The newest show to the Tuesday block is brought to you by an old television practice. If people love a show, they will love more shows just like it. NCIS is one of the biggest shows on CBS. That means we should have NCIS: Los Angeles. Once that worked, NCIS: New Orleans was not far behind.
The newest spinoff of the old standby brings Scott Bakula back to television in a lead role. Bakula will reprise his role as Dwayne Pride. Pride, who carries the nickname “King”, is the Special Agent in charge of the field office. He is joined by Special Agent Christopher LeSalle and Special Agent Meredith Brody. Loretta Wade serves as the coroner on the squad.
Lucas Black portrays LaSalle. Viewers may have a hard time figuring out where they know Black from with such an extensive resume. Slingblade, Friday Night Lights, 42 and a few The Fast and the Furious movies are all included in the actor’s background.
Zoe McClellan will work opposite LeSalle as Agent Brody. She has appeared in the original NCIS as well as Star Trek: Voyager among other television shows. Fans can also find her work in a few feature films, including Dungeons & Dragons and Stranger in My House.
The challenge with the new show will be to give viewers a reason to care about yet another NCIS show. The original is good. Los Angeles carries some star power. This one turns to a few new actors to bring in the crowd. This may be a case of too much of a good thing.
I would be surprised if this one makes it a full season.
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