‘NCIS’ Star Explains Why He’s ‘Never’ Felt Like the Show Has Been ‘Slow’ or Stale

by Joe Rutland

After 18 seasons and more than 400 episodes, some shows might be showing their age. NCIS and star Sean Murray beg to differ.

In an interview this year with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Murray, who plays Special Agent Timothy McGee, spoke about hitting that 400-episode level.

“It’s funny because it doesn’t feel like it’s been 400 episodes already,” he said about NCIS. “I’ve never gotten the feeling of it being slow or labored. It has always felt like we’re moving and going forward, maybe because we’re having fun and we all get along.

‘NCIS’ Star Has Been A Part of CBS Crime Drama Since Its First Season

“You know, I’ve done every kind of show,” Murray said. “I’ve been working since I was 12. I’ve been on 50 different sets, so we know what we have here is a good thing. I don’t mean that in terms of ratings or any of that bulls–t. I mean, it’s a nice place to work, and we care about what we do.”

Murray has been a part of the NCIS cast since the first season. He appeared as a recurring character but was boosted up to show-regular in the second season.

Expect to see him playing as McGee when “NCIS” airs this fall but on a new night. The CBS crime drama will find a new home on Monday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. It will act as a lead-in to a new spin-off series, “NCIS: Hawai’i,” that will air at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central. Vanessa Lachey will star in the spin-off as Special Agent Jane Tennant.

NCIS fans will see Jethro Gibbs [Mark Harmon] in some of the show’s episodes. Besides Harmon and Murray, they’ll also see David McCallum back as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard. Brian Dietzen returns as Dr. Jimmy Palmer while Gary Cole joins the cast for its 19th season as FBI Special Agent Alden Park.

Also, Katrina Law, who appeared last season as a recurring character, comes aboard as one of the main characters. Law plays NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight on the show.

Murray Moved On Up Into New Home With Lots More Room

Now let’s get back Murray for just a minute. The NCIS star and his wife lived in a very comfortable home in Encino, Calif. Apparently, they wanted more room.

So Murray pulled out $4.85 million and plopped it down for a larger mansion in Tarzana, Calif.

Yahoo!Life reported that the mansion was built in 2019. It doesn’t have a specific style of architecture within the mansion. But it is two stories tall with six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. Sounds like Murray and his wife will have plenty of room to make life work in Southern California.