NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is a media franchise of American television programs originally created by Donald P. Bellisario and currently broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with military related criminal investigations based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Department of the Navy, which includes the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.
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In 2003, NCIS was introduced via a backdoor pilot, from the TV show JAG with NCIS in turn spinning off NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans in 2009 and 2014, respectively. NCIS: Los Angeles had a proposed spin-off, but it was later not picked up by CBS.
As of May 21, 2019[update], 737 episodes of the NCIS franchise have aired. The main NCIS series is the longest-running show of the franchise which concluded its sixteenth season on May 21, 2019; marking the end of the three shows season.
NCIS, voted America's favorite Television Series in 2011, finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during 2012–13 and is broadcast in over 200 territories worldwide. As of the end of the 2014–15 TV season, NCIS remains TV's most watched drama series. Spin-off NCIS: New Orleans ended its first season as the second most watched drama on CBS, and the fifth most watched series on TV. NCIS: Los Angeles ended its fifth season as the fourth most watched series on TV, and the second most watched drama.
NCIS follows the work of the Major Case Response Team, stationed in Washington, D.C. Supervised by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine Gunnery Sergeant, and a thrice-divorced widower. The team specializes in crime scene examination, and the investigation of murders. Gibbs' team has included Caitlin Todd, who earned her stripes protecting the President as a member of the Secret Service; Anthony DiNozzo, a former Baltimore detective; Timothy McGee, a computer specialist and M.I.T. graduate; Eleanor Bishop, a former NSA security analyst and threat assessment specialist; Nicholas Torres, an undercover operative; Alexandra Quinn, a training officer who supervised the recruitment of Bishop, McGee, David, and Torres; Ziva David, a former Mossad assassin; and Dr Jack Sloane, a no-nonsense senior agent and trained operational psychologist. Primarily dealing with cases along the East Coast, and acting under the supervision of successive NCIS Directors Jenny Shepard and Leon Vance, the team is supported by Abigail Sciuto, a forensic specialist; Kasie Hines, a forensic scientist; Jimmy Palmer, an Assistant Medical Examiner turned Chief Medical Examiner; Ducky Mallard, a seasoned Chief Medical Examiner and NCIS Historian; and Clayton Reeves, an MI-6 officer assigned to liaise with NCIS from the SIS.
NCIS: Los AngelesEdit
The Office of Special Projects is an elite counter-terrorist division of NCIS, and is responsible for threats pertaining to national security, as well as high-profile murders and cases that require undercover work. Under the supervision of Operations Manager Hetty Lange, a master of disguise and prop-artisan, OSP is led by G. Callen, a street kid turned Special Agent with a desire to find out who he is. Callen works alongside Kensi Blye, a forensic specialist and the daughter of a marine; Dominic Vail, an M.I.T. graduate and a computer-whiz; Marty Deeks, an LAPD Detective recruited to serve as liaison to OSP; Nell Jones, an Intelligence Analyst with the highest IQ at NCIS; Eric Beale, an awkward technician and one half of the technical dream-team; Nate Getz, a deep-cover operative and Operational Psychologist seconded to team team; Sam Hanna, a former SEAL and a family man who met his wife on the job; and laconic Assistant Director Owen Granger. The team are overseen both bureaucratically and operationally by Executive Assistant Director for Pacific Operations (EAD-PAC) Shay Mosley.
NCIS: New OrleansEdit
The New Orleans NCIS team is headed by Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride, a seasoned operative known as "King" to his friends. He's a former Sheriff's Deputy with the second highest arrest record in the history of Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office. Tasked with heading a small satellite squad who handle Naval and Marine related cases in Pensacola, Fla., through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle, Pride (and his successor Hannah Khoury) supervises Christopher LaSalle, an agent recruited from the New Orleans Police Department's Vice Division, who is well known for his volunteer work at the children's hospital; Meredith Brody, a senior career agent who earned her stripes afloat, and later became the youngest agent in the history of NCIS Midwest; Sonja Percy, a former undercover ATF agent who joined the team to come in from the dark; and former FBI agent Tammy Gregorio, recruited to the team after heading an investigation into their ethics and operations. Together, the team are assisted by forensics agent Sebastian Lund, who transitioned from the lab to the field; Loretta Wade, a Jefferson Parish coroner and Patton Plame, an NCIS computer specialist.
All of the series were spin off with a two-part episode from another series used as a backdoor pilot.
