With production for NCIS starting in a week, I decided to group all the spoilers from the time Season 10 ended till now. But, before I get to the spoilers, I just have to make a quick reference to the Cote de Pablo petition that is going around, trying to save her job. As of right now, they have a little over 5,000 supporters in just two days!!!! That’s completely insane and amazing! The petition is still there, if you have not already done so, sign it! Next goal is 8,000!!! http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/cbs-television-studios-bring-cote-de-pablo-back-to-ncis
Okay, on to the spoilers…
On June 17, CBS released the Fall Premiere Date Schedule that listed September 24th as the air date for episode one of NCIS Season 11; mark your calendars!
via EW’s InsideTV on May 16 (outtakes from EW’s post-finale interview with Gary Glasberg):
Q: Are Palmer’s baby plans going to be a big part of his arc next season?
Glasberg: I think so. I’d like to get into it. It’s sort of a subject matter that I think is important to talk about and I’d like to do it properly and I’d like to see he and Breena go through the rigors that are involved and we’ll see where it takes them and how it ends up.
Q: What do you see as Tony and Ziva’s arc next season? I felt like there was closure on the matter of her one-night stand, some of Tony’s bitterness was let go.
Glasberg: There absolutely was [closure], and it’s just a matter of sort of where we’re going to take it next. That’s something I’m going to sit down with all the writers after we come back and talk about what the next step is and where we’re going to go.
Q: Are we going to see Colin Hanks again?
Glasberg: Yes, you’ll see him in the season opener. And I have to tell you, Mark Harmon just loves Colin Hanks and if — we’ll have to see how this story unfolds and where it goes and we can talk again as we get closer to the season premiere, but he’s a fun guy.
Q: How quickly are we going to address the issue of McGee’s new girlfriend? I know there might be some disappointed McAbby fans out there…
Glasberg: Tim’s had girlfriends before. A few seasons ago he dated this computer gamer who was out there. Things come up. I understand people are concerned but it’s part of the complexity that they all work together.
via Matt’s Inside Line on May 23:
NCIS | To Inside Liners Nisha, Joyce and others, this is for you. With many “Tiva” fans fretting that the pair’s season-ending heart-to-heart essentially landed Tony in the dreaded Friend Zone, showrunner Gary Glasberg maintains that over the course of Season 10, “We made huge strides. Their relationship hasevolved, has changed. They’re a little more open with each other and a little more emotionally connected, certainly more than where we were at the beginning of the season.” With that same passionate group of ‘shippers having been vested in “The Year of Tiva” (a mantra initiated by, I believe it was, Michael Weatherly), Glasberg admits the couple’s closeness “may not be the big leap that a lot of people would like it to be, but I also feel like we’re enjoying the pace at which this is happening. That’s not to say we’re notheaded in the direction everyone would like to go, but I think we’re getting there.” As the EP explains, “It’s very complicated when two agents who are working together get into a relationship, and that’s something that [Tony and Ziva] would be very conscious of. So I think they would tread lightly, which is why, in theory, we’re treading lightly and being very careful about the steps that we take.” (As for Cote de Pablo’s contract status for Season 11, as of Wednesday night, Glasberg had no update to share: “I wish I had information for you, but I don’t.”)
via Ask Ausiello on May 28:
Question: I’m curious about NCIS‘ four-month time jump in the finale — will the show flash back to those intervening months when it returns this fall? —Jacob
Ausiello: Not sure if we’ll get actual flashbacks, but exec producer Gary Glasberg promises that “everything that happened that led up to Gibbs looking through that rifle will be explained,” adding, “All the pieces will fit together.”
via Matt’s Inside Line on May 30:
Got any NCIS scoops, particularly on McGee? –Marla
As revealed in the season finale, Tim’s got himself a new honey. And though show boss Gary Glasberg has yet to decide what “type” the mysterious Delilah is, viewers will eventually get to lay eyes on her. “I’m hoping to pick [that storyline] up and explain more — and hopefully, at some point, we’ll get to meet Delilah, as well,” Glasberg says.
via Matt’s Inside Line on June 6:
I know Gary Glasberg has mentioned we will see the events that led up to the cliffhanger with Gibbs in the NCIS finale. But will we also get to see what McGee, Tony and Ziva have been doing in their four-month absence? I’m eager to see how they adapted to life outside NCIS and without Gibbs’s rules (particularly Rule No. 12). –Cheryl
If I’m any good at reading between Glasberg’s lines, viewers will be made privy to at least some of that when Season 11 arrives. “The season opener is going to take us from where we left off all the way up to the point where we’re seeing Gibbs [behind a rifle],” he says, As for Tony, Ziva and McGee in particular, “There will be a portion in which they’re still resigned, and then it’ll develop from there. I don’t want to give too much away about the opener yet, but we’ll learn what happened with Tony and Ziva and McGee, I promise.”
via Matt’s Inside Line on June 20:
Does NCIS plan on continuing the storyline regarding McGee’s father having Stage 4 cancer? –Jeannie
Show boss Gary Glasberg was “really pleased” with that March episode, “Squall,” and how it built to “an understanding — and a resolution — between the two characters.” That said, and though it’s too soon to tease Season 11, he says the storyline “is certainly something that we’ve left open and that we’d like to revisit, not only dealing with the admiral’s health issues, but in terms of what their relationship is moving forward.”
via Matt’s Inside Line on July 9, 2013:
Question: Any NCIS tidbits to share on the new season? —Cheryl
Ausiello: There’s some serious WTF?! buzz surrounding the CBS smash’s Sept. 24 premiere, and here’s why: The episode is titled “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” (Trend alert: This is the third instance in recent memory of an hour-long drama using this expression as an episode title, following Scandal and The Good Wife.) Maybe the title is a nod to the insane workload dropped on the desk of the I.T. department’s newest hire Ozzy, a towering figure who’s tasked with digging up information on an intruder and tracking down a potential hacker.
via Matt’s Inside Line on July 11, 2013:
I read that [UPDATED] Marina Sirtis will be reprising her role as Orli Elbaz on NCIS — that’s fantastic! We have news of a returning character that is closely affiliated with Ziva. Now, can weplease get some news about Cote de Pablo — preferably good news that she will be returning? –Claire
Given very recent developments, the best we can do is hope that Eli’s Mossad successor isn’t back for a (gulp) funeral.
Well, there ya have it…a summer load of NCIS spoilers. From here on out I will try and post them as they come or as soon as I read them. For the spoilers listed above, you can find them at www.tvline.com and insidetv.ew.com.