‘NCIS’: Why McGee Actor Sean Murray Calls Meeting International Fans of Show ‘Bizarre’

by Quentin Blount

It’s hard to go anywhere when you are a star actor on NCIS. And it turns out that rule extends even outside of the United States.

Sean Murray, the actor who is without a doubt best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on NCIS, has been with the show for 18 seasons now. As a result, he has most definitely become a household name among American citizens. Shoot, even people who don’t watch NCIS can probably recognize him. He just has that kind of face.

But Murray sat down with Caitlyn Becker from WhoSay back in 2017 where he talked about just how surprising it was to learn about how popular the show is overseas.

“You know, it’s wild. I went to Paris and I couldn’t believe the reception,” Murray recalled. “And all of the people visiting from other countries. It was just amazing. I had no idea how popular it was.”

But as Caitlyn Becker points out, seeing and being there are two completely different things. Anyone can give Sean Murray the numbers of how many countries NCIS airs in and how many total people watch it around the world. But to be in another country, and experience fans coming up to him and recognizing him, he only had one word to describe it — bizarre.

“It’s bizarre,” Murray stated. “It is. There were some surreal moments while we were there.”

However, Murray and Becker talk about more than just the show’s international fans. The entire interview lasts for 16 minutes. They discuss other topics like Murray and his NCIS castmates posting to Instagram, as well how the popular show has evolved during its incredible run. Take a look down below:

Long-Awaited Premiere of ‘NCIS’ Season 18 Inching Closer

That’s right, NCIS fans. You only have a couple of more months to wait until we get to see Sean Murray and the rest of our favorite actors. And we also get to dive into the 18th season of the military crime show. The long-awaited premiere of the show is set to take place on Wednesday, November 17, on CBS.

NCIS is just one of the few shows on network television that will be returning to their set fall schedule. CBS announced formally announced their plans for Season 18 back in April. That news came right after the COVID-19 pandemic cut Season 17 short by four episodes.

Further, when CBS released their official fall line-up, they also revealed that they would be airing a few of the fans’ favorite episodes from the first 17 seasons. That little marathon will begin on Sunday, November 8. Talk about a treat for all of us NCIS fans.

Speaking of treats, we can also look forward to the premieres for two NCIS spinoffs — those being NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles. Both shows will premiere their respective seasons on November 8 as well.