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 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   Mikey   (Member)

Who are these writers and what are they doing to Tony Di Nozo?


Since day one, I have found Tony to be immature almost to the point where I want to fast forward through his scenes. He has always been the hardest character for me to like. Now I'm kind of liking the "new" Tony, it seems that maybe the writers have decided that at his age, it's time for him to mature a little.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

No, hate it. I just can't stand the cute factor and witty quips during murder and mayhem. However, I would like to see more NCIS spin-offs including NCIS Australia, NCIS Kenya and NCIS Berlin.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Love it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

The Plight of NCIS: TV's Biggest Drama Gets No Respect
The CBS procedural receives only a fraction of the media attention paid to the shows it regularly outdraws.

After an Olympics-related hiatus for much of February, most of TV’s biggest hits returned to the schedule with new episodes last week, accompanied by a tsunami of media hype. The Voice, Scandal, Modern Family and The Blacklist was among them, alongside major episodes of shows that had continued airing through the Olympics, including The Bachelor, The Walking Dead and American Idol. Yet as usual, one perpetually overlooked show topped them all last week, with an audience of more than 17 million: NCIS.

Now in its 11th season—its 250th episode airs Tuesday, Mar. 4—the CBS procedural, about a team of special agents (led by Mark Harmon) from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, quietly continues to be one of the biggest shows on TV (second only to The Big Bang Theory, which had 17.73 million viewers last week). Yet it receives only a fraction of the media attention (including magazine covers and talk show appearances) and respect paid to all of those other shows that it soundly trounces, week in and week out.

At this point, the show’s producers are resigned to NCIS’ fate as the Rodney Dangerfield of TV shows (i.e. gets no respect). “I try to stay really focused on the fact that as much as I would love for our cast and crew to get some attention, at the end of the day it just doesn’t seem to be in the cards,” the show’s executive producer and showrunner Gary Glasberg says. “And I have to appreciate at the end of the day that although they haven’t gotten that kind of attention, that 20 million people every week are watching. The fact that I’m getting 20 million viewers in this landscape is kind of crazy.”

It’s actually more than 35 million weekly, once you factor in the show’s “live plus 7” rating (which includes DVR and VOD use in the seven days following the initial “live” tune-in, and pushes the CBS viewership past 23 million viewers) and its syndicated airings on USA. That figure puts NCIS in the same league as TV behemoths like ER and Dallas. “It’s like 1980s television,” says Glasberg. “This is an example of what television used to be, and I’m not sure that another show can replicate it.”

Glasberg credits the show’s syndicated run on USA for goosing the CBS ratings, which have surged since the sixth season (they jumped more than 3 million alone during 2008-2009, its first season in syndication, and have hovered around the 20 million mark ever since). “It’s a rare scenario where I really think at the end of the day, there were a lot of people who had never given NCIS a chance,” he says. “They watched it in syndication and suddenly they’re saying, ‘Hey, maybe I’ll watch Tuesday night as well.’”

In addition to its hit United States run, NCIS is licensed in more than 200 territories around the world, and dubbed or subtitled in more than 20 languages. Glasberg says the show’s international audience comes into play “a lot” when developing storylines. “We talk about the fact that there’s an NCIS office in every major port in the world,” he says. “And when you go overseas and you talk to people who watch the show, you really get an understanding of just what a connection exists with these characters. So I think about that quite a bit, and from a production standpoint, we try to represent internationally when we can. It’s important to understand who our audience is.”

Unlike, say, every other long-running series on TV, NCIS is showing no signs of losing steam as it powers through its 11th season; if anything, the franchise is stronger than ever. The show, which began as a spinoff of JAG, has itself spawned a hit spinoff (NCIS: Los Angeles) with a second spinoff, based in New Orleans, in the works for next season. “I keep waiting for some indication that things are starting to slow down, and it doesn’t happen,” says Glasberg. “Will it happen? Of course. We’re really enjoying ourselves and we’ll make it last as long as we can.”

