Day & Slot: Tuesday,8PM
Last aired episode on: 10/1/20123
Episode name: A Desperate Man
NCIS or Naval Criminal Investigative service is a drama based on crimes in Navy and Marine Corps. It is being aired in CBS from 2003 onwards and is presently in its eighth season. The show is based in the headquarters of US Navy at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. where a group of special agents are involved in dealing with cases within the Navy and marines. The concept of NCIS was actually a spin off from another series named JAG which was premiered on September 23rd, 2003.
The cases range from anything which is under the jurisdiction of navy or incidences like bomb threat to the country; kidnapping etc.The NCIS also undertakes many high profile cases which in any way or the other have some connection to navy or marines.
The efficient team consists of NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) who was previously a sniper in marines, Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) who is a senior field agent and a previous detective, Timothy Mcgee (Sean Murray) who is highly qualified with degrees from MIT and JHU, Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) who was a Mossad liaison officer from season one to four later replaced by Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander). Season 2 showed the murder and death of Todd at the hands of a Mossad Agent, Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly) who was there till season five and was killed in the season five finale.Donald Mallard (David Mccallum) is the chief medical examiner of the team while he is assisted by Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) and Abigail Sciuto (Pauley Perette), who is a forensic specialist.
Originally the NCIS was a part of NIS and was led by Special Agent Mike Franks (Muse Watson) while currently the leader of the unit is Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll).
In USA NCIS is the most watched television series. NCIS has been voted as America’s most favorite show in 2011.The show has always attracted millions of audience with a record audience of 22.85 million in episode “Freedom” of season 8.
The show has bagged number of awards and nominations throughout the years in various categories like top TV series in 2004, 2006, 2007-2009 at the ASCAP awards. The show has won as well has been nominated for various ALMA awards, EMMY awards,BMI films & TV awards,NAACP image awards, California on location awards, People’s choice awards,Imagen foundation awards and young artist awards. The show is broadcasted to more than fifty countries worldwide.