The first season of the American police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between September 23, 2003 and May 25, 2004 on CBS. The first season dealt with introducing the characters and their strengths, skills, and weaknesses. Three recurring characters are also introduced: the main foe for the first two seasons, Ari Haswari; Special Agent Timothy McGee and Jimmy Palmer who replaces Gerald Jackson, Ducky's assistant, after he was shot. The season also introduces Sasha Alexander as Special Agent Caitlin Todd who serves as Special Agent Vivian Blackadder's (Robyn Lively) replacement, who was a member of Gibbs' team during the two-part JAG backdoor pilot.
|NCIS (season 1)|
Season 1 U.S. DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original release||September 23, 2003 –|
May 25, 2004
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Yankee White"||Donald P. Bellisario||Teleplay by: Donald P. Bellisario|
Story by: Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill
|September 23, 2003||101||13.04|
|While on Air Force One, a Navy commander, Ray Trapp (Gerald Downey) who was tasked with carrying the "football" dies under mysterious circumstances, forcing an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas. But while his death is originally thought to be a tragic accident, NCIS eventually uncovers evidence suggesting the commander was in fact murdered and that it might be connected to a possible assassination attempt on the President.|
|2||2||"Hung Out to Dry"||Alan J. Levi||Don McGill||September 30, 2003||102||12.08|
A Marine (Brian Patrick Wade) dies during a night-time training jump. The culprit seems to be a faulty parachute, but standard investigation reveals that the death might not have been an accident after all. Gibbs begins to believe that the supposed accident which resulted in the Marine's death might actually be murder after all and he and Tony, along with new recruit Kate Todd, set out to find out who tampered with the dead Marine's faulty parachute and eventually sent him to his death.Note: This is the first crossover with JAG in this series, with the appearance of Lt. Bud Roberts Jr. (Patrick Labyorteaux).
|3||3||"Seadog"||Bradford May||John C. Kelley & Donald P. Bellisario||October 7, 2003||103||11.26|
|When a driver-less boat and several bodies, including that of a Navy commander, wash up on the beach, seemingly during a freelance drug deal gone sour, the media is quick to link him to drug trafficking and the evidence stacks up. Being a former Marine himself, Gibbs refuses to believe that a good officer could be so corrupt. In his efforts to clear the commander's record and good name, Gibbs uncovers a turf war between two rival drug gangs and a terrorist's scheme to knock out the national power grid. The NCIS team is aided in its investigation by a DEA Agent (played by William R. Moses), and FBI Special Agent Tobias Fornell.|
|4||4||"The Immortals"||Alan J. Levi||Darcy Meyers||October 14, 2003||104||11.70|
|The discovery of a drowned sailor in dress whites, with an officer's ceremonial sword and weights chained to his waist, sparks a suicide investigation and eventually sends the team to the USS Foster so that they can dig into the deceased officer's life and find out what his colleagues thought of him. Kate refuses to believe that the deceased sailor committed suicide as, like her, he came from a Catholic family where suicide is considered a mortal sin. Meanwhile Abby discovers a link between the crew of the USS Foster and an MMORPG known as The Immortals, and begins searching the game for clues to help Gibbs and the team solve the case and save the ship from possible destruction.|
|5||5||"The Curse"||Terrence O'Hara||Teleplay by: Don McGill & Jeff Vlaming & Donald P. Bellisario|
Story by: Donald P. Bellisario
|October 28, 2003||105||13.50|
|Gibbs and the team are called in when a mummified lieutenant, who was believed to have absconded with 1.2 million dollars of stolen Navy funds nine years previously and later received a dishonorable discharge for allegedly deserting his position, is found in a half-buried cargo pod with Navy markings on it by a deer hunter deep in the woods of St. Mary's River State Park. Two former shipmates who served with the deceased come under suspicion for both the murder and the theft. Gibbs and Tony work at investigating the murder, while Kate is charged with tracking down the missing funds, although she is more devoted to ensuring the dead lieutenant's former wife and young daughter receive his death benefits. Abby uses a computer reconstruction to work a confession out of a possible suspect.|
