Rocky Carroll Returning to NCIS This Fall

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NCIS cast member Rocky Carroll, who plays the enigmatic agency director Leon Vance, has closed a new deal to remain with the long-running CBS procedural, according to reports.

Carroll will play Vance, who has also appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles, throughout the upcoming season.

It's unclear how often he will appear in NCIS Season 10. Director Vance's prolonged absences were notable at times in Season 9, though he played key roles in a number of episodes.

Whether he appears in a reduced number of installments again remains to be seen, but he'll be back.

NCIS Director Vance Pic

David McCallum (Ducky) recently signed on for another two years with Gibbs and Co., and despite the way the Season 9 finale ended, all indications are that his character will survive.

NCIS mainstays and fan favorites Michael Weatherly (Tony), Pauley Perrette (Abby) and Sean Murray (McGee), are still in negotiations to return next season, but should return as well.

Show-runner Gary Glasberg recently said he has “no doubt that it will all work out” to bring the cast back intact, and Weatherly's contract negotiations also dragged out two years ago.

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@ Guest 1, 2 and 3:
I like your posts’. (Though I have a feeling you are the same person). I think that all the personal romance going on with the show has gotten in the way of what the show is really about. Gibbs the older, wiser Special Agent who pulls every string to push his team to be better, faster, and more agile then the bad guy, and I miss the real head slaps to everybody. Missing are the snippets of each team member’s personal lives during the show that keep us interested just enough, so that we wanted to know more. Now we get an entire episode of one member life from birth to present day and nothing to keep us guessing about what makes them tick, because they told us everything already. I miss how they would harass each other while on a case just for fun, so as to break the monotony. I miss the all nighters filled with eating greasy Chinese food or burgers at their computers and then waking up after a rough night of sleeping on the floor. Oh season 10, please be more like that. :/


I love the stand alone stories. Why can't there be more of them. Where have the mystery type stories gone? Please no Tiva, or the like with any of the other characters. I like Vance. I would like to learn more about him. Please make Tony DiNozzo stop being an arrogant, smart-ass fool. His character is becoming insufferable. We need funny ha ha, not stupidity.


Personally I hope Tiva never happens. I hope McAbby or Gibbs and Ducky with a permanent partner never happens either. Outside romances from time to time would be fine. NCIS is a crime show not a soap opera. I feel they have done enough of that for now. Many other shows have gone down hill because of too much between the sheets stuff with the main characters. I hope season 10 brings more stories like it use to be. Less personal character based.


I like Vance he brings a certain mystery to the team which in intriquing. And i do think they need more crime drama this is a crime show and its intriquing about solving the mystery, this thing with Gibbs and Ryan just needs to go does not fit in at all. Gibbs is the leader of the team


Here a other thing about Tiva Whenever MW makes any comment that's negative about Tiva or Ziva they go nuts all over the internet and say some very unpleasant things about him. MW/Tony aren't that important to Tiva fans anyway and they certainly wouldn't take his wishes into account about it. Tiva is, and always has been, about Ziva and Cote. You only have to read what the Tiva fans say - it's all about Ziva. They don't give a stuff about Michael or Tony. He's just there to service their Tiva fantasies. I was reading a comment on TV guide that a Tiva fan wrote saying who give a ratass about Abby Mcgee gibbs and Ducky all that matters is Tiva


@ Michael, great comment. Next season needs to have a real plot line and not just be a bunch of Tiva, or be entirely about what is haunting one particular team members past the entire season, and absolutely NO MORE of that horrible spin doctor that is controlling Gibbs’ every thought and move. NCIS needs to go back to basics. Gibbs needs to go back to being the leader of the team and stop acting like a dog in heat when a doctor, lawyer, or read head, stairs at him cockeyed. NCIS needs a cohesive storyline next season and get rid of all the slapped together, self loathing conjecture; as Ducky would say.


Well as great as these is I got bad news people Sound like the fanbase nightmare has come true Ziva and Tony will be hooking up on the season 10 permirse and the Show will be Renamed Tiva


If NCIS continues to let director Vance stay on, then the show will make a downward spiral. He needs to be replaced with an actor who can act and is well liked.


just last comment I meant she showed love for McGee not EJ she was nice to EJ but Abby didn't trust her that's it


Abby showed love for McGee and the other team members


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.