Ten fun facts about NCIS
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The series revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown").
The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS.
NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS during season one; "Navy" was later dropped from the title as it was redundant. In season seven, NCIS was joined by a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J.Fact 5
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a retired Marine and a sniper with a Grounds Force Unit. He has been married four times; divorced three times.Fact 6
Abigail Sciuto goes by "Abby." Abby is the team's forensic scientist. Her parents were deaf and have passed away. Abby knows sign language and has a stuffed farting hippo named Bert.Fact 7
In 2011, NCIS was voted America’s favorite television show. The series finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during the 2012–13 TV season.Fact 8
NCIS is set in Washington DC area but is really filmed in Santa Clarita, CA.Fact 9
The use of the black and white stills or black and white clips is purposely intended to add a cinematic feel to the look of the show.Fact 10
In the opening credits, the aircraft carrier going under the bridge is a clip from the opening credits of The Presidio (1988), starring Mark Harmon as a San Francisco police inspector investigating a murder on the Presidio army base in San Francisco. Go to more entertainment facts ❯
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