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Intro||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
|NCIS: New Orleans||Intro||1||2||3||4||5|
In 2012, CBS commissioned a pilot episode for a potential NCIS: Los Angeles spinoff titled NCIS: Red. Written and produced by Shane Brennan, the series would follow "a mobile team of agents who live and work together as they go across the country to solve crimes". On February 6, 2013 John Corbett was cast as retired special agent Roy, the series male lead. Earlier, CBS had confirmed that Miguel Ferrer would join the cast as a series regular, reprising his NCIS: Los Angeles role, while Edwin Hodge had been cast as Kai, an intelligence analyst. On February 8, 2013 Scott Grimes was cast as Dave, and Gillian Alexy was cast as Claire. Kim Raver was the last actor cast in the pilot, playing the lead role of Paris. The pilot episodes, titled "Red" and "Red-2", aired on March 19 and March 26, 2013, during NCIS: Los Angeles' fourth season. On May 15, 2013, CBS announced that the pilot would not be taken to series. On May 21, 2013 CBS President Nina Tassler stated that "sometimes [spinoffs] work and sometimes they don't. Protecting [the franchise] was really important." CBS was reportedly "open to redeveloping the pilot with a new cast attached", though a second franchise appearance by Scott Grimes in 2017 remains the only continuation of Red to date.
This is a complete list of all crossovers, both within the franchise and out of it. All characters, main, recurring, and shared guest stars, are credited.
Within the NCIS franchiseEdit
|Series A||Series A episode title||Air date||Written by||Series B||Actors from series B appearing on series A||Crossover type|
|NCIS||"Legend (Part I)"||April 28, 2009||Shane Brennan||NCIS: Los Angeles||Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Peter Cambor, LL Cool J, Barrett Foa, Brian Avers||Backdoor pilot|
|"Legend (Part II)"||May 5, 2009|
|"Endgame"||November 10, 2009||Gary Glasberg||Kelly Hu||Character appearance|
|"Crescent City (Part I)"||March 25, 2014||NCIS: New Orleans||Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, C. C. H. Pounder||Backdoor pilot|
|"Crescent City (Part II)"||April 1, 2014|
|"Sister City: Part One"||January 5, 2016||Christopher J. Waild||Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Shalita Grant||Two-part episode|
|"Pandora's Box: Part One"||February 14, 2017||Cindi Hemingway (Christopher J Walid credited)||Scott Bakula, Lucas Black|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||"Identity"||September 22, 2009||Shane Brennan||NCIS||Rocky Carroll||Character appearance|
|"Search and Destroy"||October 13, 2009||Gil Grant|
|"Killshot"||October 20, 2009||Shane Brennan||Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette|
|"Pushback"||November 10, 2009||Rocky Carroll|
|"Ambush"||November 17, 2009||Lindsay Sturman|
|"Random on Purpose"||November 24, 2009||Speed Weed||Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette|
|"Hunted"||May 11, 2010||Corey Miller||Rocky Carroll|
|"Callen, G."||May 25, 2010||Shane Brennan||David Dayan Fisher|
|"Familia"||May 17, 2011||Rocky Carroll|
|"Lange, H."||September 25, 2011|
|"Praesidium"||October 13, 2014||Erin Broadhurst, R. Scott Gemmill|
|"Blame it on Rio"||October 19, 2015||R. Scott Gemmill||Michael Weatherly|
|NCIS: New Orleans||"Musician Heal Thyself"||September 23, 2014||Jeffrey Lieber||David McCallum|
|"Carrier"||September 30, 2014||Gary Glasberg||Rocky Carroll, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Meredith Eaton|
|"Breaking Brig"||October 7, 2014||Laurie Arent||Rocky Carroll, Mark Harmon|
|"It Happened Last Night"||October 21, 2014||Jack Bernstein||Rocky Carroll, Joe Spano|
|"The Abyss"||January 13, 2015||Sam Humphrey||Diane Neal|
|"The Walking Dead"||February 3, 2015||David Appelbaum|
|"Rock-A-Bye Baby"||April 14, 2015||Jonathan I. Kidd, Sonya Winton|
|"Touched by the Sun"||October 6, 2015||Laurie Arent||Leslie Hope|
|"Sister City: Part Two"||January 5, 2016||Christopher Silber||Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Emily Wickersham, Brian Dietzen||Two-part episode|
|"Pandora's Box: Part Two"||February 14, 2017||Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama|
