NCIS is an American action, police procedural series that airs on CBS. The series first premiered on September 23, 2003. It revolves around a fictional team of special agents who belong to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, whose acronym makes up the title of the show. The show investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. It is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘. The series has led to two spin-offs namely ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. Fans of the show will be aware that ‘NCIS’ itself is a spin-off from ‘JAG’ and was introduced in Season 8 of the show. In its freshman season, ‘NCIS’ was referred to as ‘Naval NCIS’ but the word ‘Naval’ was later dropped from the title since it was redundant.
The show is backed by Belisarius Productions, Paramount Network Television (2003–06), CBS Paramount Network Television (2006–09), and CBS Television Studios production companies. David Bellisario and Avery C. Drewe are the producers, while Donald P. Bellisario, Gary Glasberg, Shane Brennan, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Frank Cardea, and George Schenck have served as the executive producers of the show at various points of time. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, ‘NCIS’ has enjoyed massive popularity among fans and has frequently been among the highest rated shows on television.
NCIS Cast: Who is in it?
The main plot of ‘NCIS’ is based on a team of investigators who look into various crimes created by navy personnel. Therefore, the cast is mostly made up of the team members, including Mark Harmon who plays Leroy Jethro Gibbs. David McCallum appears on the show as Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard, Wilmer Valderrama appears as Nicholas Torres, Diona Reasonover plays Kasie Hines, while Jennifer Esposito plays the role of Alexandra Quinn. This is bolstered by the presence of a strong supporting cast.
Over the seasons, the team of investigators has changed and we have seen members join and leave, Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see some new members who will make the dynamic and work environment of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team (MCRT) more interesting.
NCIS Plot: What is it about?
The plot of ‘NCIS’ is centered around the fictional team who are based out of the Washington D.C. field office in the Washington Navy Yard. It serves as the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the US Department of Navy, including the US Marine Corps. The job of the team is to investigate all major crimes and felonies that would be punishable by confinement of more than a year, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.