Whether the media notices or not.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/the-plight-of-em-ncis-em-tvs-biggest-drama-gets-no-respect/284175/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   Mikey   (Member)

Wonderful article, thanks for sharing. I knew NCIS was popular but I didn't know it garnered those kind of numbers, especially after 11 years. I think one of the reasons the show doesn't get a lot of media attention is because it doesn't draw it in. The cast seems to "keep their noses clean" so to speak. No drunk driving arrests, drug arrests, saying something offensive, basically nothing the media can sensationalize into a huge scandal that could threaten the stability of the show. They just keep plugging along, minding their own business proving slow and steady wins the race.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2014 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

NCIS has re-signed all of its regular cast for a 12th and 13th season.

Contracts for Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum and Rocky Carroll expire at the end of the current 11th season, but all five actors have now signed new two-year deals, TVLine reports.

Fellow series regulars Mark Harmon, Brian Dietzen and Emily Wickersham are working on different contract cycles, so were not required to renew this season.

CBS picked NCIS up for a 12th run back in March, though a 13th season is yet to be officially confirmed.

Speaking to Digital Spy in February, McCallum - who plays Dr Donald 'Ducky' Mallard - criticized co-star Cote de Pablo's decision to quit NCIS early in its 11th season.

"It was frustration and anger that someone should just walk out on us," the 80-year-old said.

"I just don't understand how a leading lady in a show that's worldwide, who ostensibly wants to have a career as an actress, suddenly walks away from such a gem and just vanishes a couple of days before we start production."

NCIS ends its current run on May 13 in the US. FOX airs new episodes first in the UK.


http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s164/ncis/news/a569116/ncis-stars-sign-up-for-12th-13th-seasons.html#~oDxhOJDB6dwiY7

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Funny. I should have been a huge "NCIS" fan, especially since I've always liked Michael Wetherly and only bought the boxed sets of the 2 seasons of "Dark Angel" on DVD because of him and less because of its principal star Jessica Alba. I understand the concept of comic relief, but always found the mixture at "NCIS" to be grating as well as disruptive to the suspension of disbelief, and each time I tried to watch it I was groaning at the embarrassing slapstick! Frankly, I've long felt it should have more appropriately been classified as a comedy. Of course I realize that it has long been at or near the top of the ratings, so they must be doing something right. But it's just not for me, a longtime fan of "Law & Order" and "NYPD Blue" and "Chicago PD" and "Blue Bloods" and that genre of crime drama. Plus I have a huge collection of "Touching Evil" and "Wire In The Blood" and "Prime Suspect" and "Snoops" and others.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Plus I have a huge collection of "Touching Evil" and "Wire In The Blood" and "Prime Suspect" and "Snoops" and others.

Snoops? Would that be the David E. Kelley series?

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

No, no -- "Snoops" was what the original "MI-5" was called in Britain -- when they began showing it here in the U.S. they changed the name. After citing 3 British drama series I felt strange not using the original name for the 4th.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

No, no -- "Snoops" was what the original "MI-5" was called in Britain -- when they began showing it here in the U.S. they changed the name. After citing 3 British drama series I felt strange not using the original name for the 4th.

MI-5 was called Spooks in the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooks

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have confirmed our previous report that August 19th will be the street date for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service - The Complete 11th Season on DVD. Priced at $55.98 SRP, the 6-disc set will include these extras:
Audio Commentary Tracks with participation by Mark Harmon, Gary Glasberg, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray and Frank Cardea
Celebrating 250
NCIS in New Orleans
Additional Scenes


http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/NCIS-Naval-Criminal-Investigative-Service-Season-11/19851

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have confirmed our previous report that August 19th will be the street date for NCIS: Los Angeles - The 5th Season on DVD. Priced at $55.98 SRP, the 6-disc set will include these extras:
Audio commentary by Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen
Audio commentary by Renee Felice Smith and Barrett Foa
Unexpected Developments
Deleted Scenes
The Write Staff
Crafting Afghanistan
Happy 100th
No Crew Is Superior remix


http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/NCIS-Los-Angeles-Season-5/19849

 
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