|6||6||"High Seas"||Dennis Smith||Teleplay by: Jeff Vlaming & Larry Moskowitz|
Story by: Jeff Vlaming
|November 4, 2003||106||11.77|
|One of Gibbs's former team members, NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley, who is on board the USS Enterprise investigating a case, calls for assistance when a sailor suffers a meth overdose while on leave, despite the sailor in question claiming that he's never taken the drug. Gibbs, Tony, and Kate fly out to investigate. Not long after their arrival, another sailor is admitted to sickbay under the same circumstances and later dies. The team also discovers that the crew is unusually efficient and several senior crew members are behaving strangely.|
|7||7||"Sub Rosa"||Michael Zinberg||George Schenck & Frank Cardea||November 18, 2003||107||13.21|
|NCIS Norfolk Case Agent Timothy McGee works on a case of a partially dissolved corpse found in a barrel of acid at the Norfolk Naval Base, and calls in the Major Case Response Team to help him. As the investigation continues, it soon becomes apparent that the killer took steps to prevent the body from being identified. Gibbs quickly comes to believe that the motive for the brutal murder was identity theft and his suspicions are further confirmed when it is revealed that although a submariner is dead, no one has been reported missing, leading Gibbs to believe that an impostor is on one of the submarines. Tony, Abby, and McGee are tasked with identifying the deceased, while Gibbs and Kate are sent underwater on a submarine to vet five possible suspects, one of whom might have been responsible for the murder and to also prevent a possible sarin attack from taking place.|
|8||8||"Minimum Security"||Ian Toynton||Philip DeGuere, Jr. & Donald P. Bellisario||November 25, 2003||108||12.71|
|The team heads for Cuba when Ducky and Gerald discover that a dead translator from Gitmo they have been working on has a stomach full of emeralds. NCIS Special Agent Paula Cassidy turns out to be deceitful to Tony when he is ordered to investigate her involvement, while Gibbs and Kate try to discover where the emeralds came from, how they ended up in their translator's stomach, and prevent the assassination of an important prisoner with links to Osama Bin Laden.|
|9||9||"Marine Down"||Dennis Smith||John C. Kelley||December 16, 2003||109||12.03|
|The team is called to investigate when a dead Marine's wife receives a phone call from her husband who supposedly died under suspicious circumstances. However, the case is complicated when someone impersonates the Marine's CO and Tony. As the investigation continues, the Marine turns up embalmed, having been killed two days after his funeral supposedly took place. Gibbs suspects CIA involvement, and the team soon find themselves tracking a rogue operative who killed the first Marine as a part of a cover-up in regards to a classified mission that ended in disaster and is now attempting to kill off the dead Marine's partner to make sure that the investigation is wrapped up while he flees with the money the CIA previously paid in an attempt to save the two kidnapped Marines. As such, the team find themselves racing against the clock as they attempt to rescue the deceased Marine's partner before another murder takes place and take down the rogue CIA agent once and for all.|
|10||10||"Left for Dead"||James Whitmore Jr.||Teleplay by: Don McGill & Donald P. Bellisario|
Story by: Don McGill
|January 6, 2004||110||14.51|
|Kate immediately develops a close, personal bond with a young woman (Sherilyn Fenn) suffering from amnesia after she wakes up and crawls from her grave in a national park following a possible murder attempt. Her memory is completely blank but the woman or "Jane Doe" claims to remember that a bomb is present on a Navy ship and that people will die unless it is found, leading Gibbs and the team on a hunt for the bomb and also to find Jane's true identity. But unknown to Kate and the team, Jane is actually lying to Kate as she is already beginning to secretly remember her past and is probably planning something to strike back against her employers, something that might end in bloodshed not only for her but could affect Gibbs and his team as well.|
|11||11||"Eye Spy"||Alan J. Levi||George Schenck & Frank Cardea & Dana Coen||January 13, 2004||111||14.00|
|NCIS is called in to investigate the murder of a naval officer at Little Creek Naval Base following an anonymous tip-off. McGee manages to track the tip-off to Langley, suggesting that the CIA has been spying on the base. Gibbs and Kate follow the tip-off, coming across a witness who leads the team to several possible suspects. At first the murder seems to be tied in with work the officer was involved in, but Gibbs soon begins to suspect that the motive for the death might not actually be espionage-related and that someone else might be the true killer.|
