NCIS

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NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
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Premiere September 23, 2003
Finale
Airs Tuesdays at 8PM
Creator Donald P. Bellisario
Don McGill
Network CBS
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Belisarius Productions
Paramount Television
(seasons 1–3)
CBS Paramount Television
(seasons 4–6)
CBS Television Studios
(seasons 7– )
Seasons 12
Episodes 258 (through season 11)
Status Currently airing season 12
Origin USA

NCIS, formerly Navy NCIS, a spinoff of Donald Bellisario's long-running military drama JAG, comes at the legal workings of the Navy and Marine Corps from a different angle than its predecessor: while JAG deals with the actual legal proceedings, NCIS deals with the Navy's investigative branch, showing a team of agents led by Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) solving crimes committed against or by people connected to the Navy and Marine Corps.

The field team was originally composed of Special Agent Gibbs, Special Agent Caitlin Todd (a former Secret Service Presidential Detail agent) and Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, a former police detective. At the beginning of the second season, Special Agent Timothy McGee, a computer specialist, was added to the field team. Two other primary characters appear as needed, those being Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, NCIS's medical examiner, and Abby Sciuto, a forensics scientist. Special Agent Todd (Sasha Alexander) left the show at the end of season two and was replaced by Mossad agent Ziva David (Cote de Pablo).

The fall of 2009 saw the premiere of a spin-off series, entitled NCIS: Los Angeles.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mark Harmon Leroy Jethro Gibbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sasha Alexander Caitlin Todd 1 2 3 8 9
Michael Weatherly Anthony DiNozzo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Cote de Pablo Ziva David 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Pauley Perrette Abby Sciuto 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sean Murray Timothy McGee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Lauren Holly Jennifer "Jenny" Shepard 3 4 5
Brian Dietzen Jimmy Palmer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Emily Wickersham Eleanor Bishop 11 12
Rocky Carroll Leon Vance 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
David McCallum Donald "Ducky" Mallard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Joe Spano Tobias Fornell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Alan Dale Thomas Morrow 1 2 3 10 11 12
Pancho Demmings Gerald Jackson 1 3
Muse Watson Mike Franks 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mary Mouser Kelly Gibbs 3 4 7 8 9
Stephanie Mello Cynthia Sumner 3 4
David Dayan Fisher Trent Kort 4 5 6 8
Susanna Thompson Hollis Mann 4 5 11 12
Scottie Thompson Jeanne Benoit 4 5
Liza Lapira Michelle Lee 4 6
Matt Craven Clayton Jarvis 8 9 10 11
Sarah Jane Morris Erica Jane "E.J." Barrett 8 9

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 23, 2003 May 25, 2004 23
Season Two September 28, 2004 May 24, 2005 23
Season Three September 20, 2005 May 16, 2006 24
Season Four September 19, 2006 May 22, 2007 24
Season Five September 25, 2007 May 20, 2008 19
Season Six September 23, 2008 May 19, 2009 25
Season Seven September 22, 2009 May 25, 2010 24
Season Eight September 21, 2010 May 17, 2011 24
Season Nine September 20, 2011 May 15, 2012 24
Season Ten September 25, 2012 May 14, 2013 24
Season Eleven September 24, 2013 May 13, 2014 24
Season Twelve September 23, 2014 May 12, 2015 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 6, 2006 6 purchase
The Complete Second Season November 14, 2006 6 purchase
The Third Season April 24, 2007 6 purchase
The Fourth Season October 23, 2007 6 purchase
The Fifth Season August 26, 2008 5 purchase
The Sixth Season August 25, 2009 6 purchase
The Seventh Season August 24, 2010 6 purchase

External Sites