CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles kicks off its sixth season on Sept. 29 — now airing Mondays at 10/9c, opposite ABC’s stalwart Castle (which is coming off its most watched season ever) and NBC’s buzzy The Blacklist (aka last year’s No. 1 new drama).
It’s an unenviable position to be in, christening a brand-new home — a new night, at a later hour — and without your sire/TV’s most watched drama, NCIS, opening the night. (Instead, the freshman drama Scorpion will lead into NCIS: LA.) But the folks in LA have a plan.
“We are going to try to make the show as noisy as we possibly can,” showrunner Shane Brennan told TVLine during our Fall Preview Q&A.
Fortunately for NCIS: LA, Brennan says, “the writers, the cast and the crew have always operated at 100 percent. We’ve never backed off on anything, and we’re not backing off now in any way.” So the idea is to take what already works and kick it up a notch when possible.
“Will we have some more-familiar guest casting? Possibly,” Brennan allows. “We also hope to be able to make those great action sequences that we do so well even more intense.” (There may even be some decidedly “mature” romantic fare on tap. “If you like Kensi and Deeks and you are intrigued by Talia, you are in for a kind of full-on moment” in the premiere, the show boss teases.)
But in terms of the NCIS: LA that has thrived for five seasons, “We won’t disappoint the fans by changing it dramatically to fit the time slot,” he makes clear. “They’re going to be relieved to know that it’s the same show that they love.”
As for the procedural’s potential audience of newcomers, Brennan believes that “anyone who has the habit of watching CBS at 10 o’clock on a Monday night will be rewarded with a really intriguing show. I think we can cater to new fans because of what we’ve been doing that kept the old fans happy for five seasons.”
Source: TV Line
Question: Would love some NCIS: LA scoop, please — anything Hetty-related would be fantastic. —Michelle
Ausiello: Lest you suspect that the Hetty cliffhanger will neatly/quickly resolve itself as previous ones have, as Season 6 opens, “We actually see Hetty reach a point where she cannot resolve the situation herself,” showrunner Shane Brennan told Matt Mitovich. “She hits a wall, where she can’t do any more than what she’s done.” [Cue a rather unexpected savior.] Unrelated bonus scoop: Early on in Season 6, Rocky Carroll will cross over from NCIS to appear as Vance in “more than one” LA episode.
Source: TV Line
Daniela stops by “Extra” on August 15th. I´ve uploaded 20 HQ and 3 LQ Photos into the gallery. Enjoy
Stephanie Jacobsen has landed a potentially recurring role on NCIS, EW has learned exclusively.
The Revenge and Melrose Place alum will play FBI Special Agent Leia Pendergast, who is partnered with Agent DiNozzo for a case involving an international terrorist threat targeting Navy researchers.
Could she be a new love interest for DiNozzo? The description of her character seems to imply as much: “Armed but feminine, sexy and single, cool and confident. A former U.S. Marshal-turned FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force leader, she is flirtatious and adventurous with a sense of humor. Leia is a straight shooter, brash when she needs to be. She isn’t afraid to knock down doors or Egos
Sasha attends HollyShorts 10th Anniversary Opening Night Gala on August 14th. Uploaded 4 HQ and 16 LQ Photos. Enjoy
I can’t believe they’re already giving DiNozzo a new love interest on NCIS. — Susan
I’m sure there are ‘shippers out there who never want to see Tony with anyone but Ziva, but that ‘ship has sailed. Or has it? While executive producer GaryGlasberg says the door is always open for Cote de Pablo to return, Michael Weatherly sounds even more certain. “I’m sure they will see other again,” he says of an eventual reunion between Tony and Ziva. “I am deeply fascinated by what kind of fireworks would result,” Weatherly says. “I absolutely know that it would not be without an explosive quality.” Especially if he’s with another woman, amirite?
Source: TV Guide
Added new Sasha Candids and Scottie attended the “37: A Final Promise” – Los Angeles Special Screening. Enjoy
I´ve added Photos of the ‘NCIS’ Celebrates Being Named The Most-Watched Drama In The World yesterday. Enjoy