July 9, 2013 Rerun of ‘Canary’ and NCIS news

Tonight’s episode of NCIS is a rerun of ‘Canary’ that first ran during the Season 10 on February 5, 2013. For those who didn’t see our critique at that time, here is the link: https://www.dianeanddavidmunson.com/blog/?p=268

Meanwhile, it is summer and the stars of NCIS are pursuing their individual interests, as are the show’s fans (us included). Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly don’t really keep up to date on what’s happening in our lives, but we do care about theirs. So, we’ve included some trivia about Mark Harmon, to keep the rest of you fans entertained in the absence of the new weekly episodes.

At the beginning of Mark’s acting career, Jack Webb, the talented star of “Dragnet”, gave him advice and helped Mark to get a part on the crime drama “Adam 12.” Mark then starred in “Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years” in 1977. For that performance, Mark was nominated for an Emmy.

He was carpenter/roofer by day and actor in local LA theater by night before landing  key parts in “Flamingo Road,” and “St. Elsewhere.” He met Pam Dawber and they wed in 1987. Mark starred in “Chicago Hope,” which allowed him family time with sons Sean and Ty. In 2002, Mark appeared on “The West Wing,” receiving another Emmy nomination for his portrayal of a secret service agent. But something much bigger happened in his life.

TV producer Don Bellisario saw Mark’s performance as the strong, silent type on “The West Wing” and NCIS began. Mark Harmon became Leroy Jethro Gibbs. In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly,” Bellisario said that “Mark has the jock mentality – you tough it out, no matter how tough it is.” Doesn’t he though? And we are glad to watch his weekly performances. Can’t you just picture Gibbs saying to Tony, Tim, or Ziva, “Just the facts.”

Stay tuned and be blessed, Diane and David Munson

By | 2017-05-19T13:10:23+00:00 July 10th, 2013|NCIS|7 Comments


  1. Joy Avery Melville July 10, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I LOVED Adam 12 – Dragnet was good too but I LOVED Adam 12 – I’m sure that dates me – yikes.

    I DiD NOT KNOW Mark Harmon married Pam Dawber – interesting tid bit.
    Is Angie Harmon related to him?
    She’s had some good roles too. She makes a neat detective but I like the woman’s murder club better than Rosilli and Isles

    Keep up the good work – I missed two seasons of NCIS due to crit work and writing schedule – your insights have been good to have.
    I caught up on the 2010/2011 season over the weekend during the marathon on USA channel.
    Thanks for the updates and trivia.

    • danddmunson July 10, 2013 at 2:36 am - Reply

      Joy: Thanks for your comments. No Angie Harmon is not related to Mark.

  2. Martha Rogers July 10, 2013 at 2:55 am - Reply

    I’ve loved Mark Harmon ever since I first saw him so many years ago in Adam 12 and tried to follow him, but missed out on a lot of the shows he was in until Chicago Hope. I really liked that show. Thanks for the updates on their activities. I’ll be so glad when the season starts up in the fall.

    • danddmunson July 10, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

      Martha: Thanks for your comment. We are looking forward to the new season too. It was nice seeing you in St. Louis.

  3. Lois Barron July 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    We have enjoyed NCIS for a long time but we do not enjoy the swearing or crude language that is sometimes used – some shows don’t have any bad language and then others have quite a bit – it is unnecessary for the show to be good.

    • danddmunson July 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      We agree with Lois. It seems that society norms deteriorate and sink to lower levels. We even find gutter talk in churches, where we learn from the Bible that God does not approve of course talk. David learned in his career at NCIS and at DEA that normally genteel Special Agents learn to use “street talk” when communicating with the criminal element – ‘when in Rome…..’. Those same S/As, don’t usually talk that way in their day to day activities.

  4. Fred Scott, (Honorary W.O.L. Spy!) July 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Mark may not be related to Angie but isn’t he Michigan’s own Tom Harmon’s son? I think he also did sveral “Moonlighting” episodes with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepard, yes/no?

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