Pauley Perrette Signs New Contract, Returning to NCIS

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Any fears that the NCIS gang may be disbanding after seven seasons together are slowly being assuaged. Late last week, Pauley Perrette signed a new contract to stay with the show.

The NCIS cast has been embroiled in an ongoing re-negotiation saga, as many stars' deals were set to expire after the just-completed Season 7. Now, only two remain unsigned.

With the news that Pauley Perrette signed a new, multi-year contract to keep her on NCIS for the foreseeable future, Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray are the only holdouts.

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What Abby wants, Abby gets ... in this case, a new contract!

Perrette, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum reached new contracts to return in recent months, whereas Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo already had deals in place for next season.

As for Weatherly and Murray, they remain at the bargaining table, though they've indicated no real desire to leave, and EW cites a source saying that "both are close re-signing."

Cross your fingers that they do ...

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