Lucas Black, Scott Bakula
Will you follow the NCIS franchise to New Orleans?
Now that the latest iteration of CBS' juggernaut has officially premiered, we want to know your thoughts — as well as what you think of every new show this season. Do you plan to stick around with Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) & Co. in the Big Easy, or is three NCISes too many?
Vote here for which new shows won you over, and which ones flopped.
NCIS: New Orleans
If you had a successful recipe for beignets, would you mess with it? Same rule applies for CBS's NCIS: New Orleans (9/8c), the latest transplantation of TV's most durable (and around the world, most watched) franchise. This second spinoff — forcing NCIS: LA to move to Mondays starting next week — of a series that was itself a spinoff (of the long-running JAG) hews strictly to the...
NCIS: New Orleans was never supposed to be a series.
But that changed when NCIS creator Gary Glasberg — with a little nudge from star Mark Harmon — got swept away by the city's food, culture, music and overall charm. And meeting D'Wayne Swear, the real-life NCIS agent on whom Scott Bakula's NCIS: New Orleans character is based, didn't hurt either.
NCIS: New Orleans
The cast of NCIS: New Orleans has called The Big Easy home for the past several months while they've been filming the latest entrant into the NCIS franchise. But how well do they really know the city?
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Dominic West, Maura Tierney
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Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, Scott Bakula
Most TV viewers will always remember Ray Romano as Ray Barone, Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett and Andre Braugher as Det. Frank Pembleton. But for some of us, they will always be...
If you're seeking a metaphor for acting, you couldn't do much better than the body-jumping premise of Quantum Leap. In the 21 years since that series went off the air, its star, Scott Bakula, has leaped into a striking array of characters, with an initial emphasis on more sci-fi (Star Trek: Enterprise) eventually offset by a turn toward naturalistic dramedy (Men of a Certain Age). But playing a cop on a network procedural? Inexplicably, that seemingly inevitable move had proven a leap too far.
This oversight has finally been rectified with Bakula's role as the lead in NCIS: New Orleans, premiering on CBS Sept. 23 in the coveted Tuesday time slot immediately following the franchise's flagship series...
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.
Chasing Life's Rob Kerkovich has been tapped to play...