|"See You Soon"||September 25, 2018||Mark Harmon||Character appearance|
Outside the NCIS franchiseEdit
|Series A||Series A episode title||Air date||Written by||Series B||Actors from series B appearing on series A||Crossover type|
|JAG||"Ice Queen"||April 22, 2003||Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill||NCIS||Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Alan Dale||Backdoor pilot|
|"Meltdown"||April 29, 2003|
|NCIS||"Hung Out to Dry"||September 30, 2003||Don McGill||JAG||Patrick Labyorteaux||Character appearance|
|"UnSEALeD"||April 6, 2004||Thomas L. Moran||Alicia Coppola|
|"A Weak Link||May 18, 2004||Jack Bernstein||Adam Baldwin|
|"Call of Silence"||November 23, 2004||Roger Director||Alicia Coppola|
|"Hometown Hero"||May 3, 2005||George Schenck, Frank Cardea|
|"Damned If You Do"||May 14, 2013||Gary Glasberg||John M. Jackson|
|"Rogue"||September 20, 2016||Gary Glasberg & Jennifer Corbett||Patrick Labyorteaux|
|"Dark Secrets"||January 9, 2018||George Schenck, Frank Cardea|
|Hawaii Five-0||"Ka Hakaka Maikaʻi"[i]||October 24, 2011||Kyle Harimoto||NCIS: Los Angeles||Daniela Ruah|
|"Pa Make Loa"[ii]||April 30, 2012||Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, R. Scott Gemmill||Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J||Two-night event|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||"Touch of Death"||May 1, 2012||Hawaii Five-0||Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim|
|"Payback"||February 19, 2017||Jordana Lewis Jaffe||JAG||John M. Jackson||Character appearance|
|"Battle Scars"||April 23, 2017||Andrew Bartels and Jordana Lewis Jaffe|
|"Golden Days"||April 30, 2017||Joseph C. Wilson and Lee A.Carlisle|
|"This Is What We Do"||November 19, 2017||R. Scott Gemmill|
|"Cac Tu Nhan"||January 14, 2018|
|"Goodbye Vietnam"||March 11, 2018|
|"The Guardian"||May 12, 2019||David James Elliott|
|"False Flag"||May 12, 2019||Frank Military||David James Elliott, Catherine Bell|
|Scorpion||"True Colors"||October 27, 2014||Elizabeth Beall||NCIS: Los Angeles||Linda Hunt|
The NCIS franchise, born of JAG, shares a television universe with Scorpion (via a direct crossover with Los Angeles), First Monday (via an indirect crossover with JAG), Hawaii Five-0 (via a direct crossover with Los Angeles), MacGyver (via an indirect crossover with Hawaii Five-0), Magnum P.I. (via an indirect crossover with Hawaii Five-0), and JAG itself (via crossovers with NCIS and Los Angeles).
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Hawaii Five-0||MacGyver|
|NCIS: New Orleans||Scorpion|
- In Hawaiian, the title means "The Good Fight".
- In Hawaiian, the title means "Touch of Death".
|NCIS: Los Angeles||"No Crew Is Superior"|
|NCIS: New Orleans||"Boom Boom"|
NCIS: Hidden CrimesEdit
On September 15, 2016, Ubisoft launched a hidden-object mobile game titled NCIS: Hidden Crimes. Developed by Ubisoft in conjunction with CBS Interactive, the game was released for Android & iOS device.
NCIS TV moviesEdit
|Title||Episodes edited together||Air date||Runtime||Source|
|The NCIS Movie: Enemies||"Enemies Foreign" / "Enemies Domestic"||May 20, 2013||1 hr, 20 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie: Judgement Day||"Judgment Day (Part I)" / "Judgment Day (Part II)"||June 10, 2013||1 hr, 40 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie: Legend
|"Legend (Part I)" / "Legend (Part II)"||June 10, 2013||1 hr, 45 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie: Kill Ari||"Kill Ari (Part I)" / "Kill Ari (Part II)"||August 22, 2013||2 hrs|||
|The NCIS Movie: War on Terror||"Engaged (Part I)" / "Engaged (Part II)"||February 1, 2014||1 hr, 20 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie: Payback||"Borderland" / "Patriot Down" / "Rule Fifty-One"||March 1, 2014||2 hrs, 35 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie: Shell Shock||"Shell Shock (Part I)" / "Shell Shock (Part II)"||April 11, 2014||1 hr, 30 mins|||
|Death Wish (Part I & II)||"Shabbat Shalom" / "Shiva"||April 16, 2014 (1)
April 18, 2014 (2)
|1 hr, 40 mins|||
|The NCIS Movie:
Race Against Terror: Hiatus
|"Hiatus (Part I)" / "Hiatus (Part II)"||
||1 hr, 50 mins|||
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