CBS Renews ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘NCIS: New Orleans’
Good news for fans of naval-based procedural crime drama. CBS has renewed ‘NCIS: Los Angeles‘ for Season 11 and ‘NCIS: New Orleans‘ for Season 6. They join parent series ‘NCIS’ which was already renewed for Season 17.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ is set in the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J star.
‘NCIS: New Orleans’ takes place in the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment, and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), a.k.a. “King,” a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” commented Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”
As ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ heads to the conclusion of its 10th season in the US, the finale sees a CBS “proceeduralverse” reunion, with ‘JAG’ stars David James Elliott and Catherine Bell return to the roles of Navy Captain Harmon Rabb, Jr. and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie. This has sparked a number of rumours that seeing the duo back on screen again could spark a return of ‘JAG’…
If that happens it would mean ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, which is spawned from ‘NCIS’, which in turn is spawned from ‘JAG’, could end up spawning a ‘JAG’ revival… At this point, I feel the need to hold a small lion cub over a cliff and burst into “The Circle Of Life”… Or rather, the circle of CBS procedural drama… although that is, admittedly, less catchy…