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NCIS Stars Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray Sign On for Two More Years

After months of negotiations, Michael Weatherly , Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray have all signed new deals to return to NCIS , Deadline reports. The trio inked two-year contracts for the CBS procedural, which starts production on Season 10 next week.  //

CBS fall 2012 premiere dates: 'NCIS' and 'The Good Wife' (and almost everything else) in one week

CBS still believes in premiere week.The network has announced its premiere schedule for the fall, and just about all of its shows will debut the week of Sept. 24, which is when Nielsen starts measuring the 2012-13 season. The only outlier is "Survivor: Philippines," which will kick off with a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 19. That means viewers will get a resolution to the "NCIS" finale cliffhanger on Tuesday, Sept. 25, reunite with "The Big Bang Theory" crew on Thursday, Sept. 27 and go back into court with "The Good Wife" on Sunday, Sept. 30. CBS has four new shows -- "Partners," "Vegas," "Elementary" and "Made in Jersey" -- set to go for the fall as well.Here is CBS' full schedule for fall 2012. All times Eastern/Pacific; new shows are in bold.Wednesday, Sept. 198 p.m. "Survivor: Philippines" (90 minutes)Monday, Sept. 248 p.m. "How I Met Your Mother"8:30 p.m. "Partners"9 p.m. "2 Broke Girls" (new... //

Actress Diane Neal Seems Nearly Set to Return to ‘NCIS’

Actress Diane Neal  will soon be  causing some trouble on ‘Suits’ ; but there is also a good chance that she be back on  NCIS  as well. According  to the folks over at  TV Line , Neal is in talks to reprise  her role of Special Agent Abigail Borin on the long-running CBS procedural; a role, I might add, that has become a fan favorite. (It should be noted that CBS has not confirmed the casting, but it certainly seems on its way to fruition). Read More... //  

NCIS Promotes Brian Dietzen to Series Regular

NCIS fans have finally gotten their wish: Brian Dietzen will appear in the opening credits! Having already been a regular for years as far as viewers are concerned, the actor earned a long overdue promotion this week and was granted series regular status on TV's most-watched drama. Looks like Palmer not only survives, but will have an even bigger role in NCIS Season 10 . Read More... //

NCIS to Explore Love ... in an Elevator?

It was no accident that fan favorites Tony and Ziva ended up in an elevator at the tail end of NCIS Season 9 ... which makes sense, considering that most people take the stairs during an evacuation. Where does that leave them when we pick up next fall, in the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed the agency's headquarters? Show-runner Gary Glasberg weighed in on that with TV Guide . "We'll pick up with them in that elevator and, with the situation that they're in, there will be some conversations," he says. "Hopefully we'll scratch our way a little bit deeper into the relationship." How's that for ambiguity? Read into it however you like. Time will tell if it serves as an actual turning point for the "couple," but either way, those are guaranteed to be must-watch scenes. Read More... //

Rocky Carroll Returning to NCIS

Rocky Carroll has signed a new deal to return for the upcoming 10th season of NCIS , TVLine reports.  //

NCIS Vet to Guest Star on ‘Major Crimes’ on TNT

Major Crimes , the much-buzzed about TNT spinoff from ‘ The Closer ’, has landed its first high-profile guest star in the form  of ‘ NCIS ’ vet Michael Weatherly. According to a report at  TV Line , Weatherly will appear in an early Season 1  episode, playing Arthur "Thorn" Woodson, a charming con artist who currently works as an "intuitive life strategist" for a group of Israeli mob wives (all of whom he is bedding). [Well, isn't that just special?!] His character is being described as a "Peter Pan with an A.D.D. problem". Read More... //  

NCIS Season 10 Spoilers: The Aftermath

The surprising, potentially tragic finale of NCIS Season 9 left lives at risk, the agency's offices destroyed, and 19 million viewers reeling. The repercussions of Dearing's terrorist plot were far-reaching, to say the least. What can we expect next fall when NCIS returns for Season 10? With so much up in the air, executive producer/showrunner Gary Glasberg discussed the fate of Ducky, who collapsed in the final seconds of " Til Death Do Us Part ," what's next for Tiva, and much more from the finale. Excerpts from Glasberg's chat with EW below: //

'NCIS' Season 9 finale cliffhanger: Where will the show go next year?

Pretty much everything is up in the air after the final moments of the "NCIS" season finale -- and for those following the off-screen business of the show, there's an extra bit of suspense too.Tuesday's (May 15) finale ended with Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff) setting off a car bomb outside the NCIS headquarters -- and even though the building was under an evacuation order, nearly every member of the team was still inside. The one who wasn't, Ducky (David McCallum), collapsed on the beach after hearing the news, presumably from a heart attack.It was a big ending to a strong three-part arc with a pretty unconventional villain: Schiff's Dearing is not a terrorist but the father of a dead sailor who blames the Navy for his son's death and is taking out on Gibbs and anyone else who might get in the way of his twisted quest for justice.Now, about that off-screen stuff: While McCallum... //

TV ratings: 'NCIS' finale tops 'America's Got Talent' Tuesday, two-hour 'Glee' falls

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 15, 2012The season finales of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" carried CBS to an across-the-board ratings win Tuesday, while night two of "America's Got Talent" improved slightly in viewers but declined in adults 18-49.Elsewhere, a double dose of "Glee" on FOX was down a little from its performance last week, and the season finale of "Private Practice" improved on its week-ago numbers.CBS averaged 16.3 million viewers and a 10.3 rating/16 share for the night, leading second-place NBC (8.6 million, 5.3/8) by a wide margin. ABC (7.8 million, 5.3/8) came in third. FOX drew 6 million viewers and a 3.6/6, while The CW managed only about 830,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.2 rating. NBC was second at 2.8, followed by FOX at 2.5. ABC scored a 1.7 in the demo, and The CW came in at 0.4.... //