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Here's How 'NCIS' Wrote Off David McCallum's Ducky, Plus a Gibbs Update & See Which Cast Member Made a Surprise Return

NCIS said goodbye to the late David McCallum in an emotional tribute episode that saw the surprise return of one character and an update on another.

McCallum passed away in September 2023 at the age of 90 after playing chief medical examiner Ducky for two decades on the beloved CBS procedural drama.

Brian Dietzen, who plays Ducky’s protégé Dr. Jimmy Palmer, wrote the episode, “The Stories We Leave Behind.”

“We wanted to honor a life well-lived, 60 years in this business and 20 years on our show,” Dietzen told USA Today. “This allows fans to grieve with us. We’ve all experienced this loss. Both his TV family and his real family are feeling pain and grief right now. The small comfort all of us can take is David was 90 and lived so many lives to the fullest within those 90 years. He took advantage of every last breath.”

So, how was Ducky written off the show?

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Here's Why Mark Harmon Didn't Appear in NCIS' David McCallum Tribute Episode

The Monday (February 19) episode of NCIS was a memorable one: it was one that honored the late David McCallum (aka Ducky). David passed away at the age of 90 back in September.

The episode was written by Brian Dietzen, who portrays Jimmy Palmer. This post will contain spoilers for the episode, so if you haven’t watched, be forewarned.

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Mark Harmon & More 'NCIS' Stars Pay Tribute To David McCallum Following His Death

The stars – past and present – of NCIS are paying tribute to David McCallum after it was revealed that the actor passed away at the age of 90.

Stars Mark Harmon, Wilmer Valderrama, Katrina Law and Brian Dietzen, as well as former series regular Michael Weatherly, all took to social media, sharing their memories and condolences about David.

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You'll Be Shocked To Find Out That These Major Stars Are Related To Other Celebs

There are celebrities who are related to other celebrities that are quite obvious.

Many already know that Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are brother and sister, and that Stranger ThingsMaya Hawke is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.

However, there are some celebrities that you wouldn’t have guessed are related to each other.

JustJared has gathered up a handful of unknown celeb family members that might alter your brain chemistry.

Find out who’s related to who by checking out the slideshow here…

Former 'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly Teases Possible DiNozzo & Ziva Reunion

NCIS fans might have something more to look forward to this season on the series – the return of two major stars!

Michael Weatherly, who played Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the long running series for 13 seasons, teased that he could return to the series alongside Cote De Pablo, who played Ziva David.

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'NCIS' Alums Sasha Alexander & Michael Weatherly Reunite 17 Years After Her Final Episode

Kate Todd and Anthony DiNozzo are back together again!

Sasha Alexander and Michael Weatherly reunited this week on the set of Bull and there’s a picture to prove it!

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CBS Defends Keeping Michael Weatherly's 'Bull' on Air Despite Eliza Dushku's Allegations

Michael Weatherly faced an accusation of sexual harassment from Bull co-star Eliza Dushku last year and now CBS is defending their decision to continue airing the series.

Dushku was paid $9.5 million in a settlement with the network when she was written off the show after filing the sexual harassment claim.

Michael Steven Spielberg‘s production company Amblin Entertainment pulled out as producers after the allegations went public.

“I can’t speak for Amblin, but to us, it’s a show that does very well,” CBS network head Kelly Kahl said at the TCA Summer Press Tour (via Variety). “It’s a very popular show. More than 10 million people watch every week. Michael is loved by our audience, and even after these allegations came out, people continued to watch. It’s a popular show we want to keep on our air, and it’s a very good show as well.”

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