NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humour, it's a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, formerly led this troupe of colourful personalities.
Maria Bello joins the cast as a series regular this season, introduced in the season's fourth episode. She plays an NCIS agent who was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army and served two tours in Afghanistan.
After joining NCIS, she built her reputation as the agency's premier forensic psychologist. Unlike the other agents, she can second guess and challenge Gibbs, so there will be friction but also mutual respect.
She is a positive force, mischievous and at times acerbic.
In the Season 15 premiere, "House Divided": Two months after Gibbs and McGee were last seen fighting an elusive group of rebels in a Paraguay jungle, the NCIS team in D.C. tirelessly searches for their missing colleagues.
Also, Vance and Torres are summoned to a congressional hearing regarding the fallout from the Paraguay mission.
NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Executive Producers are Gary Glasberg, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Shane Brennan and Donald P. Bellisario.