Both action drama are spinoffs of “NCIS,” which was renewed in early April. “NCIS: Los Angeles” follows a Naval Criminal Investigative Service division based in the City of Angels that is tasked with catching dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to national security. It stars Chris O’Donnell as Special Agent G. Callen, a chameleon who can skillfully blend in with and infiltrate the criminal underworld, and LL Cool J as Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The series also stars Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, and Renee Felice Smith as members of this elite force. R. Scott Gemmill, John P. Kousakis, and Frank Military executive produce the show, with CBS Television Studios producing.
“NCIS: New Orleans” centers on the field office in the Big Easy that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in the area. 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. The agents on his squad are played by Lucas Black, Vanessa Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Rob Kerkovich, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, and CCH Pounder.
‘In the Blood’ – Pride’s father, Cassius Pride (Stacy Keach), is wrapped up in an NCIS case involving a notorious unsolved casino heist from several years ago. Also, Pride meets a family member he never knew existed, on the milestone 100th episode of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Oct. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade, Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, Daryl Chill Mitchell as Patton Plame, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, and Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS – MARCH 28: ‘The Assassination of Dwayne Pride’ – When journalist Oliver Crane (Mark Gessner) posts a scathing article documenting Pride’s ‘reckless use of justice,’ the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux (Chelsea Field) warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, and Mark Gessner as Oliver Crane (Photo by Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS – MARCH 13: ‘Powder Keg’ – Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday (Riann Steele) who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, April 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Donovan Mitchell as Wallace Leroi, Matt Servitto as Captian Estes, Rob Kerkovich as Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images)
The show was created by Gary Glasberg, and executive produced by Christopher Silber, James Hayman, Adam Targum, Chad Gomez Creasey, and Mark Harmon. It is produced by CBS Television Studios.
“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” said Kelly Kahl, the 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.”
“NCIS: Los Angeles” has averaged 10.1 million in delayed viewings and a 0.87 in the 18-49 demo, and “NCIS: New Orleans” scored almost 11 million in delayed viewings and a 0.81 in the 18-49 demo.
CBS has previously renewed a number of shows for the 2019-2020 season, such as “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon,” “Magnum, P.I.,” and the final season of “Criminal Minds.”
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