CBS confirmed that it has agreed to a contract extension with “NCIS” star Mark Harmon and has renewed the drama series for next season, Deadline.com reports.
Said CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves: ”In a world gone niche, ‘NCIS’ keeps getting bigger, and Mark Harmon continues to define the role of leading man on the #1 show on television. ‘NCIS’ is the type of franchise every company wants in today’s global content ecosystem — high-quality storytelling that generates passionate viewers and drives revenue on every conceivable platform.”
Harmon signed a new multiyear deal to remain on the series, Deadline notes: “Just like they did with Harmon’s previous deal two years ago, the actor, CBS and ‘NCIS’ producer CBS TV Studios wrapped negotiations early, with this year’s pact signed within a day of the one in 2011, which was announced on February 2 that year.”
Details of the agreement were not released. But Nellie Andreeva writes in the Deadline piece: “I hear it is likely for two years and gives him a healthy raise over the most recent salary of $500,000 an episode, possibly over $700,000 an episode. In addition to starring, Harmon, repped by aradigm and attorney Barry Axelrod, serves as an executive producer/profit participant on ‘NCIS’ and has a production deal with CBS TV Studios for his company Wings Prods.”