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NCIS
Air Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#245) "Homesick"
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AFTER A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS STRIKES CHILDREN FROM MILITARY FAMILIES, THE NCIS TEAM PARTNERS WITH THE NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER IN HOPES OF FINDING A CURE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, ON "NCIS," TUESDAY, DEC. 17

Meredith Eaton and Ben Vereen Guest Star

"Homesick" - After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meanwhile, Abby and Jimmy partner with the Naval Medical Research Center to determine the strain of illness, all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays. Also, Director Vance struggles with forgiveness as his estranged father-in-law makes a surprise visit to his home, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Meredith Eaton guest stars as Carol Wilson, a lab tech with the Naval Medical Research Center, and Ben Vereen guest stars as Lamar, Vance's estranged father-in-law.

SERIES REGULARS

Mark Harmon (NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs)
Michael Weatherly (NCIS Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo)
David McCallum (Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard)
Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto)
Sean Murray (NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee)
Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance)
Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer)
Emily Wickersham (NSA Agent Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop)

GUEST CAST

Ben Vereen (Lamar Addison)
Melinda McGraw (Carol Wilson)
Matt Biedel (Navy Lieutenant Kevin Daly)
Holley Fain (Audrey Daly)
Gabriel Tigerman (Max Comey)
Michelle Pierce (Breena Palmer)
Kiara Muhammad (Kayla Vance)
Akinsola Aribo (Jared Vance)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Emma Daly)
Luke Colombero (Tommy Daly)

WRITTEN BY: Scott Williams

DIRECTED BY: Terrence O'Hara

RATING: To Be Announced

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NCIS (CBS)
Returns Tuesday, September 23
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/03 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
12 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 12th) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television's #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer
· David McCallum as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
· Emily Wickersham as NSA Analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop
· Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
· Michael Weatherly as NCIS Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
· Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
· Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance
· Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Cote de Pablo as NCIS Special Agent Ziva David
· Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard
· Sasha Alexander as Caitlin Todd
CREW INFORMATION:
· Avery C. Drewe as SP
· Chas. Floyd Johnson as EP
· Christopher J. Waild as CO-PROD
· Don McGill as CRTR
· Donald P. Bellisario as CRTR
· Donald P. Bellisario as EP
· Frank Cardea as EP
· Gary Glasberg as EP
· George Schenck as EP
· Joshua Rexon as PROD
· Mark Harmon as EP
· Mark Horowitz as EP
· Mark R. Schilz as CO-EP
· Nicole Mirante-Matthews as CO-EP
· Reed Steiner as CO-EP
· Richie Owens as PROD
· Scott Williams as CO-EP
· Shane Brennan as EP
· Steven D. Binder as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Belisarius Productions
· CBS Television Studios