FOX JAPAN CHALLENGES THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD WITH 234-EPISODE MARATHON OF HIT U.S. DRAMA “NCIS”
All 234 Episodes from “NCIS” Seasons 1 – 10 to Air Consecutively
Starting Dec. 29
In an attempt to set the new Guinness World Record as “the longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series,” FOX Japan, part of the FOX International Channels, will broadcast all 234 episodes from Seasons 1 through 10 of the popular drama series NCIS starting at 11:00 PM on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. The Guinness World Record will be officially recognized after the marathon broadcast is completed in Japan at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
NCIS Executive Producer Gary Glasberg commented, “Ten full days of NCIS! I wish the cast and crew could be in Japan to witness this extraordinary accomplishment. What a wonderful gift to ring in the New Year. Thank you to all our fans worldwide!”
The eleventh season of NCIS is scheduled to launch on FOX Japan in February 2014. For more information on the record-breaking marathon and “NCIS” on FOX Japan, please visit tv.foxjapan.com.
The #1 drama on U.S. television for the last four years and the #1 program overall this 2013-2014 season, NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) leads this troupe of colorful personalities. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop (Emily Wickersham), forensic specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), Medical Examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum), and Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen). Overseeing the operations is NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll). From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with U.S. Navy or Marine Corps ties.
NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Executive Producers are Gary Glasberg, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Frank Cardea, George Schenck, Steven D. Binder, Scott Williams, Shane Brennan and Donald P. Bellisario. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 22 channels in 23 languages across 92 territories, reaching more than 100 million international households. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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