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'NCIS' scoop: Scott Grimes to play Anthony DiNozzo's old partner

Some juicy details have emerged about the much-anticipated Anthony DiNozzo origin episode that will air May 3 on NCIS: EW has learned exclusively that Scott Grimes (ER) will play Det. Danny Price, an ex-partner of Michael Weatherly’s character. The two worked together 10 years ago while serving as cops in Baltimore.

Grimes, who already announced his gig via Twitter, will appear in one episode.

Back in November, NCIS flashed back 20 years to finally reveal what happened in Amsterdam to shape Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll), and what led him to become the director (a question fans had been asking themselves for more than two seasons). To prepare for the episode, Carroll spent lots of time in the makeup trailer to shave the years off (for more on his transformation, click here).

Will Weatherly go through the same process? Is it even possible to make the guy hotter than he already is?

DiNozzo fans wanted. Follow me @EWLynette

Ratings alert: What you're watching if you're 11, 50 or 34 years old (the results may surprise you!)

Steven Tyler and J. Lo don’t necessarily appeal to everybody who watches TV.

American Idol may be the most popular show in all of TV – the Wednesday editions have averaged 25.8 million viewers while the ones on Thursday pull in 24.2 million. But the singing competition doesn’t hog all the glory in the house of Nielsen – especially when it comes to specific demographics like kids, young men, and adults over 50.

So we did some digging! The following results are based on a survey of all shows between Sept. 20 and March 6. (We singled out the male demos versus the female ones since they’re the toughest group for advertisers to reach): READ FULL STORY

Michael Weatherly talks 'NCIS' directorial debut and Tony's potential new love interest

NCIS-Weatherly-ScoreImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSNCIS star Michael Weatherly knows how fortunate he is to be taking his first turn behind the camera on TV’s No. 1 drama, with a supportive family-like cast he’s worked with for eight seasons and a crew he’s now able to appreciate in a whole new light. “I’ve been spoiled and forever ruined for any other experiences,” he says. In tonight’s episode “One Last Score” (CBS, 8 p.m. ET), NCIS discovers that one of its former investigative assistants found dead was selling details for how to rob a warehouse full of valuable possessions (including Steve McQueen’s sunglasses) belonging to the Madoff of the Navy (guest star JoBeth Williams). As always, there’s a lot going on in the hour. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural,' 'Fringe,' 'NCIS,' 'Good Wife': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-FringeImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Cliff Lipson/CBS; David M. Russell/CBS; Jack Rowand/The CWFirst, a little thank you to everyone who has been sending in questions to Spoiler Room. Your thoughtful, energetic, and sometimes incredibly lengthy inquiries are both entertaining and motivating.

That said, start sending more because Spoiler Room is (trumpets) going TWICE a week. Yes, Roomies, starting next week, you’ll get double scoops of…well…scoop! So keep those questions coming. And look out for the first Tuesday edition of the column next week.

If this was a bar, I’d slip this to you on a napkin, but this will have to do: contact spoilerroom@ew.com for spoiler requests or ask your questions on Twitter (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

UPDATE: 'NCIS' ties 'Glee' in ratings

NCISImage Credit: Patrick Wymore/CBSUPDATE: In the national Nielsen ratings update released Thursday morning, the race had tightened and Glee and NCIS are now tied.

PREVIOUS: The NCIS team tackled Fox’s Glee in the ratings Tuesday night, the ultra-veteran CBS crime procedural beating the musical comedy phenomena for the first time in the 18-49 adult demo.

NCIS delivered 21.3 million viewers and a 4.4 preliminary adult demo rating, just barely squeezing out Glee with 10.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating. (NCIS typically wins Tuesday in total audience, but it’s the adult demo that advertisers covet and broadcasters primarily use to make their programming decisions.)

Still, Fox should have no complaints: Glee was up from last week, with Raising Hope (6.2 million, 2.5) and struggling newbie Traffic Light (4.1 million, 1.7) climbing slightly too. READ FULL STORY

Midseason ratings: The top 50 shows so far!

tv-show-RatingsImage Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images; Greg Gayne/CBSThe 2010-11 season is more than half over, so it’s time to check in to see what you people are watching (or avoiding like the plague).

The news isn’t that great for the Big Four: From the Sept. 20 start of the season through Feb. 13, every net except the CW is down among adults 18-49, the most important demographic to advertisers. CBS is posting the biggest drop at 12 percent, followed by ABC (11 percent), Fox (8 percent) and NBC (4 percent). The CW, in comparison, is up 11 percent (though that’s not exactly the sand box that the teen-loving network likes to play in). If it’s any consolation, the collective adult 18-49 rating for all of TV — and we mean every last network — is down 2 percent versus a year ago, so its not just the broadcast nets that may be taking a hit.  READ FULL STORY

Security guard killed in van accident on 'NCIS' set

A security guard was killed on the set of NCIS Wednesday afternoon, when he was struck by a passenger van that veered into the show’s production camp in Santa Clarita, Calif. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he died soon after arrival. The show’s production has been suspended.

“Everyone at the network, the studio and NCIS is devastated by the news,” CBS said in a statement. “Our hearts grieve for his family and friends for this tragic loss.”

NCIS‘ producers, cast, and crew offered this statement: “With profound sympathy we mourn the tragic passing of our co-worker and friend. NCIS is a family. And, as with any family, we are deeply saddened by this unexpected loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.”

'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-EWImage Credit: Eric McCandless/CBS; Sonja Flemming/CBS; Adam Taylor/Fox; ABC Family
I’m not one to exaggerate, so you can believe me when I say I have some killer scoop that’s deathly good this week.

