NCIS Promo For 2011: New Cases, New Faces

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NCIS returns in three weeks (Tuesday, January 11), followed by spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife on CBS, a perpetually dominating lineup for the network.

Some fans occasionally say the show has lost some of its luster over seven-plus seasons, but week in and week out, the procedural earns its #1 ranking in the ratings.

When it comes to seamlessly melding sharp writing, healthy doses of humor, lightning-quick plot developments and intense action, the show may be peerless today.

Here's a new NCIS promo with some classic clips from this fall ...

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NCIS Quotes

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.