NCIS Re-Signs Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette For Seasons 10-11

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NCIS fans can breathe a sigh of entertaining relief.

Television's top-rated scripted series has re-signed a trio of key cast members for NCIS Season 10 and the inevitable Season 11. Deadline confirms that Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette all agreed to terms on new contracts with CBS and won't be going anywhere for at least two years.

The stars, of course, portray Tony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee and Abby Sciuto, respectively.

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Rocky Carroll also re-upped with the series last month, while Brian Dietzen was promoted to series regular.

NCIS returns with new episodes on September 25, as the CBS fall premiere schedule was released today.

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I do not believe in the word perfect unless its to talk about God

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I guess Tony is perfect for fans who are happy for him to always be portrayed as inferior to, out done, and put down week after week by Ziva and Gibbs. Some of us Tony fans remember and yearn for the old NCIS days when Tony was portrayed as brilliant, independent, confident, dangerous, funny (not the self humiliating variety) nearly equal to, respected, and trusted by Gibbs and the team. (Like in episodes like Chained, Bait, or Missing) Those days are gone. The writers now seem to use Tony to force the shows two fanwanked characters to shine by comparison. He's just there to ramp up Gibbs and Ziva's super hero status. Tough luck if Tony, and not these two, is your favorite. It's been a sad to see this demotion for us MW/Tony fans.

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ellahqui you are so right tony is tony and he is perfect the way he is.

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ducky must live the team is not complete without him,as Tony character should not change that's is what makes tony in ncis, i don't like Ryan with Gibbs its not cool. i love ncis the best tv series ever

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@ Michael, I agree that NCIS is too safe, making it seem poorly writen. The risk NCIS writers are taking is way off base with the shows original concept making the story-line (if you can call it that) confusing and not watchable, they need to re-visit the past and take the type of daring risk the fans have grown to love about the show.

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To auntie - the problem with letting Tony grow up and be a leader, which is where his character should have headed after the first few seasons, is that once D. Bellasario left, the new showrunner S. Brennan and his producers didn't want two alpha males. They also decided to turn Ziva into a Mary Sue character who could do anything and whose skills grew exponentially. In order to have Gibbs dominate and Ziva be miraculously smart and skilled, they decided to tone Tony's intelligence and skills way down so he wouldn't outshine the two fanwanked characters. The humor also become quite a lot less subtle and clever so now we have week after week of the same formula - Tony says or does something stupid and everyone else makes fun of him. Ziva is particularly vicious, which is apparently to some, a sign of deep love. Go figure. It's a waste of MW's acting talent and Tony's formerly wonderfully interesting character. JMO

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Love the comments and the cast - was never comfortable with the Ryan/Gibbs inter-action, would not be missed - isn't it time Tony was truly team leader sometimes and not all comic relief, didn't peter pan have to grow up. Will always be a fan.

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I think Gerald McRaney would be a good dad for McGee. He has that military look, having played it successfully in the past, and their coloring is similar. McRaney was always a tough guy, which would make having a sensitive, non-athletic genius for a son a sore point. The fact that his son grew up to be taller than him further rankles!!

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One of the best ensemble casts on TV!

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Yea!! I have never been so happy to see "signing news" before!! Wasn't sure who (if any) had gone down with the building. And although I Love NCIS and will watch it as long as it's on, and longer, I agree I don't care for the "child" the writers are making of Tony. He is an amazing actor and deserves better. And I also would love to see Sean get some "meatier more special agent" episodes. He also is an amazing actor. But I love them all!! That's why I watch! And I so want Ducky to "live"....the show would not be the same without him. I know someone said we can't expect the cast to stay the same, and it hasn't, we lost Kate and got Ziva. And it worked. But this far into a series I think it would be damaging for the show. Please writers,write them as caring, fun loving, hard working, competent agents. And I can't not mention Abby and Gibbs....Love, Love, Love them :) And Palmer congrats on finally getting the recognition you deserve. That's all for now...except NCIS ROCKS!!!!!

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NCIS Quotes

[voiceover] Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

McGee

Abby: It's okay. Breena's fine. Breathe. Good. Now hurry up and get to the hospital because Breena is in labor.
McGee: Jimmy? Did you hear what she said? She just said Breena's having a baby. I think you broke him.