NCIS

  • NCIS mothership says farewell to franchise’s ‘north star’ Mark Harmon…

    Adding some fuel to the fire that suggests this could be the last year for record-breaking, top-rated US drama NCIS, its most enduring star, Mark Harmon, aka Leroy Jethro Gibbs, bowed out of the show in  this week’s episode ‘Great Wide Open‘ after solving a final, personal case and...
  • Comma Denominators: Apostrophe’d NCIS variant heads to Hawai’i…

    When a jet-fighter crashes into a Hawai’ian mountainside, Jane Tennant, the head of NCIS’s Pearl Harbor office has to leave her daughter’s baseball game to be flown from the playing-field to the site of the crash. There she has to fight  – very effectively – to assert control of...
  • UPFRONTS: Wolf reigns as networks turn to franchise formula…

    After a crazy year caused by covid, it seems that the major networks want to avoid risks and go with proven formula. In this case, more than ever, that means taking far less chances on new or innovative, niche titles and relying on existing franchise titles and expanding them...
  • NCIS: Adieu to New Orleans… Aloha to Hawaii…

    The NCIS franchise is one of television’s most notable success stories. It all began as a 2002 spin-off from JAG and the main NCIS show led by Mark Harmon (which emerged in 2003) has now eclipsed all other contenders, currently in its eighteenth year.  There have been further spin-offs including...
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