Ten fun facts about NCIS

Fact 1
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.

Fact 2
The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown").

Fact 3
The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS.

Fact 4
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.

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is an American police procedural drama television series.