NCIS: New Orleans

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NCIS: New Orleans
Genre
Created by Gary Glasberg
Starring
Theme music composer John Lee Hooker
Opening theme "Boom Boom" performed by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) – present (present)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on September 23, 2014, as part of the 2014–15 television season, following its parent series NCIS.[5][6][7][8]

The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg. The series' executive producers are Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber, and James Hayman. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans.

In Canada NCIS: New Orleans will air on Tuesday nights at 9 ET/PT on Global TV.[9][10][11]

On October 27, 2014, CBS placed a full season episode order for the first season.[12]

Premise[edit]

Led by Agent Dwayne Pride, the New Orleans office of NCIS handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle. Special Agent Chris Lasalle and his partner Great Lakes Special Agent Merri Brody work with Pride to ensure the safety of the once hurricane stricken Crescent City.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Dwayne Cassius "King" Pride (portrayed by Scott Bakula), a New Orleans native, is the NCIS Special Agent-in-Charge of the New Orleans field office. He is also a long-time friend of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a main character of NCIS. He and his wife Linda live in the Lower Garden District. His daughter, Laurel, is a music major at Louisiana State University.
  • Christopher LaSalle (portrayed by Lucas Black) is an NCIS Senior Special Agent. LaSalle is originally from Alabama and worked one time as a deputy sheriff on a vice squad. LaSalle attended the University of Alabama, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 3.7 GPA. While in college he played the school mascot Big Al. He lives in the French Quarter.
  • Meredith "Merri" Brody (portrayed by Zoe McLellan) is an NCIS Special Agent who recently transferred from the Great Lakes office. She has a background in interrogation and claims to have a black belt in aikido. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
  • Dr. Loretta Wade (portrayed by C. C. H. Pounder) is the Medical Examiner of Orleans Parish whose office is contracted by NCIS for autopsies and forensics.
  • Sebastian Lund (portrayed by Rob Kerkovich) is Dr. Wade's lab assistant and a forensic scientist.

Recurring[edit]

  • Linda Pride (portrayed by Paige Turco) is Pride's estranged wife who officially moved out in "Watch Over Me". The two have a daughter together.
  • Laurel Pride (portrayed by Shanley Caswell) is Pride's daughter who is currently a music major at Louisiana State University.
  • Patton Plame (portrayed by Daryl Mitchell) is a computer specialist that assists the New Orleans office.
  • Douglas Hamilton (portrayed by Steven Weber) is a New Orleans city councilman.

Special guest appearances[edit]

  • Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (portrayed by David McCallum) is NCIS's Chief Medical Examiner, assigned to NCIS Headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard, and an acquaintance of Dr. Wade. (episode 1)
  • Abby Sciuto (portrayed by Pauley Perrette) is NCIS's Forensic Specialist, also assigned to NCIS Headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard, and a friend of Pride. (episode 2)
  • Anthony DiNozzo (portrayed by Michael Weatherly) is a Senior Special Agent assigned to the D.C. Headquarters Major Case Response Team who came to New Orleans to assist in an investigation involving the plague because of his previous exposure in the NCIS episode "SWAK". (episode 2)
  • Leon Vance (portrayed by Rocky Carroll) is the Director of NCIS. (episodes 2–3 and 5)
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs (portrayed by Mark Harmon) is the D.C. Major Case Response Team Special Agent in Charge and a friend of Pride. (episode 3; uncredited)
  • Tobias C. Fornell (portrayed by Joe Spano), is a senior FBI Special Agent based in Washington, D.C. and a friend of both Gibbs and Pride. He came to New Orleans to assist in the kidnapping of a murdered Marine's wife. (episode 5)
  • Abigail Borin (portrayed by Diane Neal) is a CGIS Special Agent based in Washington, D.C. who has worked previously with the D.C. Major Case Response Team. (episode 12)

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Intro 2 March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
1 22[13] September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) TBA

Episodes[edit]

Introductory episodes[edit]

The program and its characters are introduced during the eleventh season of NCIS. The NCIS episodes, "Crescent City (Part I)" and "Crescent City (Part II)", served as backdoor pilot episodes for the show. These episodes are included in the NCIS Season 11 DVD set.

