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Parents Guide for
"NCIS" (2003) More at IMDbPro »"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (original title)

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Non-explicit discussions of sex. Very rare non-explicit sex scenes. Partial Frontal Nudity and Full Rear Nudity Male/Female from crime scenes/ bodies in many episodes, although brief.


Violence is pretty graphic, but not as much as CSI. Gory autopsy scenes.

Frequent shootouts and hand-to-hand combat. Some bloody, most not.

Infrequent use of ass, bitch, and at times, shit, as well as damn, hell, bastard and crap.

Nothing beyond casual drinking, Smoking, Drugs/ drug abuse mentioned and seen, Actual drug taking not seen.

'NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service' is a police-procedural TV drama series about a Washington DC-based 'Naval Major Case Response Team' as they travel within and beyond the US to solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families. The core team consists of field agents Tony DiNozzo, Ziva David and Timothy McGee led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Evidences they collect are processed by forensic scientist Abby Sciuto and the Coroner, Dr Donald Mallard. In each 45-minute episode, the endearing qualities and interesting back stories of each team member, as well as the heart-warming camaraderie of the team are revealed with witty humor and engaging character-driven plots.

Season 1 and 2 are mostly PG rated and are not as dark as later seasons.

Seasons 3 and up have more TV-14 rated episodes and can sometimes make viewers uncomfortable.

Australia:MA15+ (some episodes) / Australia:M (some episodes) / Canada:PG / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:TE / China:(Banned) (internet) (2014) / Germany:16 (DVD) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:PG (Cable Rating Season 1) / New Zealand:R13 (Original season 1 DVD rating) / New Zealand:M (Season 1 DVD rating) / New Zealand:R13 (Season 2,3,5-9) / New Zealand:M (season 4) / Singapore:PG13 (season 8) (season 9) (season 10) / Singapore:NC-16 (some episodes) / Singapore:PG (some episodes) (season 11) / South Korea:15 / USA:TV-14 / USA:TV-PG (some episodes)

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