Articles for NCIS Season 8

NCIS is back. I wish last night‘s episode had more twists. It wasn‘t completely predictable but it was close. It wasn‘t bad! You can go someplace often and still enjoy it. This episode covered a lot of ground fast. If you dropped the remote you probably missed a bit. I‘ll do my best to fill you in. Read more »
After a surprising Monday that saw most new shows succeed (with the exception on FOX‘s Lone Star, which is already on death watch), Tuesday was a lot more stable. Since it‘s the night that features some of the biggest returning champions (NCIS and Dancing with the Stars), this should come as no surprise.  Read more »
If you want to be taught about NCIS, who better to learn from than Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team? Some young wannabes are assigned to them. Now wouldn‘t that bother you? Some kids under your feet? Isn‘t that the reason for sitters?In "Worst Nightmare" it looks like a field trip when three student interns spend a week with the team. Gibbs allowing interns? Isn‘t that surprising? Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) thinks so. Read more »
Sizzle SizzleTonight‘s NCIS episode has a "Short Fuse." It starts with a bang.Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey shoots an intruder in her home. There she was entertaining a deputy assistant director of the FBI and someone breaks in. She grabs her gun, tiptoeing down the stairs in her nightie. Did I mention she was "entertaining" Gary Tolin of the FBI? Nudge nudge, say no more. Read more »
"Cracked" wasn‘t our typical NCIS Halloween episode. It was, however, a treat for Abby Sciuto fans. We got to see our favorite goth gal in action. Sweet.Wrong CalculationNavy Lieutenant Clea Thorson is running away from something. She looks back over her shoulder but no one seems to be pursuing her. She steps in front of a bus and is killed. The NCIS crew arrives on the scene. Lt. Thorson has complex calculations written on her body. Paper in short supply? When Clea is brought to Dr. Ducky Mallard‘s autopsy table, Abby (Pauley Perrette) photographs the writing. She says she sees a pattern to it. Read more »
Did you hear the one about the radio talk show host who was shot while on the air? It was No. 1 on the charts ... with a bullet.In "Dead Air," radio host Adam Gator and his guest are gunned down during a live broadcast of Gator‘s show. Some guys will do anything for ratings. Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
It‘s November and time for sweeps and reunions at NCIS. Robert Wagner returns as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in "Broken Arrow." He‘s handsome, charming and living the life only he can dream of. The guy drives his son Anthony DiNozzo Jr. (Michael Weatherly) crazy. What fun for us.Prodigal FatherTonight‘s victim is found in a dumpster at Annapolis by his old friend Admiral C. Clifford Chase (Bruce Boxleitner). The unfortunate fellow in with the trash is retired Naval Commander Woody Iverson. Not long before, this Iverson was riding in a private jet belonging to his employer Royce Global Group, an international mining and shipping company. Read more »
In "Enemies Foreign" Mossad head, Eli David (Michael Nouri) has come to Washington. Not to visit his daughter Ziva (Cote de Pablo). This pair are as estranged as ever the word meant. How would you feel if your father left you in the dessert to die, hmm? Eli is in town ostensibly to attend an NCIS review conference -- something he could have done via video. So why come to America? Read more »
Christmas on NCIS brings us no body. No grisly murder. No funny Tony DiNozzo! What kind of holiday is this? In "False Witness," Petty Officer Jerry Neisler is witness to the tragic murder of a young woman. Threats have been made, one via DVD showing a knife to his throat while he‘s sleeping. Jerry needs to go into hiding. Read more »
The tree is down, the ornaments put away, the champagne drunk and NCIS is back on the tube. Did you miss it? In "Ships in the Night," a lovely dinner cruise is the location for murder.  Read more »
It‘s a busy day for TV news. There is a major cast shakeup at NBC, a three-year renewal on CBS and a record-breaking night in the ratings for NCIS.  Read more »