|12||12||"My Other Left Foot"||Jeff Woolnough||Jack Bernstein||February 3, 2004||112||12.31|
|When the severed leg of a marine is discovered in a dumpster, Gibbs and the team immediately run into a problem – identifying who the leg belongs to and finding the rest of his body. Kate and Tony are ordered to find the marine's place of burial and exhume the body, only to discover that the marine to whom the leg belongs to was apparently cremated years ago by a very distraught woman claiming to be the deceased marine's sister. Gibbs talks to an old Marine buddy of his and discovers that there is more to this "sister" than meets the eye. The NCIS team decide to investigate closer to home where they uncover a mother and daughter who are both guarding a deep secret.|
|13||13||"One Shot, One Kill"||Peter Ellis||Gil Grant||February 10, 2004||113||13.18|
|When an over-embellishing marine recruiter is killed, the NCIS team quickly discover that a highly intelligent and skilled sniper was behind the attack. Initially, the team believes the sniper had a grudge against the recruiter, but when a second attack occurs the investigation takes on a wider scope and as a result, the FBI are called in, bringing Gibbs into direct conflict with his old friend Fornell. After hitting several dead ends, the team realize that the killer had left a "calling card" in the form of a white feather at each scene and was most likely targeting recruiters in revenge for being rejected by the Corps. Hoping to lure out the killer, Gibbs dons his old Marine uniform and takes over the recruitment office with Kate as his new "commanding officer", while DiNozzo and the FBI team lie in wait.|
|14||14||"The Good Samaritan"||Alan J. Levi||Jack Bernstein||February 17, 2004||114||13.49|
|A local county sheriff calls in NCIS upon discovering a murdered lieutenant commander by the roadside, quickly followed by the murder of a civilian contractor two counties over. As the team struggle to find a motive or suspects for either case, another murder occurs; this time a naval aviator. Ducky points out that while the murders appear to follow the same modus operandi and seem to have been carried out by a serial killer, some elements are different, indicating that the murders were not carried out by the same individual which suggests that there is a copycat on the loose. A DNA sample draws suspicion onto the widow of the third victim, but she has an iron-clad alibi, leaving Gibbs and the team with a complex investigation and many loose ends to tie up.|
|15||15||"Enigma"||Thomas J. Wright||John C. Kelley||February 24, 2004||115||12.14|
|Gibbs puts his career on the line after finding out that a marine colonel, William Ryan (Terry O'Quinn) who also happens to be his former CO has absconded from Iraq with two million dollars, and returned to the States under an assumed name. The FBI, led by Fornell, believe that he staged the ambush and stole the money for himself while Gibbs denies the claim, believing he is innocent. Ryan later contacts Gibbs, and explains that he has discovered a conspiracy to siphon funds out of Iraq for use on black ops while vehemently denying any responsibility. Gibbs finds himself in a delicate situation as he realizes that Ryan is mentally unstable after the latter kept mentioning a "Lt. Cameron", Gibbs's former company XO who had died in his arms years ago. Gibbs later learns that Lt. Cameron is alive, but only in Ryan’s head and is working with Ryan to stop the conspiracy. After being arrested for "pissing off the FBI", Gibbs, along with Fornell, set out to discover the truth behind the Colonel's claims in a tense standoff and discover that Ryan had indeed been framed. With the truth out and the standoff over, Ryan is admitted into a mental hospital so that he can be treated for his paranoid schizophrenia.|
|16||16||"Bête Noire"||Peter Ellis||Donald P. Bellisario||March 2, 2004||116||12.82|
|Ducky responds to an emergency call when the Israeli Embassy sends a Royal Navy officer to NCIS for autopsy, only to find a gunman (revealed in later episodes to be recurring antagonist Ari Haswari) inside the body bag. As Ducky, Gerald and eventually Kate are held hostage in the autopsy lab, the director and Gibbs coordinate with an FBI strike team to negotiate their release. Meanwhile, Kate questions herself after she hesitates when presented with an opportunity to kill her captor, while Gibbs and Tony assist with the hostage rescue team. Haswari asks for Gibbs in the autopsy lab and challenges him to try and shoot him.|
