CBS announced on Monday that Rocky Carroll (Director Leon Vance), David McCallum (Dr. Donald Mallard), Sean Murray (Agent Timothy McGee) and Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto) have all signed new deals with the network that will keep them with the show through season 13 of the long-running naval crime procedural.
NCIS co-stars Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer), Mark Harmon (Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs) and Emily Wickersham (Agent Ellie Bishop) are already under contracts that will keep them with the series for the show’s upcoming season 12.
The only actor on the series who has not yet come to a contract agreement is Michael Weatherly (Agent Tony DiNozzo). Weatherly is currently in negotiations and is expected to close his deal very soon.
The news of the cast’s contract extensions come less than a year after NCIS bid farewell to longtime cast member Cote de Pablo. The actress’ exit came as a shock to many, and the writers bid farewell to her character, Agent Ziva David, in the first two episodes of the current season, season eleven. Wickersham was later cast as Ziva’s replacement, agent Ellie Bishop.
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.
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