October 4, 2011
SERIES Renee: Eric Drath directs this documentary about Renée Richards' battle to enter the 1977 U.S. Open as the first transgender tennis player (5 p.m. ESPN). NCIS: Lily Tomlin guest stars in this new episode as McGee's (Sean Murray) grandmother, who, to everyone's surprise, turns out to have a connection to the NCIS team's latest case. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Prohibition: The episode "A Nation of Hypocrites" concludes Ken Burns' documentary (8 p.m. KOCE)
May 15, 2011
TV THIS WEEK SUNDAY Who outwitted, outplayed and outlasted? You'll find out on the two-hour season finale of "Survivor: Redemption Island," followed by the usual reunion special featuring all of the conniving contestants you've come to love and/or hate. (CBS, 8 and 10 p.m.) ¡Viva la Revolución! Pancho Villa (below, left) is among the folk-heroic figures profiled as the special "The Storm That Swept Mexico" recalls the turbulent 1910 Mexican Revolution and the decades of cultural upheaval that followed.
November 17, 2008 |
By spring 2007, the CBS drama "NCIS" looked to have run out of luck. The show, about a team of special agents who investigate Navy crimes, had become a stalwart of the CBS lineup, even though it never attracted the media buzz enjoyed by many far less popular shows. But a poisonous rift with star Mark Harmon led to the sudden and unceremonious departure of co-creator Don Bellisario, who happens to be one of the most successful producers in TV history (his credits include "Magnum, P.I."
May 8, 2007 |
Neither Donald P. Bellisario nor Mark Harmon was commenting Monday about the news that Bellisario would be stepping down as executive producer of the CBS series he created four years ago, "NCIS." CBS Paramount Network Television confirmed over the weekend that Bellisario would be leaving to develop two projects that are part of his overall development deal with the studio. A successor to Bellisario was not immediately named.
March 22, 2007 |
THERE aren't many actresses with graduate degrees, yet Pauley Perrette's master's in criminology -- which jibes nicely with her role as forensics queen Abby Sciuto on "NCIS" (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS) -- only scratches the surface of her depths. There are her poetry and spoken-word gigs, a music CD and the documentary she's doing on civil-rights lawyer Mark Lane. So how does the Hollywood resident describe herself? In a word: "Simple."