|17||17||"The Truth is Out There"||Dennis Smith||Jack Bernstein||March 16, 2004||117||13.29|
|During a rave party, the body of a petty officer falls through the ceiling. Preliminary investigation suggests that the petty officer was killed in the nearby parking lot, and was dressed after his death. Upon checking the victim's room, evidence surfaces that he might have been taking financial bribes or someone else may have been blackmailing him. Gibbs suspects the victim's co-workers of involvement in the death when their separate versions of events are too consistent. Forensic evidence links them to the scene, and they eventually confess that their coworker's death was a result of a prank gone wrong. However, Gibbs believes that the petty officer's death was more than just an accident.|
|18||18||"UnSEALeD"||Peter Ellis||Thomas L. Moran||April 6, 2004||118||10.83|
|A former Navy SEAL convicted of double homicide escapes from Leavenworth, resulting in Kate and McGee being assigned to protect the son and in-laws of the escaped prisoner. During the night, the SEAL breaks into the house to see his son before fleeing, leaving Todd tied to a chair and unarmed, her weapon having been taken by the SEAL as a form of protection and to be possibly used in another crime of some sort. Using her profiling skills, Kate theorizes that he may actually be innocent and had discovered the identity of the real killer while in jail. At headquarters, the team has to contend with the antagonistic defense and prosecution attorneys, one of which is Lt. Commander Faith Coleman as they review the evidence in order to find the real murderer before the SEAL delivers his own brand of justice: revenge.|
|19||19||"Dead Man Talking"||Dennis Smith||George Schenck & Frank Cardea||April 27, 2004||119||11.64|
|Special Agent Chris Pacci is brutally murdered while investigating a cold case, prompting a guilt-ridden Gibbs to step in and take over the case while attempting to find Pacci's killer. Picking up from where Pacci left off with McGee's assistance, the team follows the trail of millions of dollars embezzled by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Hamilton Voss (who died before trial), and is led to a mysterious woman named Amanda Reed (Jamie Luner) who seems to appear near wherever Voss has been stationed. The agents take shifts conducting a stake-out on the woman's house, until Tony is caught raiding the mailbox. Forced to improvise, he introduces himself as a resident of the neighborhood and strikes up a conversation based on what he had heard via surveillance. This gives him a chance to get close to the suspect in order to find out more, as he goes on a successful date with her. Meanwhile, Abby makes a shocking discovery which turns the direction of the case and will give Kate something to mock Tony about for time to come.|
|20||20||"Missing"||Jeff Woolnough||John C. Kelley||May 4, 2004||120||10.13|
|The disappearance of a marine from a bar draws NCIS in to investigate, and it is discovered that several marines from the same unit have also vanished under similar circumstances. When skeletal remains of one of the missing men is found chained to a pipe in a small sewer room, Gibbs begins to suspect the unit CO (the only team member not dead or missing) as a serial killer. However, when Tony vanishes while tailing the CO from the unit, the investigation takes on a more frantic pace and McGee is called back in from Norfolk to help as Gibbs and Kate work against the clock to find Tony before it is too late. Tony wakes up in a room with the missing marine. Unfortunately, their only hope of finding Tony and the missing marine alive is an uncooperative journalist. Tony and the marine escape their cell and make their way through the sewer system, and soon come across his teammates; however, he and the marine are forced to keep moving because the killer is right behind them. The team ultimately uncovers a shocking truth about some petty matters of the EOD unit gone wrong over 12 years ago and that the survivor of the fatality was the serial killer. When Tony and the marine become cornered, the killer reveals herself, wanting revenge for what happened to her friends. It is further proved when she shots and kill's the unit CO in front of DiNozzo's eyes; however, thanks to DiNozzo and the team, they save the missing marine.|
|21||21||"Split Decision"||Terrence O'Hara||Bob Gookin||May 11, 2004||121||11.07|
