CBS Prepping Planted ‘NCIS’ Spinoff Produced By Mark Harmon & Gary Glasberg

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 3:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS is looking to further expand its lucrative NCIS franchise. I’ve learned that the network is working on a planted NCIS spinoff series, which will be introduced in a two-part NCIS episode slated to shoot in … Read More »

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UPDATE: Mark Harmon Inks New ‘NCIS’ Deal, Hit CBS Drama Renewed For Next Season

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 12:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: CBS just confirmed Mark Harmon‘s new contract extension and announced that NCIS has been officially renewed for next season. ”In a world gone niche, NCIS keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television,” said CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves. “NCIS is the type of franchise every company wants in today’s global content ecosystem — high-quality storytelling that generates passionate viewers and drives revenue on every conceivable platform.”

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: CBS has secured the future of its top-rated drama. Mark Harmon, star of the network’s NCIS, has signed a new multiyear deal to continue on the veteran series. With him on board, NCIS‘s renewal for an 11th season becomes a pure formality and an early pickup is expected. Just like they did with Harmon’s previous deal two years ago, the actor, CBS and NCIS producer CBS TV Studios wrapped negotiations early, with this year’s pact signed within a day of the one in 2011, which was announced on February 2 that year.

Details about Harmon’s deal are being kept under wraps. I hear it is likely for two years and gives him a healthy raise over the most recent salary of more than $500,000 an episode, possibly over $700,000 an episode. In addition to starring, Harmon, repped by Paradigm and attorney Barry Axelrod, serves as an executive producer/profit participant on NCIS and has a production deal with CBS TV Studios for his company Wings Prods. Read More »

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CW Picks Up 3 More Drama Pilots, Including J.J. Abrams & Mark Schwahn’s ‘Shelter’

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW today gave the green light to three more drama pilots: J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn’s Shelter; Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain’s The Selection; and Bert Royal’s Joey Dakota, which has Mark Harmon executive producing. That brings the total number of hourlong pilots picked up at the CW this year to … Read More »

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‘NCIS’ Celebrates 200th Episode: TCA

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 5:40pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg said after today’s TCA panel that actor Muse Watson would be among those returning to the long-running series for its 200th episode airing February 7. Watson portrays … Read More »

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The CW Buys Time Travel Musical Based On Israeli Format With Mark Harmon Producing

By | Monday November 7, 2011 @ 8:07am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The CW has bought Danny Hollywood, an hourlong project based on the successful Israeli half-hour series of the same name. Easy A writer Bert V Royal is writing the adaptation and is executive producing with Mark Harmon, Eric & Kim Tannenbaum and Martha Haight for CBS TV Studios. In the time travel fantasy-musical, a young documentary filmmaker travels back in time in order to prevent the death of her ’90s musical idol Danny Hollywood, and finds that the story is even more complicated than she thought. In the original, created and produced by Tmira Yardeni and Ori Gross, the 21st century documentary filmmaker travels back to 1968. The series aired 200 episodes on Yes Stars channel, more than tripping the channel’s average viewership over its run and garnering a 12% market share — six times the channel average — for its finale. (You can watch a trailer here.) Danny Hollywood is distributed internationally by Armoza Formats, whose game show format Still Standing became NBC’s new series Who’s Still Standing?, which premieres December 19. Read More »

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Mark Harmon To Star In USA’s ‘Prey’ Movie

By | Thursday March 3, 2011 @ 5:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network has given the green light to Prey, a two-hour movie starring Mark Harmon, as the cable network continues to expand its original programming portfolio beyond hourlong scripted series.

The film is based on the best-selling Prey series … Read More »

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Mark Harmon Signs New Deal For ‘NCIS’, Hit CBS Drama Renewed For Next Season

By | Wednesday February 2, 2011 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The day, which started great for NCIS, just got even better. Hours after the veteran CBS drama set a new series record in total viewers, 22.9 million, its star Mark Harmon signed a new two-year deal to continue … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Veteran ‘NCIS’ Hits Another Viewership Record: 22.7 Million

Nellie Andreeva

It is amazing for a show in its eighth season to post a series high in today’s fragmented TV universe. It is even more amazing for an eight-year-old show to do it twice. That’s what CBS’ NCIS did last night, … Read More »

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