NCIS is in its ninth season, has already been renewed for its tenth, and is still going strong. One reason for that is the show's strong cast. While contracts are still up in the air for some of the cast, David McCallum will definitely be back for more next season.
More Ducky in Seasons 10 and 11!
According to Deadline, "David McCallum has closed a new two-year deal with series producer CBS TV Studios to continue on the long-running CBS procedural." Michael Weatherly (DiNozzo), Pauley Perrette (Abby), and Sean Murray's (McGee) contracts are all "up at the end of this season." Those three are "all in various stages of negotiations." It's hard to imagine the show without any of its cast. Mark Harmon, McCallum, Weatherly, and Perrette are the four who have been around since the very beginning, Murray came in the first season, and Cote de Pablo joined the team in the third. Even Brian Dietzen, who plays Ducky's assistant Jimmy Palmer, is a big part of the cast (though he wasn't the first ME's assistant), and Rocky Carroll has fit right in as the latest Director. Each member is an important part of the team.
NCIS consistently brings in millions of viewers each week, and that is down to the storylines, writing, and the cast. While it's likely everyone will be back, with the news that McCallum has signed onÂ—and not just for season 10, which is official, but for season 11, which, if the show continues like it has, should be an easy decision for CBSÂ—fans will continue to get to listen to Ducky's anecdotes in autopsy. It wouldn't be the same show without them.
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