|As Ducky meets his new assistant, Jimmy Palmer who is replacing the injured Gerald Jackson, Gibbs and the team handle the case of a marine found impaled on a tree stump after being shot with a SMAW. The investigation uncovers the sale of decommissioned military weapons on the black market. Tony goes undercover and meets the buyer, only to stumble into an undercover ATF operation. Working with ATF Special Agent Stone, Gibbs poses as a weapons supplier to complete the deal, and must double-cross everyone in order to find the corrupt person at the center of the investigation, and the one responsible for the marine's death.|
|22||22||"A Weak Link"||Alan J. Levi||Jack Bernstein||May 18, 2004||122||10.39|
|Routine training results in the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL lieutenant just days before he was due to deploy on a classified hostage rescue operation. The death is initially dismissed as an equipment malfunction, but Abby discovers that the link attaching the lieutenant to his rappelling rope was made of a weaker material than factory standard, suggesting sabotage and potentially murder. Pressure is applied by the CIA for the investigation to be wrapped up within 38 hours so the operation can continue or else the entire mission, which is of national security importance, will be scrubbed. As the case goes on, Gibbs discovers that the lieutenant had a secret, and that his wife might be holding back vital information about his death. Meanwhile, Abby deals with her relationship with McGee.|
|23||23||"Reveille"||Thomas J. Wright||Donald P. Bellisario||May 25, 2004||123||10.86|
|As Gibbs's obsession with tracking down the infiltrator who held Todd and Ducky hostage in "Bête Noire" begins reaching new heights, the team grow more concerned about him. But when Kate is kidnapped and reunited with the terrorist, Gibbs's anger goes into overdrive as he pushes McGee and Tony to find out more information about the man responsible, not realizing that Kate's life might be in great danger.|
|NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Services- The Complete First Season|
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|June 6, 2006||July 24, 2006||August 10, 2006|
2006 in home video is considered something of a watershed for home media technology, with VHS being phased out as Blu-ray fought to replace the presently dominant DVD format. 2006 marked the end of the VHS era with the release of A History of Violence, the last VHS release for a major Hollywood film. Major retailers were switching to DVD-only sales while tapes were being sent to discount stores. This time marked the beginning of a major format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD which would be quickly won by Blu-ray.Abby Sciuto
Abigail "Abby" Sciuto is a fictional character from the NCIS television series on CBS Television, and is portrayed by Pauley Perrette. In a season 10 episode entitled "Hit and Run", a young Abby was played by Brighton Sharbino in flashbacks. Like Jethro Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo, and Dr. Donald Mallard, Abby was introduced in the episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" of the television show JAG (which together served as the backdoor pilot for NCIS), and, up until May 2018, appeared in every episode of NCIS, in addition to being featured on the show's spin-offs, NCIS: Los Angeles (two episodes) and NCIS: New Orleans (two episodes). The role has made Perrette one of the most popular actresses on U.S. primetime television in 2011, according to Q Score.
Abby is a forensic scientist at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard, with expertise in ballistics, digital forensics, and DNA analysis. In the first episode of the seventh season, "Truth or Consequences", DiNozzo, while under the influence of a truth serum, describes her as "a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron smothered in contradictions in terms. Sleeps in a coffin. Really, the happiest Goth you'll ever meet." Her gothic style of dress and her interest in death and the supernatural contrast with her generally hyperactive demeanor and enthusiasm about her work.On October 4, 2017, Perrette announced that she would be departing the show at the conclusion of season 15. CBS aired her final episode on May 8, 2018.Anthony DiNozzo
Anthony D. "Tony" DiNozzo, Jr. is a fictional character in the CBS TV series NCIS portrayed by American actor Michael Weatherly. An original character created by producer Donald P. Bellisario, he is credited in 306 episodes of the series, appearing in 305. He has also made guest appearances on the spin-offs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.
