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)
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."
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.
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)
November 26, 2009 |
"NCIS" was back at the top of the television ratings last week after a three-week absence, helping CBS become the most-watched network for the eighth time in the season's nine weeks. "NCIS" averaged 20.34 million viewers, continuing its streak of drawing more than 20 million viewers for each original episode this season and being the most-watched scripted series each week of the season, even in reruns. CBS had four of the eight most-watched programs and nine of the 10 most-watched scripted series between Nov. 16 and Sunday and averaged 11.62 million viewers for its prime-time programming, according to figures released this week by the Nielsen Co. ABC was second, averaging 10.01 million viewers.