Not only did I speak with executive producer Greg Yaitanes about one of the biggest episodes of House you’ve ever seen, Shay Mitchell about Pretty Little Liars, and Craig Thomas about the next few (happy!) episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I also have a HUGE Justin Bieber-related CSI spoiler. Plus there’s Cougar Town casting scoop, Michael and Nikita spoilers, dish from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ‘s Aussie star Dustin Clare, and a ton more! Dig in with the fury of a million Bieber fans competing for a lock of his baby hair. GO! READ FULL STORY

No brainer: CBS renews 'NCIS,' re-signs Mark Harmon

No surprise here: CBS has decided to renew the most-watched drama on television for another season.

Coming off last night’s record viewership high of 22.9 million viewers, CBS announced that NCIS will return for a ninth year. READ FULL STORY

Who likes 'NCIS'? Close to 23 million of you.

NCISImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSFor the love of Mark Harmon, would you look at those ratings for NCIS!  The veteran CBS drama posted a series record in viewers on Tuesday – a whopping 22.7 million – and also earned its best adult 18-49 rating (4.6/12) since October of 2009, according to preliminary ratings. As a result, CBS slaughtered the competition in viewers (17.5 million) and 18-49 (3.5/9) for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.

Then again, CBS didn’t have a helluva lot of competition in the 8 p.m. time slot. Fox aired a repeat of Glee and ABC went with an oldie of No Ordinary Family, so Harmon and Co. only had to do battle with The Biggest Loser, which also posted a tidy gain over the previous week by earning a 3.3/8 — up 3% — and 9.1 million.

The rest of CBS’s schedule rocked, too. NCIS: LA earned a 3.8/9 —  up 15% — and 17.7 million, while  The Good Wife grabbed a 2.2/6 – up 5% — and 12.1 million. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'NCIS' socks it to 'The Biggest Loser, 'V,' 'Parenthood'

Parenthood-castImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBCMan, originals of The Biggest Loser, No Ordinary Family, V, and Parenthood were no match for the NCIS franchise: CBS won Tuesday in adults 18-49 (3.2 rating/9 share) and viewers (16.5 million), thanks to those men and women from NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Granted, both dramas were down (NCIS earned a  4.1/11, down 9 percent, while LA earned a 3.3/9, down 11 percent), but the network still ruled in most key demos for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

The Good Wife only did so-so ratings, earning a 2.1/6 in the demo — which ties it with its season low. READ FULL STORY

'Modern Family' tops 'Glee' in viewers 18-49 after DVR ratings added in week 9

Modern Family has something to be very gleeful about in week 9 of the television season. After DVR ratings were factored in, the ABC comedy surpassed Glee‘s ratings among viewers 18-49 during the week ending Nov. 21, making it the No. 1 scripted show in that demographic with 6.3 million. Glee, meanwhile, stood strong with 6.2 million viewers in the demo, and Grey’s Anatomy rounded out the top three with 5.8 million.

Here’s a look at the top ten in overall DVR viewers:

1) Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): 3.21 million gained from DVRs*
2) Modern Family (ABC): 3.14 million
3) Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 2.94 million
4) The Mentalist (CBS): 2.83 million
5) Glee (FOX): 2.68 million
6) NCIS (CBS): 2.54 million
7) Castle (ABC): 2.51 million
8 ) Criminal Minds (CBS): 2.44 million
9) The Good Wife (CBS): 2.37 million
10) House (FOX): 2.35 million

* DVR playback is measured by the number of viewers who watch their recordings within seven days of the show’s airing

Related:
‘Hawaii Five-0′ tops list of most DVR’d shows in week 8

Fall winners and losers: 'NCIS' reigns supreme; 'Dancing with the Stars' is most-watched reality show

2010-Fall-TV-StandingsImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; Justin Lubin/Fox; Richard Cartwright/CBS; Eric McCandless/ABCWe’ve already seen the death of six new shows (Lone Star, My Generation, The Whole Truth, Undercovers, Outlaw and Running Wilde, though Fox hasn’t officially canceled the latter) as well as the departure of some old ones (So long, Medium! Looks like you’re out the door, too, Life Unexpected!) So it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that HUT levels among CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC (that’s “homes using television”) are down 3 percent this year (from 39.7 million to 38.5 million).

Does that mean there weren’t enough good shows to watch on the Big Four this fall? Glee, Modern Family and The Good Wife fans would probably disagree, but it’s never good when so many freshman series tank before the holidays. Here’s how all the shows ranked in total viewers from Sept. 20 to Nov. 28:

1. NCIS (CBS) 21.3 million
2. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 21.2 million
3. NFL Sunday (NBC) 20.2 million
4. Dancing with the Stars results (ABC) 18.5 million
5. NCIS: LA (CBS) 17.4 million
6. The Mentalist (CBS) 17.3 million
7. Criminal Minds (CBS) 16.2 million
8. CSI (CBS) 15.9 million
9. Two and A Half Men (CBS) 15.5 million
10. NFL Sunday pre-kickoff (NBC) 15.2 million
11. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 15 million
12. Modern Family (ABC) 14.7 million
13. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 14.6 million
14. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 14 million
15. 60 Minutes (CBS) 13.9 million
16. The Good Wife (CBS) 13.7 million
17. Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS) 13.3 million
18. Blue Bloods (CBS) 13.25 million
19. Desperate Housewives (ABC) 13.22 million
20. Castle (ABC) 13 million READ FULL STORY

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