September 22, 2009 |
You don't have to be an "NCIS" fan to watch its spin-off, "NCIS: Los Angeles," which premieres tonight. Although the main characters of "Los Angeles" were introduced on "NCIS" last season, this pilot neatly gets everyone up to speed, quickly introducing Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) as he attempts to return to work after a brutal and traumatic shooting. Staring moodily from a rather questionable motel room overlooking a Santa Monica Pier bathed in an amber sunset, he is clearly not at peace with himself, a fact that is quickly pointed out by his partner, Special Agent Sam Hanna (LL Cool J)
September 16, 2009 |
David McCallum has heard this story before. But ever the gentleman, he listens intently as a female baby boomer relates how he made her pre-teen heart skip more than a few beats as the blond, blue-eyed Russian-born secret agent Ilya Kuryakin on NBC's 1964-65 espionage series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Kuryakin and the equally sexy American spy Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) worked for a secret government agency called the United Network Command for Law Enforcement whose nemesis was the evil THRUSH -- the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.
December 24, 2009 |
Infatuation is grand. But for a relationship to endure, it must be based on something more than superficial attraction. There must be mutual respect and compatibility and shared interests. No, this isn't a stray chunk from an Ask Amy column. This is a love story. But can it last? Several months ago, I suddenly discovered the TV series "NCIS." The initials stand for "Naval Criminal Investigative Service," although for me it might as well have been "LIFA" -- for "Life Is Forever Altered."
February 6, 2013 |
John Corbett is getting into the CBS procedural game. The actor will star in the network's potential "NCIS: LA" spinoff. In "NCIS: Red," a mobile teams of agents are forced to live and work together as they solve crimes around the country. The back-door pilot will air as an episode of "NCIS: LA" this spring. Should it perform well and get a full-fledged series order, it will be the third series in the "NCIS" universe. Corbett, whose recent TV gigs include "Parenthood" and "Unites States of Tara" (in addition to voice work on Applebee's and Walgreens commercials)
October 3, 2010 |
Last season, "NCIS" ended in a cliffhanger, one actually worth fretting over. After a several-episode-long arc in which Jethro Gibbs ( Mark Harmon) was doing his best to take down a Mexican drug cartel, he'd succeeded only in part. The head of the family, a Tennessee Williams-quoting black widow named Paloma Reynosa ( Jacqueline Obradors), was seeking revenge on Gibbs because, as it happened, he killed her father, a secret he'd kept for years. In the final scene, she entered Gibbs' father's general store in Pennsylvania, bent on evening the score.
September 18, 2012 |
When one of TV's top scripted dramas returns next week for its fourth season, the crack investigative team of "NCIS: Los Angeles" will employ technology in an entirely new way: to capture the second screen in the living room. CBS is offering an iPad application that synchronizes with each episode and delivers content designed to complement the TV viewing experience. The "NCIS: Los Angeles Connect" app, available Tuesday through Apple Inc.'s iTunes store, will afford viewers the chance to examine evidence more closely, learn more about the suspects and vote on whom they believe committed the crime.