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Saturday, February 1, 2014


The popular television series NCIS, which focuses on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, is a top favourite with South African television audiences.

It was voted America’s favourite television show in 2011. Having recently completed its tenth season, it is known for its quality of good performances and scripts.

The fictional characters include the lead, Leroy Jethro Gibbs played by Mark Harmon ,with Michael Weatherly as the suave Anthony DiNozzo who is constantly in competition with Ziva David played by Cote de Pablo. Adding to the well-cast mix is Sean Murray as the computer boffin Timothy McGee while Pauley Perrette is an utter delight as the whacky Abby Sciuto.

In season seven, NCIS led to a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J heading an equally effective team with the diminutive yet inimitable Linda Hunt as the boss.

See NCIS on Mondays at 20h00 and NCIS: Los Angeles on Wednesdays at 20h00 on the Universal Channel on DStv.