NCIS Marathon on USA Network Sunday

…And we’re going to watch. Because, hell, man, it’s Gibbs. And his mother hunchin’ rules!

The only thing better than watching Leroy Jethro Gibbs use his inhumanly astounding sniper skills is listening to him spout his life rules. Which often comes just before he amazes us with the aforementioned sniper skills. Fortunately for NCIS fans, somebody with some power at USA  realizes this, resulting in a:

Starting Sunday, August 19th, at 12:00 Eastern Time.
(Check your local listings to see if that’s A.M. or P.M. because as unbelievable as it sounds the silly press release doesn’t say.)

We don’t need a press release to tell you that NCIS is the highest-rated drama show on television these days. (Yes, it’s a loose definition of “drama.” Deal with it.) Or to fill in the sadly unwashed on the fact that the show stars Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine Gunnery Sergeant now a special agent for NCIS. Gibbs’ team includes special agents Anthony Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) and Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), who are supported by forensic specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) and medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum), and it’s their interaction that makes this show work.