Let’s try this again: CBS will try again to spinoff its NCIS franchise with a special two-parter that’ll air in the spring.
The new series will be executive produced by NCIS Executive Producer Gary Glasberg and series star Mark Harmon. Here’s the logline: “The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans with its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. It is a natural backdrop for a unique character driven spin-off.”
The news was first reported on Deadline.
Last spring, CBS developed an NCIS spinoff called NCIS LA: RED that starred John Corbett but the pilot wasn’t picked up to series. That one aired as an episode of NCIS: LA earlier in the season and was about a small mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes.
Originals of NCIS and NCIS: LA return this Wednesday.