs (4.3 million viewers) and Better Off Ted (3.2 million viewers) continued to plunge, with the former down 13 percent and the latter hitting an all-time low in the demo. On Fox, the So You Think You Can Dance performance finale pulled in 6.3 million viewers, but only 4 million viewers tuned into Gordon Ramsay's live cooking show. Two repeats of The Vampire Diaries averaged 1.4 million viewers for the CW. Source here

Penny Johnson Jerald to Guest Star on Milestone NCIS Episode

As previously announced, Robert Wagner will guest star on the 150th episode of NCIS in the critical role of Tony's dad. But he isn't the only big name coming to TV's top-rated show for that special edition. Penny Johnson Jerald will reprise her role as tate Department Official Joanne Torrence on the January 12 installment of the drama, titled "Flesh and Bone." The actress is best known for her role as Sherry Palmer on multiple seasons of 24. During this landmark episode, the NCIS team investigates attempted assassination of a foreign prince. Without giving too much away, we can confirm that Tony's father is linked to the case. Says Rocky Carroll (Director Vance): You find out that there's a strained relationship between the two. Source Here

Pauley Perrette Talks About Doing 'NCIS' With Best Friend

As you all know, tonight's NCIS episode is a tad bit more special for Pauley Perrette. After an interesting time on NCIS: Los Angeles, her character goth forensic Abby will welcome her best friend, who will be played by her real-life best friend Meredith Eaton. Talking to ET, both Perrette and Eaton talked about how emotional the ride had been, and somehow, the NCIS episode is the fruition of their journey going full circle. "We have actually been through so much together," Perrette tells ET. "We've kept each other up and kept each other together and on our feet through so much trauma over the last few years and really happy times too. It's almost amazing like this full circle thing that we get to do this together." On the Christmas episode, not only Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) father will make an appearance. "Abby is obsessed with Christmas," Perrette adds. "Part of the reason why Meredith's character here is to grant a child a Christmas wish so we get together to try to do a little manipulating." The little scheme they're cooking up will involve McGee (Sean Murray), and it's actually reminiscent of how they are in real life, the former roommates both said. But most of all, Eaton calls her appearance on NCIS is a "cherry on the cake." "One of the gifts that I've been given is Pauley," Eaton tells ET. "She's an anchor for me. And of course the biggest gift that was given to me is my husband Bryan and my daughter, and I'm so happy... This is the longest I've been away from her and I'm missing her so much, but what a great reason to be away is to work on this set because I've always wanted to and with my best friend." Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 - Featured

* NCIS (8/7c CBS) Ralph Waite guest stars as Gibbs' father, Jackson, who visits his son for the holidays and perplexes Gibbs with his unusual behavior. While Gibbs wrestles with that mystery, another mystery involving a father and son surfaces when the enlisted son of a retired colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, and the team believes he might be the victim of a hate crime. * Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live (9/8c Fox) In this special, culinary tyrant Gordon Ramsay does what most TV chefs do: He prepares a recipe while showing viewers how to do it. On the menu: Steak Diane with saued potatoes and peas; an angel-hair pasta with shrimp, chile peppers and tomatoes; and quick tiramisu for dessert. According to the press release for the hour, Gordo "guarantees" that viewers will be able to "cookalong" successfully "if you just do what he says." Viewers who can't are free, of course, to scream at their TV sets. * Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009 (10/9c TBS) 'Tis the season for holiday cheer, reuniting with family and, of course, blatant commercialism. Host Kevin Nealon celebrates the craziest advertising out there with this tribute to the year's best and funniest television commercials, including spots from the U.S. and abroad. Expect plenty of painful sight gags and a bevy of beautiful ladies shilling products. The latter puts the spotlight on one of the axioms of advertising: Sex sells. * Teen Mom (10/9c MTV ) After filming wrapped on last summer's surprise hit, 16 and Pregnant, cameras continued to follow four of the young women featured on that series as they struggled to balance the very grownup responsibilities of parenthood while still being teens themselves. The result is this cautionary docu-reality series, which premiered last week. It provides an intimate and often eye-opening glimpse at some of the challenges young mothers face. It's must-see TV for teens - and their parents, too. * A Charlie Brown Christmas (8/7c ABC) Forget about it. It's simply the best holiday special ever. Not only do we get the great music and Snoopy's penguin impersonation, there's also the crazy dance sequence, the tragic little tree and Linus lisping his way into our hearts with his take on the true meaning of Christmas. The hour also includes animated vignettes based on old Peanuts strips, including one in which Sally pens a misguided missive to "Samantha Claus." Source Here

Bevy of NCIS Guest Stars Announced

Looks like the talented ranks of NCIS guest stars will swell in 2010. Tomorrow night's episode, "Faith," closes the book on 2009. When the new year's first episode, "Ignition," airs January 5, it will feature some familiar prime-time faces. Rena Sofer (pictured), who's guested on everything from 24 to Heroes to recent episodes of CBS' Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer, will play a tough-as-nails lawyer. According to TV Guide, her character on NCIS tangles with her old nemesis, Gibbs (Mark Harmon), when one of her clients is suspected in the murder of a Navy pilot. There's more. The possible perp will be played by Marcus Giamatti (brother of actor Paul Giamatti), who spent six seasons as Amy's brother Peter on Judging Amy. Plus, his ex-wife, who'll also play a role, will be played by Melinda Page Hamilton, known to Mad Men fans as Anna Draper, wife of the real Don Draper in Season 2. We expect all three to be stellar additions to the well-written show. Source Here

NCIS "Faith" Season 7 Episode 10 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of the NCIS "Faith" Season 7 Episode 10 airing Tuesday December 15 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ralph Waite guest stars and reprises his role as Gibb's Father. Episode Synopsis: When the enlisted son of retired Colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, the team believes he may be the victim of a hate crime. Meanwhile, Gibbs' father comes for a holiday visit, onNCIS, Tuesday, Dec 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

Even 'NCIS' Repeat Tops Ratings

There wasn't a new episode of NCIS last week or this one, but from the looks of things, people are OK with watching repeats and can do nothing else on Tuesday night. According to ratings figures courtesy of Nielsen Media, an NCIS repeat placed third last week, and even came close to eclipsing Desperate Housewives' much-ballyhooed midseason finale that featured that plane crash. For the week of November 30 to December 6, Sunday Night Football was tops with 20.89 mil. Desperate Housewives was second with 14.86 mil, while NCIS attracted some 14.28 million, just half a mil less than Desperate, which in turn registered a notch below its 15.3 mil average this season so far. NCIS pushed CBS to be the week's overall winner, with an 8.8 mil viewers average in prime time. The other CBS shows are Survivor: Samoa, Amazing Race, and 60 Minutes. When NCIS returns with "Faith" the enlisted son of a retired colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, and the team is leaning towards thinking it may be a hate crime. Elsewhere, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) gets a visit from her father (Ralph Waite) for the holidays, because this is also the procedural's Christmas episode. Source Here