"Recruited" shines a light on two issues needing illumination. The first is the policy of "Don‘t ask, don‘t tell." The other is Alzheimer‘s disease. This week‘s NCIS treats both well. Don‘t AskDr. Walter Magnus is the wonderful, funny Bob Newhart. Magnus returns to the offices of NCIS. He was the predecessor to Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum) and is there as his guest.Recruiter Navy Petty Officer First Class Simon Craig has taken a big tumble down some high school‘s stairs. He has multiple contusions and a crushed skull. He was also trampled by someone wearing a work boot. A sliver of wood was found in Craig‘s wound. Read more »
Did you know BuddyTV is on Facebook? Did you know we have show specific Facebook Fan Pages too? Well, now is the perfect time to check them out because we‘re currently hosting a big sweepstakes for our old and new fans alike. The prizes: Grand Prize: a 32-inch Flat Screen TVSecond Prize: a $100 iTunes Gift CardThird Prize: 10 lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card  Read more »
Last night, NBC‘s The Voice proved its worth, fellow singers in Glee fared well and the Dancing stars hit a new low.The Voice, in its second week, saw a 10% increase in viewership from last week, with 12.68 million total viewers. This show has got chops -- and it needs them. It goes up against dominating force Dancing with the Stars, which saw a definite decrease last night. The ABC reality juggernaut‘s viewership was down 19% to 15.6 million, a season low. It looks like The Voice is a viable contender for Tuesday nights, because it‘s definitely sapping viewers from the DWTS results show. What do you think? Does The Voice have what it takes to overtake Dancing with the Stars? Or is it just beginner‘s luck? Read more »
Last week, we saw NBC‘s The Voice make a promising leap forward in ratings. But last night, The Voice, as well as a score of other shows, dipped in ratings. Read more »
Last year CBS shook up its schedule by moving two of its strongest performers, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and now the network is doing it again.CBS has revealed its fall 2011 schedule, and the biggest changes come with moves for two of the networks biggest dramas, CSI and The Good Wife. After years of anchoring Thursday nights, the original CSI is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm, where it will no doubt try to kill Law and Order: SVU once and for all.  Read more »
CBS‘ drama The Good Wife proved its worth last night, and reaffirmed to viewers why it‘s being renewed for a third season. The season finale was up from last week, and beat last season‘s finale by a hefty margin.Up 25% from last week‘s episode, The Good Wife had a respectable 12.44 million viewers for its season finale last night, easily beating last season‘s finale. And with CBS moving the show to a new night and critics praising it, it‘s obvious that the show is building up steam. Are you excited for TGW‘s third season? Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of NCIS, "Baltimore."High Five Highlights:1. The Port-to-Port Killer seems to have claimed another victim as Gibbs and the team are called out to a scene with a strikingly similar M.O.2. The case becomes personal for Tony when he recognizes the victim as his former Baltimore P.D. partner, Danny Price. Tony and Gibbs worry their friends and family are in danger.3. Ducky gets an e-mail from Abby informing him of a typo in one of his internal reports. Due to this typo, Ducky recognizes there is a difference between this case and the Port-to-Port cases. The knot used in this murder was the one in Ducky‘s mistyped report, not the one used by the real Port-to-Port Killer. The team has a copycat on their hands!4. After finding his lost cell phone, Tony retrieves a voice mail left by Danny from two days before. Using this and the new evidence of a copycat, the team discovers the killer is in fact Tony and Danny‘s former boss at the Baltimore Police Department, Major Raimey. He had killed Danny to prevent him from telling authorities about the Major‘s involvement in a money laundering operation he had also been involved in.5. After talking to each other, Ducky and Abby realize that it was not Abby who sent the e-mail to Ducky; it was actually the Port-to-Port Killer tipping them off! Read more »
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over now that American Idol has wrapped up, so it‘s time to look back and see what shows and networks were the big winners and losers of the year. Deadline has two fantastic lists ranking over 140 shows in terms of total viewers and the strong demographic of 18-49-year-olds. A quick look at the list for total viewers reveals that reality competitions and CBS crime procedurals are still in power, taking the top 12 spots on the list.  Read more »