NCIS Hawaii Creator Fired From Original NCIS Drama By ‘Legendary A******e’ | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television

NCIS Hawaii has been a huge hit with fans of the franchise, putting a new spin on CBS police procedurals. The drama welcomed millions of viewers each week, so it wasn’t too surprising when NCIS Hawaii was renewed for a second season last month. But it wasn’t always easy for his co-creator Christopher Silber who didn’t have the best experience when he started working on NCIS.

The original NCIS drama has been on the air for nearly two decades, with the series marking its 20th anniversary later this year.

During that time, there had been endless writers working tirelessly to create the series that fans know and love today.

One of them was NCIS Hawaii’s Christopher Silber, who was just beginning his writing career at the time.

Unfortunately, working under the iconic drama’s creator, Don Bellisario, meant a mountain of pressure on all of their shoulders.

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Silber had joined midway through season two, despite various warnings from previous colleagues.

Opening on the Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss podcast, he explained: “At the time, the guy who created NCIS was such a legendary a*****e, such a legendary a*****e that I don’t feel any concern calling him for being the p***k he is. But a very successful one.

“So far I had worked with a number of people who had worked for Don Bellisario and warned me.

“They said, ‘Chris, this is not a man you want to work for. This is a horrible, horrible place to work. You don’t want to do it.'”

Silber continued, “Every day you wondered if it would be your last day. Every day.

“All through season three, I held on, I wrote multiple scripts, I co-wrote scripts, I got to rewrite writers who were way more experienced than me, and I thought “Man, maybe I figured that out, maybe I’m fine.

“After the end of the season, well beyond the time when you should be told whether you are coming back or not, no one has been notified.

“The show’s creator was waiting to finish his own contract, and then he was just waiting because he could.

“He actually gave us a final draft…a test to write him a scene. We all went and wrote it, I was sick with the flu when I did it.

“We returned it and from there I guess he decided who was going to stay and who was going to go and I was the only one who said I wasn’t coming back because I just didn’t understand the show “, I just did not understand.”

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In 2007, it was Bellisario’s turn to come out, but this time by none other than NCIS star Mark Harmon who played Agent Leroy Gibbs.

They reportedly argued for months behind the scenes because Harmon was unhappy with his “chaotic management style.”

The network then decided they could live without Bellisario but not Harmon and so they asked his creator to step down.

Today, Steven D Binder has taken over the duties of showrunner on NCIS.

Asked by the LA Times about his version of the story in 2008, Bellisario said, “I asked Mark to reshoot a scene.

“He did it again exactly the same way he did the first time and never spoke to me again.”

Bellisario went on to state that CBS wanted him to leave NCIS to develop something else, but he hasn’t worked on another show since.

He added: “I wish it didn’t end like this.”