A holiday season-themed episode is presented by "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" on December 16. The eleventh chapter of the sixth season which is titled "Silent Night" will still see the team solving a murder case during the nights leading to Christmas time.
They are forced to work overtime during the Christmas week when their prime suspect is discovered to have been dead for 17 years. While stuck working on the case, the team begins to discover some startling personal revelations, which includes each person "having no plan".
Peter Coyote from "Brothers & Sisters" guest stars as Ned Quinn.
On other news, it has been suggested last month that there may be a spin-off to the series that will focus on a new batch of naval officers. These new characters will be introduced in an episode of "NCIS" later this season and will then depart for their own show in next fall. Nothing is confirmed by CBS though regarding this matter.