‘NCIS’ Update: Who’s Still Unsigned For Season 8?

by | June 5, 2010 at 8:20 AM | NCIS, TV News

Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette, 'NCIS' (CBS)

Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette, 'NCIS' (CBS)

Fans of CBS’ ‘NCIS‘ can find some solace in the fact that one less cast member is in limbo for Season 8, premiering this fall.

As recently as a month ago, four series regulars – Michael Weatherly (who plays Tony), Pauley Perrette (Abby), Sean Murray (McGee) and David McCallum (Ducky) – had not been signed beyond the just-wrapped Season 7. Mark Harmon (Gibbs), Cote de Pablo (Ziva) and Rocky Carroll (Vance) already had deals in place for Season 8.

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McCallum was the first to ink a new deal, and now EW.com is reporting that Perrette is sticking around via a new, multi-year contract with TV’s most-watched scripted series.

That leaves Weatherly and Murray as the remaining “question marks.” The former told Fancast in early May that he was “very optimistic” about reaching a new deal.

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CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler told us May 19 that talks with the ‘NCIS’ holdouts were “moving in a very good direction,” and that protracted negotiations with stars of a hit show were “par for the course.”

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