Eric Christian Olsen Talks Marty Deeks' Future on 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

Meaghan Darwish
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For some time now, fans of NCIS: Los Angeles have been concerned about a possible exit for Eric Christian Olsen — but thankfully, we just got an answer about the actor's future with the show.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Olsen, who plays Marty Deeks on the CBS series, would be continuing his working relationship with the network. The actor sold two projects, Nurses and Life Lessons revealed Deadline, which seemed to also confirm that Olsen wouldn't be straying too far from the mix at NCIS: LA. 

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The fan favorite was notably absent for some time during Season 9.

Still, that hadn't stopped fans from worrying that these new projects could take a toll on his time on the show. And the actor's rumored exit has remained a topic discussed among viewers on social media.

Luckily, it only took a single screenshot to put a halt to those fears. This week, a fan shared a comment made by the actor in regards to his role on the show.

"I'm gonna do both until my body gives out or @swrightolsen kills me," the actor teased about acting on and producing the series, while also making a quip about wife and actress Sarah Wright Olsen (Parks and Recreation).

For fans unconvinced, it's been confirmed that Deeks will marry Kensi (Daniela Ruah) this season, and with wedding plans underway, it's unlikely the actor will leave anytime soon. Olsen's sticking around for the long haul — he's just widening his reach at the network.

"Hit List" -- Pictured: Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks) and Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye). The NCIS team is in danger after their pictures, as well as Mosley and her son's names, are included on a cartel hit list. Also, NCIS Deputy Director Louis Ochoa (Esai Morales) arrives with Special Prosecutor John Rogers (Peter Jacobson) to interview Mosley about the off-the-books mission in Mexico, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Oct. 21 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Gerald McRaney guest stars as Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Olsen's projects and plans are a practice employed by many stars, including former NCIS actor Michael Weatherly who has sold projects to the network while also starring in and producing his own series, Bull.

While some fans may take this as a sign Olsen is branching out on his own, the actor's own words should be enough to settle any unease.

NCIS: Los Angeles, Sundays, 9/8c, CBS

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