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BTWF: Mark Harmon in 240-Robert
February 26th, 2024 under Before They Were Famous, Mark Harmon/Pam Dawber. [ Comments: none ]

Before Mark Harmon was fighting crime in DC in NCIS, he started out doing it in LA in 240-Robert. How much did you love hearing the 27-year-old sing in that 1979 episode?


Mark Harmon returns to the NCIS franchise with NCIS: Origins
January 5th, 2024 under Mark Harmon/Pam Dawber, NCIS. [ Comments: none ]

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NCIS is taking it back to the beginning for its latest spinoff from the beloved franchise.

Since 2003, we have seen NCIS branch off with NCIS: LA, NCIS: NoLa, NCIS: Hawaii, and NCIS: Sydney. And coming to the 2024-2025 season on CBS, we will see where it all began with NCIS: Origins.

NCIS: Origins begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, narrated by Mark Harmon. In the series, Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NCIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks.

“We are elated and honored to continue the expansion of the NCIS universe in such a unique and unexpected way,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “Viewers can look forward to Mark Harmon returning to CBS to narrate the complex and mysterious backstory of Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ early years in NCIS: Origins, which will build on the rich legacy of this character while reintroducing fan-favorite characters and meeting new ones.”

CBS has not begun to cast the show, so who do you think should play young Leroy Jethro Briggs? I think Gale Harold would be a good choice.

This is the second new series that CBS announced for next season. The first was Watson, based on Sherlock Holmes’ partner, who is back working as a doctor.


Mark Harmon leaves NCIS
October 12th, 2021 under Mark Harmon/Pam Dawber, NCIS. [ Comments: 1 ]

There are shows that are ensembles that can go on without their lead star, and then there are shows that can’t. We will find out in a few months if NCIS can survive without its leader Mark Harmon.

That is because the 70-year-old actor unceremoniously left the drama that he called home for 18 years yesterday.

“As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go,” Steven D. Binder, NCIS Executive Producer/Showrunner, said in a statement. “So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years…never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”

So we might see him again in May for the show’s possible series finale. We shall see. It all depends on how much of a hit it takes in the ratings due to his departure.

Are you going to miss him? And do you think he needed a better send-off? I do, and I don’t watch the procedural.


BTWF: Mark Harmon for Product 19
October 11th, 2021 under Before They Were Famous, Mark Harmon/Pam Dawber. [ Comments: none ]

Before Mark Harmon was a star in his own right, he was doing commercials with his dad, Tom Harmon. He looks the same now as he did when he was 20 in that 1972 ad?


The good news is Mark Harmon will appear on NCIS next season…
June 22nd, 2021 under CBS, Mark Harmon/Pam Dawber, NCIS. [ Comments: none ]

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Mark Harmon is not getting any younger, and you can’t blame him for wanting to spend some time with his wife Pam Dawber instead of filming NCIS. After all, he has been doing the show nonstop since 2003.

Therefore, he signed on to do an 18th season. However, TV Line is reporting that he will only be doing a handful of episodes. When I say handful, a source told them, “It’s going to be in the low single digits.”

His lack of presence on the show is going to be felt big time. So how are they going to handle it? CBS has cast Gary Cole to join the procedural.

I love Cole, two words Office and Space, but this is not the right series for him. Like when Ted Danson and James Van Der Beek joined the CSI franchise. Between his casting and Vanessa Lachey leading NCIS: Hawaii, it is like CBS is ready to move away from NCIS and focus on the FBIs and the new CSI.

How do you feel about it all?


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