Would CBS' NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles be monster successes if such charismatic actors as Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell hadn't been cast in the leading roles? Probably not. Now Shane Brennan, exec producer of the franchise, is hoping to spin off yet another series. This one, scheduled to test-launch as a special episode of NCIS: L.A. this spring, centers on a mobile organization called Red Team. Here are the major roles currently being cast, along with some recommendations of actors who might be looking for work....
From the moment Emily Owens, M.D. begins, one thought will surely cross your mind: This feels very familiar.
That's because The CW's new medical dramedy is pretty similar to ABC's stalwart Grey's Anatomy — from the titular protagonists' names to the voiceovers and even the characters, the tone of Shonda Rhimes' medical drama is present.
Emily Owens stars Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Off the Map) as a first-year intern who, while working alongside her best friend/crush (Justin Hartley) and her childhood nemesis (Aja Naomi King), must learn the hard way that hospitals are a lot like high school.
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"I think that every medical show now is going to be compared to Grey's," Gummer tells TVGuide.com. "I did...
NCIS: Los Angeles loves to blow things up. So when executive producer Shane Brennan received word that the CBS drama would air a two-hour finale, he was practically giddy.
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"There's a particularly amazing explosion in the second hour of the show ... and there are no computer graphics in this explosion," Brennan says. "The debris is real, the fire balls are real. We have this opportunity of doing a double episode and we ended up with a movie in effect. I don't think in 30 years of doing this, I've ever had a more challenging two hours of TV to put together."
But while things may go boom early and often, look for a lot of other explosive moments between the characters...
On the NCIS: Los Angeles set this March day, there's even more bull in the bullpen than usual. The number of buff leading men wearing too-tight shirts has suddenly doubled, and so has the quick-fire banter.
Several of the law enforcers on hand need to be inoculated against smallpox, since their mission is to bring down a madman intent on infecting the population with the virus. "I'm not a big fan of needles," squeaks Eric Christian Olsen, as Deeks. "I'll buy you ice cream if you don't cry," promises Kensi (Daniela Ruah). Linda Hunt, aka Hetty, plays the straight woman, telling Deeks: "You might feel a...
Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J are about to get NCIS L-lei'd. The stars of NCIS: Los Angeles will say 'aloha' to the sexy actors of fellow CBS series Hawaii Five-0 as part of an exciting May sweeps two-night crossover event. The ambitious case involves...