At first I wasn't a fan of the proposed NCIS spin-off. If it ain't broke, don't fix it-right? Maybe I was wrong. I mean, NCIS, was a spin-off of the popular series JAG. Now that casting news for the new series has been released I'm starting to think that maybe the execs at CBS know what they're doing...and a spin-off may be just what the TV doctors ordered.
According to TVGUIDE.COM:
The deals are now done, and Chris O'Donnell and recording artist LL Cool J are on board for CBS' much-ballyhooed NCIS spinoff.
O'Donnell will play Callen, a chameleon-like lead agent, while LL's character, a former Navy SEAL, is described as hard on the outside but "thoughtful, eloquent and disarmingly charming" under the surface.
Previously announced castings include CSI alumna Louise Lombard (as the series' female lead, a military police major turned investigator), Peter Cambor (playing a quick-witted operational psychologist) and newcomer Daniela Ruah (as a young investigator specializing in forensics and criminology).