NCIS: New Orleans

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NCIS: New Orleans
Genre
Created by Gary Glasberg
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s) CBS Television Studios
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.[4][5][6][7]

The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg. The series will be executive produced by Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon, and Jeffrey Lieber.[3] 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.[8][9][10]

Premise[edit]

Established by Special Agent Dwayne Pride, the New Orleans office of NCIS handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle and back again. Great Lakes Special Agent Merri Brody and her partner Special Agent Chris LaSalle 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.
  • Christopher LaSalle (portrayed by Lucas Black) is an NCIS Senior Special Agent. LaSalle is originally from Alabama and worked one time on a vice squad.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recurring[edit]

  • Linda Pride (portrayed by Paige Turco) is Pride's wife. The two have a daughter together.

Special guest appearances[edit]

  • Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (portrayed by David McCallum) is NCIS' Chief Medical Examiner, assigned to the Washington Navy Yard. (episode 1)
  • Abby Sciuto (portrayed by Pauley Perrette) is NCIS' Washington Forensic Specialist, and a friend of Pride. (episode 2)
  • Anthony DiNozzo (portrayed by Michael Weatherley) is a Senior Special Agent assigned to the D.C. Headquarters Major Case Response Team. (episode 2)
  • Leon Vance (portrayed by Rocky Carroll) is the Director of NCIS. (episodes 2–3)
  • 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)

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Intro 2 March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
1 TBA 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[11]
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[12]
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 Priviliged 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[13]
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.
2 "Carrier" James Whitmore, Jr. Gary Glasberg September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) 102 16.57 [14]
The New Orleans team faces a plague outbreak and Special Agent DiNozzo comes to help.
3 "Breaking Brig"[15] Tony Wharmby Laurie Arent October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) 103
TBA
The New Orleans office investigates the escape of four prisoners, and one of them poses a national security threat.

Ratings[edit]

Episode U.S. ratings Canadian ratings Australian ratings
Original airdate Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original airdate Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original airdate Viewers
(millions)
Rank
Night Week Night Week Night
"Musician Heal Thyself" September 23, 2014 17.22[13] 2 TBA September 23, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
"Carrier" September 30, 2014 16.57[14] TBA TBA September 30, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
"Breaking Brig" October 7, 2014 TBA TBA TBA October 7, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCIS: New Orleans". Tribune Media Services. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About". CBS. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 14, 2014). "Jeffrey Lieber Joins 'NCIS: New Orleans' As Executive Producer". deadline.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Swift, Andy (May 9, 2014). "Fall TV: CBS Orders NCIS Spin-Off, Odd Couple, Kevin Williamson's Stalker and 4 More to Series (But Not How I Met Your Dad?)". TV Line. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kubicek, John (May 9, 2014). "CBS Orders New 'NCIS' Spin-Off and More for 2014–2015 Season". Buddy TV. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 14, 2014). "CBS 2014–15 Primetime Schedule: 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Mom' Lead Monday; 'The Mentalist' & 'CSI: Cyber' Held for Midseason + 'NCIS: New Orleans' Takes Post-NCIS Spot & 'Amazing Race' Goes to Friday". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 24, 2014). "CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates; Early Start for 'Madam Secretary'; 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Scorpion' Launch Premiere Week". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Global TV announces a dramatic fall lineup". thestar.com. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Global TV Fall 2014 Primetime Schedule – Watch TV Online". Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Shaw Media Acquires 'State of Affairs,' 'NCIS: New Orleans'". The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 26, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Mind Games' & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 2, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D', 'The Voice' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'About A Boy' & 'Growing Up Fisher' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (September 24, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Forever', 'The Voice', and 'Dancing With the Stars' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2014). "Tuesday Final Rating: 'Selfie', 'Manhattan Love Story', 'The Voice', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'New Girl', & 'Forever' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Breaking". Listings – NCIS: New Orleans on CBS. The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 

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