The character is scripted as the senior field agent of the fictional Major Case Response Team (MCRT) led by Gibbs. A former police detective, he is athletic and charismatic—at least, when not being snarky/smarmy. He describes himself as a former jock, and often leads crime scene investigations; when not at work he is a movie buff. Over the course of the show, he carries a few storylines, namely an undercover assignment that carries through Season 4 and into Season 5. Throughout the show, he is renowned for providing comic relief for an otherwise serious drama show, regularly spouting movie trivia, especially in the early seasons, and being a womanizer who fears commitment. The death of Sasha Alexander's character, Ex-Secret Service Agent turned NCIS agent Caitlin Todd, in the second-season finale and his relationship with Cote de Pablo's character, Mossad officer turned NCIS agent Ziva David, who is introduced in the third season, becomes fundamental to his subtle shift in attitude.
The character drew mixed reactions from the audience. According to Bellisario, Tony was often criticized by the female audience at the beginning of the show's run for his chauvinism. This softened after Weatherly decided to tone down that aspect of his portrayal, and afterwards the character was better received. Critics continued to be both amused and annoyed by his "charming goofball" persona, and his "will they/won't they" relationship with Ziva later became popular among viewers. By 2011, Weatherly was listed among the top 10 most popular actors on primetime television, according to Q Score.In January 2016, Weatherly and CBS confirmed Season 13 would be DiNozzo's last as a series regular. In the show, DiNozzo leaves after finding out he has a daughter with his former partner and Special Agent, Ziva David, who apparently died in a mortar attack on her home in Israel. DiNozzo leaves NCIS in order to "look for some answers" and to care for their daughter.Bud Roberts
Bud J. Roberts Jr. is a fictional character in the JAG TV series (played by Patrick Labyorteaux), created by Donald P. Bellisario as a work-for-hire for Paramount Television.
Bud Roberts made two apperances in the first season of JAG before becoming a regular part of the Ensemble cast for the next nine seasons of JAG. Bud Roberts has also appeared three times on NCIS, two of them long after JAG had ended.Bête noire
Bête noire ("black beast") is a French idiom referring to something that is strongly disliked or avoided.
Bête noire may also refer to:
Bête Noire (album), an album by British singer Bryan Ferry, released on Virgin Records in November 1987
Bête Noire (comics), a comic anthology
La Bête Noire (comics), a comic book
Bête Noire, an NCIS (season 1) episodeDavid McCallum
David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the American television series NCIS.High Seas
High Seas may refer to:
High Seas (film), 1929 British film
High Seas (album), 2001 album by Trailer Bride
"High Seas" (NCIS), episode of American television series NCIS season 1JAG (season 8)
The eighth season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 24, 2002, and concluded on May 20, 2003. The season, starring David James Elliott and Catherine Bell, was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions.
The two episodes, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" also introduced the team who would later go on to appear in the first ever spin-off series for the NCIS franchise.JAG (season 9)
The ninth season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 26, 2003, and concluded on May 21, 2004. The season, starring David James Elliott and Catherine Bell, was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions.
JAG Season 9 aired alongside NCIS (season 1).Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a fictional character of the CBS TV series NCIS, portrayed by Mark Harmon. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper turned special agent who commands a team for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Gibbs is the most accomplished marksman on the team and the most skilled at handling violent standoffs; he depends on his other agents heavily for technical forensics and background checks. He is patient but firm with his team and has little patience for bureaucracy; he commands most other main characters—including his current staff Timothy McGee, Ellie Bishop, Nick Torres and Jacqueline Sloane and previous staff Caitlin Todd (killed in the line of duty), Anthony DiNozzo (left to look after his newly found daughter), Ziva David (presumably killed after leaving NCIS; later revealed to have gone into hiding), Alexandra Quinn (left to look after her sick mother) and Clayton Reeves (killed defending Abby Sciuto). Leroy Jethro Gibbs was born in 1954 as confirmed in the episode "Date with Destiny", in which he visits Shannon's grave and the date is shown on the headstone.List of NCIS characters
NCIS is an American police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The series was created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill as a backdoor pilot with the season eight episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" of JAG. The series premiered on September 23, 2003 featuring an ensemble cast which has included: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Lauren Holly, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito, Duane Henry, Maria Bello, and Diona Reasonover.List of NCIS episodes
NCIS and its characters were originally introduced in a two-part episode of the CBS television series JAG in April 2003. The show premiered on September 23, 2003, in the United States.Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, and executive produced by Bellisario, Shane Brennan, Gary Glasberg, and George Schenck & Frank Cardea, NCIS stars Mark Harmon as Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, in charge of NCIS' Major Case Response Team. Based out of Washington, D.C., the team includes special agents Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander), Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), Eleanor Bishop (Emily Wickersham), Alexandra Quinn (Jennifer Esposito), and Nicholas Torres (Wilmer Valderrama), forensic specialists Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) and Kasie Hines (Diona Reasonover), medical examiners Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) and Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum), medical examiners assistant Gerald Jackson (Pancho Demmings) and SIS attaché Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry). Operational psychologist Dr Jacqueline Sloane (Maria Bello) assists the team during troubled times, while successive Directors Tom Morrow (Alan Dale), Jennifer Shepard (Lauren Holly), and Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) command from on-high.
