NCIS returns in three weeks (Tuesday, January 11), followed by spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife on CBS, a perpetually dominating lineup for the network. Some fans occasionally say the show has lost some of its luster over seven-plus seasons, but week in and week out, the procedural earns its #1 ranking in the ratings. When it comes to seamlessly melding sharp writing, healthy doses of humor, lightning-quick plot developments and intense action, the show may be peerless today. Here's a new NCIS promo with some classic clips from this fall ... Source & Promo
Two of CBS' freshman series, Blue Bloods and The Defenders, are trading prime-time real estate next month. CBS announced Tuesday that Blue Bloods will air Wednesdays at 10/9c for one month beginning Jan. 19. To make room, The Defenders will then permanently move to Fridays at 8/7c starting Feb. 4, two weeks after the series finale of Medium. The swap makes sense for CBS. The network's five new shows are the top-rated new series of the TV season, and Blue Bloods has shown surprising strength on Fridays, where it is averaging 12.3 million viewers. As the lead-out to CBS' veteran hits Survivor and Criminal Minds, The Defenders' average of 10 million viewers is less impressive. Whether or not The Defenders will be a strong enough lead-in for CSI: NY at 9/8c remains to be seen. To Read More Click Here.
Check out photos from NCIS Season 8 Episode 11 titled "Ships in the Night" which airs on Tuesday January 11 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Gibbs and the NCIS team partner with a Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Agent to solve the murder of a Marine gunned down on a dinner boat, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Diane Neal reprises her role as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin. Source & More Photos
In crowning its new champ, The Biggest Loser was Tuesday's biggest winner among adults 18-to-49, helping NBC just beat CBS in the demo. Overall, the two-hour finale of Loser that aired 9-11 p.m. posted a 4.0 rating in the demo (peaking at 11.2 million viewers). That's up 29 percent from last week's episode, but down 20 percent compared to last autumn's season-ender. Elsewhere at 9, NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 3.2 (16.8 million) while reruns for everything else lagged far behind (Fox's Glee, 2.1, 5.4 million viewers; ABC's No Ordinary Family, 1.0, 3.5 million; and the CW's The Vampire Diaries, 0.5, 1.2 million.) To Read More Click Here.
Tonight, there's no Glee or CW shows to keep you entertained, but fear not -- our favorite CBS shows are here to the rescue! Also, don't forget NBC's Minute to Win It and The Biggest Loser! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown on ABC NCIS on CBS Minute to Win It on NBC 9/8c NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS This Biggest Loser on NBC 10/9c The Good Wife on CBS 16 and Pregnant on MTV Glory Daze on TBS What will you be watching?
As Renee Walker on 24, Annie Wersching was all business — at least until a final, fateful clinch. But on tonight's episode of NCIS (8/7c, CBS), Wersching is only part business as Deputy DA Gail Walsh. Her character in the episode titled "False Witness" is "very ambitious and hardworking," says Wersching, "yet she also has some drive to get part of her personal life going. So she's interested to see if anyone at NCIS is a prospect"—like, specifically, Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly). Since Wersching's only signed on for one episode so far, she probably won't get very far with him. That may be a good thing, given what happened on 24. "For the three years that I worked on the show — two seasons, but it took us three years because of the strike — everybody said, 'Don't get close to Jack! You know what happens!' So of course, literally the second I got extra close to Jack, all their predictions came true. But 24 ended up being known for these big, heart-wrenching deaths. I would have liked to live, but it's not a bad way to go." To Read More Click Here.
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of NCIS Season 8 Episode 10 titled "False Witness" which airs on Tuesday December 14 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: The NCIS team investigates the disappearance of a Navy petty officer who is the sole witness in an upcoming murder trial, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Annie Wersching ("24?) guest stars as Deputy District Attorney Gail Walsh. Source & Preview
Season 8 of NCIS has almost reached its halfway point, but when the CBS procedural returns with new episodes in January, there's plenty more action in store. At the HRTS Hitmakers Luncheon on December 8, executive producer Shane Brennan took some time out to discuss an Emmy-worthy performance by guest star Bob Newhart, the future of Tiva and whether or not there's romantic potential on NCIS: Los Angeles. To Read More Click Here.
NCIS star Michael Weatherly will pull double duty later this season as he makes his directorial debut. "I like cameras and I like sets and the surgical nature of make believe that happens — the whole process," Weatherly tells TVGuide.com. "I love all aspects of production, and I have a great deal of respect for the whole craft. I'm really excited about directing; it's an extension of my curiosity about film and TV." Weatherly expects to go behind the camera for an episode filming in January. He says the crew may also document his directorial experience for a special feature on the forthcoming Season 8 DVD. Weatherly, who has made known his desire to direct for some time, says his curiosity about filmmaking began when he was a cast member on the ABC soap opera Loving. "I think that was always fascinating to me," he says. "When I was on the soap opera, I'd sit in the editing booths when they'd tighten up the show to see how they did that and what the technical process was. I probably should've started getting into the technical side of it earlier." To Read More Click Here.
Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of NCIS "Enemies Domestic" Season 8 Episode 9 which airs on Tuesday November 23 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: The team scrambles for answers after a shocking ambush reveals a new twist to their current investigation, on the conclusion of a two-part NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael Nouri ("Damages" and "The O.C.") reprises his role as Ziva’s Father, Mossad Director Eli David. Arnold Vosloo ("24? and "The Mummy") reprises his role as Mossad Officer Amit Hadar. T.J. Ramini ("24?) reprises his role as Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon. Michael O’Neill ("The West Wing" and "Grey’s Anatomy") guest stars as former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister. Catherine Dent ("The Shield") guest stars as former NCIS Special Agent Whitney Sharp. Source & Preview