NCIS
Series No.
NCIS
Season 11 No.
Title Directed by Written by Original air date NCIS
Production code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
252 18 "Crescent City (Part I)" James Whitmore, Jr. Gary Glasberg March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) 1118 17.52[14]
A Congressman is found murdered in New Orleans, Gibbs and his team join forces with Fornell's FBI team and the local NCIS field. Gibbs reunites with long-time compatriot and friend NCIS Special Agent Dwayne "King" Pride (Scott Bakula). With that, Gibbs and Bishop head to New Orleans while DiNozzo and McGee stay in D.C. to work the case with Fornell. Things soon become personal as the Congressman was a former NCIS agent and their contemporary and his murder could possibly be linked to one of their old cases. The episode ends with Gibbs, Pride and Agents Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan) and Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black) standing in a square while from a hotel room, the unrevealed killer begins taking surveillance photographs of the NCIS team as Gibbs and Pride look on.
253 19 "Crescent City (Part II)" Tony Wharmby Gary Glasberg April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01) 1119 17.16[15]
Another victim is found in the wetlands, dead at least two weeks. His throat had been cut with a steel blade and jet fuel is found in tire tracks near his body. Abby calls Gibbs to say the jet fuel matched the fuel found on the car mats belonging to victim Agent Doyle. A suspect, believed to have been obsessed with Congressman McLane and the Privileged Killer case, is also found dead. Gibbs and Pride track the killer, the son of a McClane contributor, to a military bar and a nearby cemetery, after Gibbs recalls marble dust also being found in Doyle's car. After solving this case, Pride and his team receive another one while Gibbs waits for Bishop in order to return home.

Season 1: 2014[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Musician Heal Thyself" Michael Zinberg Jeffrey Lieber September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) 101 17.22[16]
A case involving the murder of a petty officer, who is a former gang member and later mentored by Agent Pride, is investigated. Agent Brody is still trying to get acquainted with New Orleans. Donald "Ducky" Mallard also offers insight.
2 "Carrier" James Whitmore, Jr. Gary Glasberg September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) 102 16.57[17]
The New Orleans team faces a plague outbreak and Special Agent DiNozzo comes to help. Abby Sciuto, Leon Vance, and Carol Wilson assist.
3 "Breaking Brig" Tony Wharmby Laurie Arent October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) 103 15.39[18]
The New Orleans office investigates the escape of three prisoners, and one of them poses a national security threat. Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Leon Vance both assist in the search.
4 "The Recruits" Oz Scott Sam Humphries October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) 104 16.14[19]
After a Navy SEAL is found murdered in a sorority house, the NCIS team must determine if the motive pertained to one of his classified missions or collegiate foul play. Meanwhile, Pride’s daughter, Laurel, pays the NCIS office a visit.
5 "It Happened Last Night" Arvin Brown Jack Bernstein October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) 105 16.13[20]
The NCIS team is given a 22-hour deadline after the murder investigation of a Chief Warrant Officer who specialized in counterintelligence reveals his wife had been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Meanwhile, Senior FBI Agent Fornell travels to the Big Easy to assist with the case.
6 "Master of Horror" Terrence O'Hara Scott Shapiro October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28) 106 16.09[21]
Around Halloween, a Naval Staff Judge Advocate is murdered, and the evidence left behind is peculiar.
7 "Watch Over Me" James Hayman David Appelbaum November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11) 107 14.99[22]
A Navy officer with the highest level top secret clearance is murdered, after he was recently assigned as a tech liaison with a private developer. Meanwhile, Pride transforms the carport into an auto shop when he works on the first car he gave his wife.
8 "Love Hurts" Michael Pressman Jack Bernstein November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18) 108 16.86[23]
A petty officer is found dead in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. The investigation takes a mysterious turn when the team are unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend.
9 "Chasing Ghosts" James Whitmore, Jr. Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya Winton November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25) 109
TBA
The team investigates a 40-year cold case about a murder of a chief petty officer.

Ratings[edit]

Episode U.S. ratings Canadian ratings Australian ratings
Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank
Night Week Night Week Night
"Musician Heal Thyself" September 23, 2014 17.22[16] 2[16] 5[24] September 23, 2014 2.717[25] 2[25] 5[25] TBA TBA TBA
"Carrier" September 30, 2014 16.57[17] 2[17] 3[26] September 30, 2014 2.474[27] 2[27] 7[27] TBA TBA TBA
"Breaking Brig" October 7, 2014 15.39[18] 2[18] 5[28] October 7, 2014 2.262[29] 4[29] 10[29] TBA TBA TBA
"The Recruits" October 14, 2014 16.14[19] 2[19] 3[30] October 14, 2014 2.405[31] 4[31] 8[31] TBA TBA TBA
"It Happened Last Night" October 21, 2014 16.13[20] 2[20] 4[32] October 21, 2014 2.322[33] 4[33] 8[33] TBA TBA TBA
"Master of Horror" October 28, 2014 16.09[21] 2[21] 6[34] October 28, 2014 2.236[35] 4[35] 7[35] TBA TBA TBA
"Watch Over Me" November 11, 2014 14.99[22] 2[22] 4[36] November 11, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
"Love Hurts" November 18, 2014 16.86[23] 2[23] 4[37] November 18, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 41st People's Choice Awards[38] Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Scott Bakula Pending
Favorite New TV Drama NCIS: New Orleans Pending

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b show end credits

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