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By Nate Millado

Let's be frank: Blue Bloods has lasted for 12 seasons thanks largely to the character of Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), the tough-love family man who runs both the Reagan household and the NYPD with fairness and diplomacy. Here are just a few of the traits that make him television's best police commish and paterfamilias extraordinaire!

Watch Blue Bloods Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

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NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) lives by an extensive list of guidelines, appropriately called "Gibbs' Rules." Rule No. 11? "When the job is done, walk away." And that's exactly what happened at the end of the Oct. 11 episode of NCIS, "Great Wide Open."

After 18 seasons, Harmon ended his impressive run as a series regular—as his onscreen counterpart gave up his badge to stick around in Alaska indefinitely. But fans of the long-running procedural need not fret. In a statement about the series star's departure, NCIS EP/showrunner Steve Binder had this to say regarding Harmon's future: "As longtime fans of the show may have noticed over the years … never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out."

So, how well do you know Gibbs? Take our quiz and find out!

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Grissom and Sidle make the perfect team.

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By Nate Millado

In forensics, "GSR" refers to gunshot residue, but to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fans, it's all about the "Grissom Sara Romance." That's why we're so psyched to see that 'ship continue to sail in this fall's highly anticipated reboot, CSI: Vegas, which welcomes the OGs back to Sin City. Watch rounds up some of our favorite GSR moments!

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Watch CSI: Vegas on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

"Cool Change" (Season 1, Episode 2)

Jorja Fox and William Petersen's characters reunite

Grissom (William Petersen) immediately recognizes Sidle (Jorja Fox) when she speaks.

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Gil Grissom (William Petersen) says he doesn't "even have to turn around" to know who's crashing his dummy test. Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) joined the CSI team in Episode 2, but clearly these two already shared a past because Grissom was able to ID her simply by the sound of her voice.

"Invisible Evidence" (Season 4, Episode 11)

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Grissom and Sidle reenact a crime scene.

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Sparks fly whenever Sidle recruits Grissom to reenact a crime scene. (Remember this playful exchange from Season 1, Episode 3: "Hey Grissom! Can you help tape me up?" "I love my job," he tells Catherine Willows, played by Marg Helgenberger.) So when Sidle asks Grissom in Season 4 to pin her against the wall to test out a theory, he gladly obliges.

"Nesting Dolls" (Season 5, Episode 13)

Grissom and Sidle have a heart to heart conversation

Sidle can tell Grissom just about anything.

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Of course GSR was more than just a flirtatious office romance: In this pivotal Season 5 episode, Sidle reveals to Grissom that her mom killed her abusive father, which sent her into foster care.

"Fallen Idols" (Season 7, Episode 17)

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Sidle shaves Grissom's beard.

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In this steamy Season 7 scene, Sidle asks Grissom if he trusts her. "Intimately," he replies. She then proceeds to shave off his beard. Yowza!

"Goodbye and Good Luck" (Season 8, Episode 7)

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Sidle kisses Grissom goodbye.

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Sidle plants a passionate kiss on an unsuspecting Grissom in her Season 8 send-off. Little does he know it will be a kiss goodbye. Later, he reads a letter she left him:

"Gil, you know I love you. I feel I've loved you forever. Lately, I haven't been feeling very well. Truth be told, I'm tired. Out in the desert, under that car that night, I realized something, and I haven't been able to shake it. Since my father died, I've spent almost my entire life with ghosts. We'd been like close friends, and out there in the desert, it occurred to me that it was time for me to bury them. I can't do that here. I'm so sorry.

"No matter how hard I try to fight it off, I'm left with the feeling that ... I have to go. I have no idea where I'm going, but I know I have to do this. If I don't, I'm afraid I'll self-destruct, and worse, you'll be there to see it happen. Be safe. Know that I tried very hard to stay. Know that you are my one and only. I will miss you with every beat of my heart. Our life together was the only home I've ever really had. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love you. I always will. Goodbye."

"One to Go" (Season 9, Episode 10)

Grissom and Sidle kissing in the jungle

Grissom and Sidle reunite in the jungle

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In Petersen's CSI swan song (or so we thought), Grissom tracks Sidle down in a Costa Rican jungle as she's photographing monkeys—and seals their reunion with a kiss.

"Immortality" (Series Finale)

Sidle and Grissom embrace on their boat

No words needed: Sidle and Grissom in the series finale.

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In the two-hour series finale, Grissom thanks Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke) for helping him open up to find love. "[Sara] restores my faith in the human being … plus she helps me with my crossword puzzles," he tells her. And before Grissom heads off on his boat, Sidle catches him in the nick of time at the dock. They share a tender embrace, and sail off into the sunset ... together.

CSI: Vegas | "Nightmare in Sin City"

Catch more "Grissom Sara Romance" in the upcoming CSI: Vegas.

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Watch CSI: Vegas on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Cedric the Entertainer, star and executive producer of the CBS hit comedy The Neighborhood, marks his first time as master of ceremonies for the 73rd Emmy Awards.

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By Nate Millado

Hazmat-suited messengers had to deliver last year's Emmys to winners at home—or at small, socially distant soirees—amid COVID-19 lockdown. Rejoice: This year, the stars (and a live audience) are coming back for the 2021 Emmy Awards! Get ready for TV's biggest night with our ultimate cheat sheet to the three-hour telecast.

The 73rd Emmy Awards airs Sunday, Sept. 19, (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT live) on CBS and Paramount+.

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