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Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 5:17PM EDT
Wilmer Valderrama signs deals to return to NCIS and to produce diverse programming for CBS TV Studios
Valderrama will continue playing Special Agent Nick Torres on the CBS drama, while also producing scripted and unscripted projects focused on diversity for CBS Television Studios. “As someone who immigrated to the United States at 14 years old, I am immensely passionate about this opportunity to create engaging and culturally relevant projects with CBS Television Studios,” says Valderrama.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Here are the final 2017-18 broadcast TV rankings: The Big Bang Theory is No. 1, Roseanne is No. 3 in total viewers
The Big Bang Theory averaged 18.63 million total viewers, making it No. 1 for the season. Sunday Night Football was No. 2, Roseanne No. 3, This Is Us No. 4 and NCIS No. 5. Freshman shows Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Report: Pauley Perrette was likely referring to Mark Harmon dog bite incident that kept them apart on NCIS
The Wrap reports that, according to an NCIS insider, Perrette wasn't referring to physical abuse or sexual harassment with her "multiple physical assaults" tweet. She was likely referring to an October 2016 incident in which Harmon's dog bit a crew member, requiring 15 stitches. The dog was allowed to return to the set, despite Perrette's objections, resulting in tension between the actress and Harmon. That's the reason why Abby and Gibbs rarely shared screentime in recent seasons. "The tension between the two stars became so bad after the dog-bite incident that the show came to an arrangement in which the stars never had to be in the same location together," The Wrap reports based on sources. Abby and Gibbs didn't even appear together on her final episode. The Wrap reports that in certain scenes, Abby and Gibbs were edited together "through the magic of television." The Wrap adds that Perrette made up her mind to leave the show before the incident.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Pauley Perrette thanks CBS for NCIS statement
"I want to thank my studio and network CBS. They have always been so good to me and always had my back," she tweeted in response to CBS Television Studios' official response to her tweets implying "multiple physical assaults" on set. CBS TV Studios said in its statement, "Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
NCIS' studio responds to Pauley Perrette's tweets about "multiple physical assaults" on set
Two days after Perrette released a series of tweets that raised concerns about her exit, CBS Television Studios issued the following statement: "Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her. Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
CBS hasn't commented on Pauley Perrette's tweets suggesting she left NCIS after "multiple physical assaults"
Two days after Perrette sent a series of tweets that hinted at on-set assaults, neither CBS nor her representative have responded to inquires asking for comment to clarify what she meant. ALSO: Perrette's ex-husband sues alleging she sent him "handwritten death threats."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Did Pauley Perrette imply she was physically assaulted on NCIS set?
Perrette sent a series of tweets on Sunday in response to tabloid stories about her departure. “Maybe I’m wrong for not ‘spilling the beans’ Telling the story, THE TRUTH," she tweeted early Sunday morning. "I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I.don’t know. Just know, I’m trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime. I’m… Just… ?". In another tweet minutes later, she wrote: "There is a ‘machine’ keeping me silent and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity ‘machine.’ No morals, no obligation to truth, and I’m just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it.”
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
NCIS again tops Roseanne with farewell to Pauley Perrette
About 14.80 million viewers watched Perrette's departure as scientist Abby after 15 seasons. Meanwhile, Roseanne stayed steady with last week's ratings, averaging 10.19 million viewers. ALSO: Michael Weatherly filmed an emotional tribute to Perrette.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
NCIS' Pauley Perrette: "There's never been a character like Abby on television"
Perrette, who exits her beloved forensic scientist role tonight after 15 seasons, says of Abby Sciuto: "She's a brilliant scientist with this whole alternative look to her but she's (also) a good girl with a huge heart. She's a church kid. She bowls with nuns. It's so many things wrapped up into one." Perrette says her final episode will be a "heavy" one, and that she "gave it all I had emotionally." She adds that "Abby's legacy is going to be forever. The effect that she's had around the world, especially in young girls pursuing math and science. There (are) young women out there who've gotten their degrees and are in the field of science and math and forensics because of this TV character." ALSO: How Perrette exited NCIS.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
David McCallum signs on for NCIS Season 16
With the departure of Pauley Perrette, McCallum and Mark Harmon will be the only remaining original cast members next season on the CBS drama.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Roseanne's ratings fall to 10.3 million viewers, losing to NCIS
The ABC revival has lost 43% of the audience from its record-breaking premiere.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Pauley Perrette: My NCIS character has been an inspiration to "young girls around the world"
“It’s been such an incredible journey that this one little fictional television character has, and it is enormous and overwhelming for young girls around the world,” she said on The Talk. “Over the course of 15 years, it started very early, (girls) have modeled themselves after this TV character. It made math and science not only a viable plan for them, but it made it accessible and it made it fun and it inspired these girls."
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Pauley Perrette says "I'm still grieving" over leaving NCIS
"It makes me sad to imagine a world without Abby in it," she said on CBS Sunday Morning. "It really makes me sad."
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
NCIS renewed for Season 16 as Mark Harmon inks a two-year deal
The long-running CBS drama is getting yet another season thanks to Harmon's new deal. “It’s pretty simple – viewers everywhere love NCIS,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement. “This show speaks to viewers of all ages, in all parts of the country and around the world. NCIS’ amazing characters and terrific storytelling result in some of TV’s most passionate fans."
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Pauley Perrette wraps her 15-year run on NCIS
Perrette posted a series of pictures from her last night on set.