Mark Harmon - CBS presented its 2014-15 prime time schedule at Carnegie Hall, where many of the Network's new and returning series' stars were in attendance - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 14th May 2014
Emily Wickersham will join the NCIS cast permanently. The actress was originally slated to appear in three episodes but has been promoted to a series regular.
Emily Wickersham is set to join the cast of NCIS full time, CBS announced yesterday (4th November).
Emily Wickersham has been promoted to a series regular on NCIS.
The actress, who has appeared in such films as I am Number Four and Remember Me, originally filmed three episodes for NCIS. However her character, NSA analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, has been promoted to a series regular. The show's team were already excited to be working with the actress, as Michael Weatherly (who plays Antony DiNozzo) told Entertainment Weekly: "We're excited about is having Emily join us on these little adventures we do every week and seeing how she is in the world that we create together. I hope the audience likes her as much as we did right away."
Continue reading: Emily Wickersham Promoted To 'NCIS' Series Regular As Ellie Bishop
His 'Two and a Half Men' co-star Jon Cryer came in second on the Forbes Magazine poll
Ashton Kutcher has topped the list of Highest Paid Actors in Television for a second year running, earning an estimated $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes Magazine. The star of the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has made most of his money from his role on the Chuck Lorre show, as well as a considerable amount from his role as Steve Jobs in the biopic about the late Apple co-founder.
Like the man he portrayed in the flop biopic, Kutcher also has a keen business sense, and has made some of his millions by investing in a number of emerging businesses. The Jobs actor has stakes in tech companies Airbnb, Foursquare and Path, however it is his role as billionaire Walden Schmitt that has earned him the largest chunk of his impressive yearly earnings. The Forbes estimate does not take into account any of his business earnings, only what he has earned through the entertainment industry.
Kutcher's Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made the list, coming in at second with an estimated $21 million in earnings between 2012 and 2013. Angus T. Jones, who is no longer a series regular after a video of him condemning the show as "filth" emerge online, also made the list thanks to his role on the show. Although his stint as a regular on the series has since ended, having recently been replaced by Amber Tamblyn as a series regular, Jones is still likely to make a considerable amount of regular income thanks to the show's syndication.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Crowned Highest Paid Actor On TV For Second Year Running
The Forbes-assembled list has placed the 'Two & A Half Men' star as the highest earner over the last year
Ashton Kutcher may have overseen a significant drop in ratings on Two & A Half Men since it's Charlie Sheen-starring heyday, but that hasn't stopped him from reaping in the cash and becoming the highest paid actor on television. According to the latest Forbes Magazine list, the actor made $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013 from his work on the Chuck Lorre show, making him the top earner on TV.
Kutcher's co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones are both on the list too, with Cryer coming in at number two, earning an estimated $21 million over the course of last year, whilst Jones is seventh with $11 million. With the show now in syndication and looking like it won't be ending any time soon, CBS's cash cow looks as though is will continue being milked by the lead actors for some time to come. Even though this will likely be Jones' final season on the show, he will still benefit financial from the show's syndication.
Ray Romano comes in third, still earning millions from the syndication of Everybody Loves Raymond and for his voice work on the Ice Age films. He also received a hefty paycheque for his story arc on Parenthood.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Tops The List Of Highest Paid Actors On TV
'NCIS' has spawned another spin-off series set in New Orleans.
Spin-offs seem to be all the rage this month, with NCIS becoming the latest show to be expanding its franchise. CBS announced they would be expanding their popular NCIS franchise, a show centred on the fictional police branch, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service. The fictional police organisation already has branches in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, but a third New Orleans base will feature in a spin-off series slated to air next spring.
Mark Harmon will be producing the NCIS spin-off.
The original part of the franchise stars Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherley as the two agents; whilst Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J aka Sam Hanna stars in NCIS: Los Angeles. Harmon will act as the executive producer of the series; and the showrunner Gary Glasberg will also have a producer's credit.
Continue reading: 'NCIS' Spawns New Orleans Spin-Off
NCIS is about to return for its 11th season, but it will be Cote de Pablo's last.
Cote de Pablo's NCIS exit doesn't really concern Mark Harmon. In fact, the top-dog isn't even breaking a sweat, despite commentators labelling the transitional period a bit of a crisis for the CBS crime-drama.
De Pablo's exit came after her eight seasons on the popular show, though it still took CBS bosses - including Les Moonves - by surprise.
Speaking to Latina magazine about her departure, the actress said: "It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly. I feel like I am leaving my family," she says in the September issue, on newsstands August 13.What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is."
Continue reading: Cote de Pablo's NCIS Exit Really Doesn't Concern Mark Harmon
The biggest stars of the CBS network including 'The Crazy Ones' actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams, and 'Mom' stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney were snapped on the red carpet the CBS Upfront 2013 event. Sarah is photographed kissing Robin on the cheek which makes one paparazzo shout, 'Get a room!'
Sheen isn't so 'bi-winning' anymore it seems, since Kutcher started raking in the glory. Not only has he got the lead role in one of the most popular sitcoms in the States, earning him a Teen Choice nomination already, but his earnings of $24 million since signing the show's contract has made him the Highest Paid TV Actor according to Forbes - not only that, but he is also reportedly dating his stunning 'That 70s Show' co-star Mila Kunis who, incidentally, came ninth on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2012 list whereas Sheen appears to be, regrettably, single. And no longer super super rich like Ashton, as he didn't even make Forbes top 10 list in spite of the fact that last year he earned a whopping $40 million.
Forbes bigged up Kutcher even more when mentioning his business ventures: 'In addition to acting, Kutcher is an active Silicon Valley investor. He got in early on Skype, Spotify and Airbnb which is now worth $1 billion.' Also in the top five on the list were Hugh Laurie with $18 million, Ray Romano with $18 million, Alec Baldwin with $15 million and Mark Harmon, $15 million in respective second, third, fourth and fifth places.