Mark Harmon and Scott Bakula
The latest installment in the NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans, premieres this fall on CBS. But viewers have already gotten an introduction to the crew down in the Big Easy thanks to a two-part episode that aired this spring as part of the original NCIS.
In the video below — which is exclusive to TVGuide.com and will also be available as part of the NCIS Season 11 DVD set, out Tuesday — executive producer Gary Glasberg and other members of the show's production team explain how the two-part episode came together, and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process that went into creating NCIS: New Orleans.
Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel
When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.
Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."
NCIS: New Orleans is filling out its ranks.
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CBS has released trailers for its new series, including procedural spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, the Kevin Williamson drama Stalker, and comedy The McCarthys. Check out the first looks below:
Ralph Waite, Mark Harmon
Though NCIS season finales are known for being action-packed cliff-hangers, the final episode of Season 11 may have fans reaching for tissues rather than sitting on the edge of their seats. The episode will pay tribute to actor Ralph Waite, who died unexpectedly in February.
"Everyone involved really wanted to do this," creator Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com. "We wanted to do this properly and say goodbye to a character that we all really enjoyed writing over the years, and goodbye to an actor that meant a lot to us. ... This was such a significant event for us, both on-screen and off, that we wanted to handle it properly and do it well, and let people mourn the passing of Gibbs' dad with him."
CBS has given series orders to NCIS: New Orleans, the Kevin Williamson drama Stalker, CSI: Cyber, Madam Secretary and Scorpion, as well as comedies The Odd Couple and The McCarthys, TVGuide.com has learned. They join the previously ordered to series Battle Creek, from Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan. The fate of...
NCIS fans don't have to worry about saying farewell to any other members of the team anytime soon...
Ralph Waite, Mark Harmon
There won't be any loose ends or jangled nerves at the close of May 13's finale, which honors the late actor Ralph Waite and sends his character, Jackson Gibbs, to his final resting place.
Pam Dawber and Robin Williams
Old pals Robin Williams and Pam Dawber have found themselves sitting across from each other on a soundstage nearly 32 years after shooting the final episode of Mork & Mindy, their seminal 1970s sitcom about a hyper but lovable alien from the planet Ork who falls for a charming girl next door.
"Pretty amazing, huh?" says Williams, 63. "Yeah," sighs Dawber, 62, whose guest spot marks her first acting role in 14 years.
The two are shooting a scene for the April 10 episode of Williams's hit CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones, which finds his Simon trying to break things off with the travel writer he's been dating (Dawber). When Simon...