David McCallum Returning For NCIS Season 8

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Reports have indicated that a number of NCIS cast members are not currently signed on to return for Season Eight next fall, but don't count David McCallum among them.

"I'm sure some of the others are negotiating, but he's not affected by it," says Abe Hoch, manager of the legendary and popular actor who plays medical examiner Ducky.

"He falls into the Mark Harmon-Rocky Carroll category. He's signed on for additional seasons. He's excited to be coming back to the show and can't wait to see everybody."

The status of Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette is unclear.

Of negotiations to renew McCallum's deal that brought the original cast member back for 2010-11, Hoch says, "Certainly it went well for us, and he's happy to be back."

McCallum, who first gamed fame as Russian-born secret agent Illya Kuryakin, in the '60s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., is showing no signs of slowing down at age 76.

Dr. Duck

We're glad Ducky will be back ... chats with corpses and all.

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When is season 8 coming to the UK?? i love NCIS and wouldnt be the same if any of the cast left!


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Mark Harmon has to be the best along with all the team. More of Cote de Costa in that gorgeous blue dress and performing on stage. That scene blew me away. Cheers


Without the whole team back including David McCallum I would be devastated. The best show on TV. Keep it going. Cheers


how about cote de pablo?she's also part of the team, i'm not gonna watch the 8th season without her.


how about cote de pablo?no news about her staying in the show?NCIS isn't complete without her too you know.


If the full team do not return i shall burn my dvd boxset as without them the show is obselete it was bad enough when kate (died) but please im begging you bring back the N.C.I.S team


i am looking forward to watching season 8. regarding the rumor that not all of the team will be back, it is really saddening. well i hope everyone will be back


I know that if the full cast isn't back for season 8 wi willm rarley be watching it. I watch it ALL OF THE TIME and i love it


im a big fan of NCIS i realy like to the full cast back together on the latest season

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