CBS Planning ‘NCIS: LA’ Spin-Off

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Now in its 10th season and with over 200 episodes under its belt, monster hit NCIS’ magnitude continues to reverberate across the network TV landscape. The show still draws a massive viewership each week, and in 2009 it spawned the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, which has become almost as popular.

NCIS: LA, which is currently in season 4, has seen its own fan base continue to grow, proving that there’s still a big market for primetime crime procedurals. Other shows, like CSI and Law & Order, have had similar success planting new seeds within their hit shows, so why wouldn’t NCIS want to continue to milk what they have for all its worth too?

According to Deadline, CBS is preparing a third NCIS series that will be a direct spin-off of NCIS: LA. New characters will be debuted during a two-part episode later this season and will serve as the launchpad for the new (currently untitled) series – though you can assume ‘NCIS’ will be somewhere in there. The show will be written and executive produced by NCIS: LA showrunner Shane Brennan and will follow a small group of mobile agents who crisscross the country solving crimes.

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Shane Brennan, creator of ‘NCIS: LA’

Brennan and the network used this same planting technique with NCIS: LA when it became its own show after introducing its characters during a two-hour episode of NCIS. In fact, planting spin-offs has become commonplace with successful shows. CBS’s CSI: Miami spawned CSI: New York in the exact same fashion and many people forget that NCIS itself is a spin-off, as it was introduced in a two-part episode of JAG.

Of course, not every spin-off lives a long life. CBS also produced a spin-off of Criminal Minds, titled Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, but unfortunately for the network and its cast, it only lasted one season. There’s obviously a demand for more of these types of crime dramas, but only time will tell if the new NCIS series hits home with audiences.

Viewers may be frustrated with the lack of originality in entertainment these days, but ultimately the consumers decide what films and TV shows get made. So, if you want more NCISs or not, remember to vote with your remote control.

NCIS L.A. airs on CBS Tuesdays @9pm.

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Source: Deadline

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  1. Soooo, a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off? Did I get that right? Sounds like a perfectly reasonable idea to me.

    • Inception!!!

    • Yep, you got it right.

    • Actually, a spin off of a spin off (NCIS) of a spin off (JAG).

      BTW, most of us do vote with our remotes to not watch drivel but it seems the fools who turn bad shows on are the only ones who get counted. How else do you explain year after year of the Kartrashians, American Idol, Survivor, Jersey Shore, etc.!?

    • How about NCIS-Chicago? That way we can get lots of scenes of the great spots in the windy city which I am sure the show’s producers would have to add in for authenticity. That huge mall type area in the business district would be good because thousands of people a day come and go there so it would be easy for the good and the bad guys to lurk. I do wish Deek would get a haircut for the next season plus a shave and occasionally dress at least neat casual. Even the few times he puts on a suit or a tux he looks like a derelict in my opinion. To think the beautiful gal he works with has to put up with him looking like that isn’t a good thought.

  2. i got major deja vu from four years ago when i saw the title of this article hahaha

  3. so NCIS:L.A., which is a spin off of NCIS, which is a spin off of JAG, is getting it’s own spin off… crazy f****** world we live in

    • I think you stupd f***ing world

  4. Xzibit: Yo dawg, I heard you like NCIS spin-off’s. So I put a spin-off in your spin-off while you watch your spin-off!

  5. NCIS: Chicago?

    • Yes – good one danlister. I agree with you on this.

  6. I gave up watching CSI shows with CSI:New York so it would have to be like, CSI: Moonbase alpha, to get me interested enough to watch it.

  7. Law & Order : Elevator Inspectors Unit

    • Damn

  8. I’m excited! I love the NCIS series… Should be fun.
    And I don’t mind that it’s a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off :)

  9. I like the NCIS shows. So hopefully it will be just as good. It also depends on the cast. I think that’s what went wrong with Criminal minds spin off. The cast was just bad. It would of been a good show otherwise.

    • I have been wondering if Edward Hodges is the same one who was a child actor (Eddie Hodges) and did a little bit of recording years ago.

      • I’ve been in my cage too long ! Sorry about that. I went back and reread the article about a new actor apparently destined for the new spinoff and realized it’s Edwin Hodge although I was positive the web site I first read had Edward Hodges. :-(

  10. I don’t have a problem with the spinoff – but I am not fond of the casting of the two main characters Paris & Roy. Liked the rest of the cast.

  11. NCIS: Winnebago?

  12. Seeings how they are calling it “Red Team”, They should call the spin off NCIS: Red Team. Thats my figure on this.

  13. I like the current NCIS programs. They are just different enough to be interesting on their own. I really don’t like the Linda Hunt character, Hetty. She is not interesting, quite the opposite, but then again, I’ve never really liked the people they’ve used as the director in the original show. If they do in fact spin off a new show from the LA one, I’ll not likely watch it. We do not like Kim Raver or John Corbett. They are both terrible actors and not interesting to watch, so we won’t. Really CBS, is that the best you can do? Spin offs don’t bother me, but poor choices for actors do.

    • I do like Linda Hunt as Hetty. To me, she lends some stability to the crew who sometimes need it badly. Also, her tea time is great – very calming after oftentimes so much violence going on. I do not like the little newest gal with the awful stick looking hair. For me she adds nothing to the cast or the show itself. She is a little bit bland. Every show has to bring in someone new I know after a certain amount of time . It’s hard to find a good fit especially with shows that have a long longevity.

  14. Considering the “new” characters, I’d call the new one, “NCIS: Boring.”

  15. I agree with the previous poster I don’t mind its a spin off but the actors have to draw me in. However the actors introduced haven’t really persuaded me to check out the next NCIS spin off.

  16. Another idea for a spin off could be based on the Naval ships called NCIS: Agent afloat