On April 11, 2019, the series was renewed for a seventeenth season. As of April 16, 2019, 374 episodes of NCIS have aired.List of NCIS home video releases
The following is a complete list of Home media releases for the CBS television series NCIS. The first nine seasons have been released on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4. In Germany (Region 2), season 1–4 and 6–8 were released in two separate sets for each season. The first season DVD release omits the introductory episodes that aired as part of the eighth season of JAG. The JAG Season 8 DVD set was released in Region 1 on March 17, 2009, in Region 2 on June 21, 2010, and Region 4 on August 5, 2010. All releases are distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.NCIS (TV series)
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes 20 and 21: "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown"). The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has aired fifteen full seasons and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the NCIS franchise. It is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–present), and is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.
NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS during season one; "Navy" was later dropped from the title as it was redundant (the "N" in "NCIS" stands for "Naval"). In season six, a two-part episode led to a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles. A two-part episode during the eleventh season led to a second spin-off series, NCIS: New Orleans. While initially slow in the ratings, barely cracking the Top 30 in the first two seasons, the third season showed progress, consistently ranking in the top 20, and by its sixth season, it became a top five hit, having remained there since. In 2011, NCIS was voted America's favorite television show in an online Harris Poll. The series finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during the 2012–13 TV season. On April 11, 2019, NCIS was renewed for a seventeenth season, Diona Reasonover joined the main cast in season sixteen, following the departures of Duane Henry and Pauley Perrette.USS Decatur (DD-936)
See USS Decatur for other ships of the same name.The fourth USS Decatur (DD-936) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy in service from 1956 to 1983. She was named for Commodore Stephen Decatur USN (1779–1820). Decatur was modernised as a guided missile destroyer in the mid-1960s and re-designated DDG-31. After her decommissioning in 1983, she operated as the U.S. Navy's Self Defense Test Ship from 1994 to 2003. She was finally sunk as a target the following year.USS Paul F. Foster
USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964), named for Vice Admiral Paul F. Foster USN (1889–1972), is a Spruance-class destroyer built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was commissioned on 21 February 1976 and decommissioned on 27 March 2003. She is now ex-Paul F. Foster, serving as a Self Defense Test Ship for experimental U.S. Navy weapons and sensors.Yankee White (NCIS)
"Yankee White" is the first episode in the first season of the American crime drama television series NCIS. It first aired on CBS in the United States on September 23, 2003. The episode is written by Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill and directed by Donald P. Bellisario, and was seen by 13.04 million viewers.While on Air Force One, a Navy Commander tasked with carrying the "football" dies under mysterious circumstances, forcing an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas but while his death is originally thought be to a tragic accident, NCIS eventually uncovers evidence suggesting the commander was murdered and that it might be connected to a possible assassination attempt on the President of the United States.
The episode introduces Caitlin "Kate" Todd (as a replacement for NCIS agent Vivian "Viv" Blackadder), and FBI Agent Tobias Fornell, who would later become a major recurring character of the show. The rest of the team were all introduced in a double episode of JAG season 8, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown".
The episode title (Yankee White) is the administrative nickname for a background check conducted on Department of Defense personnel and prospective US citizens.
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