CBS has picked up both of its “NCIS” spinoffs for next season.For “NCIS: LA,” the renewal gives it an 11th season. The pickup for “New Orleans” comes after the show lost an executive producer and its showrunner. The network renewed the flagship, “NCIS” earlier this month.Former “New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern was fired in October after the start of a third HR investigation into misconduct. He had twice previously been investigated internally at the studio, but for the third investigation, spurred by further reports of harassment and verbally abusive behavior toward women, CBS brought in outside counsel.Also Read: CBS Sports Network to Air 40 WNBA Games in New TV DealIn January, CBS fired “NCIS: New Orleans” executive producer Adam Targum following an HR complaint and investigation.“Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We’re excited to have Chris, LL, Scott and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”The three shows join “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds,” “Blue Bloods,” “FBI,” “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood” and “Magnum PI” to be picked up for next season.Read original story CBS Renews ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ At TheWrap
Another “JAG” alum is set to reprise her role on the CBS offshoot “NCIS: Los Angeles” this season.Catherine Bell, who starred as Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie on the original series, will reprise her role in a guest appearance in the “NCIS: LA” season finale on Sunday, May 19. She joins her longtime co-star David James Elliott, who was announced to be reprising his “JAG” role in a multi-episode arc last week.“Catherine’s “Mac” was a strong, smart woman who held her own, and then some, in a male dominated world,” said “NCIS: LA” showrunner and former “JAG” producer R. Scott Gemmill. “Her character paved the way for other strong female leads. Not only is it great to be working together again as friends, but to be able to write for Catherine and have her same character interact with our ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ characters now, that’s wonderfully surreal. It feels like everything has come full circle.”Also Read: David James Elliott to Reprise 'JAG' Role With 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Guest ArcBell and Elliott starred together on “JAG” for 10 years between 1995 and 2005. The success of the show led CBS to spinoff the franchise with “NCIS” in 2003, followed by “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009 and “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2014.Elliott’s first appearance will be the Sunday, May 12 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” kicking off an arc which will see the NCIS team uncover ISIS sympathizers who appear to be planning an attack on US aircraft carriers, driving them to team up with Rabb, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid. In the May 19 finale, Hetty (Linda Hunt) has to call in a favor to an old friend, Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Bell), to help get access to an elusive Russian diplomat.Read original story ‘JAG’ Alum Catherine Bell to Join David James Elliott in ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Appearance At TheWrap
“JAG” star David James Elliott is set to reprise his role from the long-running CBS drama on its offshoot, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the network announced Friday.Elliott starred as Navy Cpt. Harmon Rabb Jr. on “JAG” for 10 years between 1995 and 2005. The new role reunites him with “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill, who served as a producer on the original series in its early run.“I was really excited to get a chance to work with David again,” Gemmill said in a statement. “I did the first 4 seasons of ‘JAG’ with him so to be able to work together again in and of itself is great–but to do so with the same character…on our show…this many years later–that’s pretty damn amazing.”Also Read: 'NCIS' Alum Pauley Perrette Returns to CBS to Star in Comedy Pilot 'Broke'The success of “JAG” led CBS to spinoff the franchise with “NCIS” in 2003. That procedural has itself been spun off several times, including “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009 and “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2014.Gemmill continued, “Bringing Harmon Rabb to work with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ makes for a formidable coalition, and both entities are going to need all the help they can get when confronted with the greatest challenge of their careers.”Elliott’s first appearance will be the Sunday, May 12 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Titled “The Guardian,” the episode will see the NCIS team uncover ISIS sympathizers who appear to be planning an attack on US aircraft carriers, driving them to team up with Rabb, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid.Elliott is repped by Gersh and Link.Read original story David James Elliott to Reprise ‘JAG’ Role With ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Guest Arc At TheWrap
“NCIS: New Orleans” executive producer Adam Targum has been fired following an HR complaint and investigation, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap. According to Vulture, the complaint was made earlier this month, with Targum being fired Jan. 25. Sources told Vulture that the former EP — who was second in command for showrunner Christopher Silber — was known for bullying on set, and the HR department was informed that several members of the writing staff had problems with Targum. CBS declined TheWrap’s request for comment on the nature of the complaint and who made it. Also Read: 'NCIS: New Orleans' Producer Brad Kern Fired by CBS After Investigation Targum’s exit from the show follows that of former “NCIS: New Orleans” showrunner Brad Kern who exited last October after a third misconduct investigation, and an overall investigation into the corporate culture at CBS after the ousting of former chief Les Moonves over sexual misconduct accusations. “We have ended Brad Kern’s role as consulting producer on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ and his overall deal with the studio,” a representative for the studio said in a statement at the time of Kern’s exit. Kern had twice previously been investigated internally at the studio, but for the third investigation, spurred by further reports of harassment and verbally abusive behavior toward women, CBS brought in outside counsel. Also Read: CBS Sets Premiere Date for Ava Duvernay's 'The Red Line,' Will Air the Whole Series Over 4 Weeks The new investigation came shortly after CBS Studios signed a new two-year deal with the producer and chose to keep him on board as a consulting producer on the procedural despite replacing him as showrunner. Last summer, CBS Entertainment boss Kelly Kahl said he had confidence the investigation would “get to the truth” of the matter. “CBS Studios investigated Brad Kern in 2016,” Kahl said at the time. “Action was taken after that investigation and, you know, there have been no complaints since. I’m troubled and frustrated that reports continue to come out in the press.” Read original story Second ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Exec Producer Fired After HR Complaint At TheWrap
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Pauley Perrette had a dream … about sharing a “lovely” conversation with George H.W. Bush during a long plane flight. “NCIS” alum Perrette took to Twitter early Saturday, shortly after news broke that the 41st President of the United States had died at age 94. “I didn’t align with all of his politics but in my dream we were on a long plane ride together and sat next to each other,” Perrette continued.