You can’t make an omelet without breaking a couple of eggs. Furthermore, you can’t become the main drama on TV without creating a tad bit of drama off-screen too. That is positively the case with NCIS. The hit procedural may be loved now, yet it wasn’t simple. How did it get to be a standout amongst the most prevalent shows on TV? That is what we’ll be examining now. We have here, the 10 Untold Truths of NCIS.
1. Mark Harmon Fired The Show’s Creator
Donald Bellisario, the show runner and maker suddenly left NCIS in 2007 for an unforeseen reason. Well, the star Mark Harmon shoved him out. Allegedly, the two wrangled off camera for quite a long time over Harmon’s disappointment with Bellisario’s “chaotic management style.” It prompted a standoff and the network chose they could live without Bellisario, but not without Harmon. Thus, Bellisario was compelled to leave.
2. The Department Of Redundancy
When NCIS first spun off from parent show JAG in 2003, it was a long way from success. Indeed, CBS was worried that the show would be eclipsed by NBC’s runaway hit CSI. In fact, they called the show Navy NCIS for the first season so as to minimize perplexity over the comparable acronyms. Donald Bellisario, the show runner inevitably persuaded the network to drop the “Navy” part since it’s absolutely redundant. As it is, the “N” in NCIS stood for “Naval force.”