NCIS

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NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
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Premiere September 23, 2003
Finale
Airs On hiatus
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 282 (through season 12)
Status Renewed through season 13 (2015-2016)
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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Mark Harmon Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo Ziva David
Pauley Perrette Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray Timothy McGee
Lauren Holly Jennifer "Jenny" Shepard
Brian Dietzen Jimmy Palmer
Emily Wickersham Eleanor Bishop
Rocky Carroll Leon Vance
David McCallum Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Orange indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Joe Spano Tobias Fornell
Alan Dale Thomas Morrow
Pancho Demmings Gerald Jackson
Muse Watson Mike Franks
Mary Mouser Kelly Gibbs
Stephanie Mello Cynthia Sumner
David Dayan Fisher Trent Kort
Susanna Thompson Hollis Mann
Scottie Thompson Jeanne Benoit
Liza Lapira Michelle Lee
Matt Craven Clayton Jarvis
Sarah Jane Morris Erica Jane "E.J." Barrett

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale Episodes
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
Season Thirteen September 21, 2015 24

In-Depth

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 6, 2006 6

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The Complete Second Season November 14, 2006 6

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The Third Season April 24, 2007 6

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The Fourth Season October 23, 2007 6

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The Fifth Season August 26, 2008 5

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The Sixth Season August 25, 2009 6

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The Seventh Season August 24, 2010 6

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The Eighth Season August 23, 2011 6

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The Ninth Season August 21, 2012 6

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The Tenth Season August 20, 2013 6

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The Eleventh Season August 19, 2014 6

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The Twelfth Season August 18, 2015 6

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Blu-Ray

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Twelfth Season September 15, 2015

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External Sites

The NCIS Franchise

NCISNCIS: Los AngelesNCIS: New Orleans