Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J
How do you assemble a team that can even compare to Jethro Gibbs & Co.? If you're NCIS and you're prepping a spin-off, you start with Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J.
Batman's former Robin and the recording artist/sometime actor are in talks to front the CBS hit's offshoot, says the Reporter and EW. O'Donnell would play a chameleon-like investigator, while LL's potential character is a former Navy SEAL.
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said that just as Mark Harmon's NCIS "was [born of] an episode of JAG," this latest back-door pilot would air as an episode of NCIS later this season.
What's your take, NCIS
fans? Can Meredith Grey's onetime beau possibly measure up to Harmon?
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