CBS to create third 'NCIS' series

Why have two “NCIS” series when you could have three?


CBS is looking at another spinoff, as two new characters will be introduced on “NCIS: LA” in a two-part episode.

The spinoff from CBSTV Studios will center on a mobile team of agents who travel the country solving crime (perhaps not unlike Scooby and the gang). “NCIS: LA” boss Shane Brennan will write and executive produce.

“NCIS:LA” was spun off of “NCIS” after a two-hour episode in 2009. “NCIS” was actually a planted spinoff of “JAG” in 2003, and first established itself in a two-part episode. “JAG” aired for one season on NBC and then nine more seasons on CBS.

CBS has been using the planted spinoff formula a lot; “CSI” spawned “CSI: Miami” and “CSI:NY,” while “Criminal Minds” spun off “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” which only lasted a season.

“NCIS” is in its 10th season, and has done well on Tuesdays with “NCIS: LA” as its leadout. “NCIS:LA” averages 15.9 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49.

Donald Bellisario, the creator of “NCIS,” is embroiled in a lawsuit involving profits he says he is owed for “NCIS: “LA.”

“NCIS” stars Mark Harmon, Cote De Pablo and Michael Weatherly. “NCIS:  LA” stars Chris O’Donnell and L.L. Cool J.

- NCIS: Los Angeles

Written by: KurtK26
Nov 6th, 2012, 10:47 am


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Message Posted On Nov 8th, 2012, 10:39 pm

No it doesn't suck, if it did, they wouldn't be on air for no ratings. I used to love the original until they replaced Sasha. Couldn't stand the new girl. I'll probably watch the spinoff, but like someone else said, may depend on the cast.


Message Posted On Nov 7th, 2012, 4:48 am
I still like the original NCIS more than NCIS:LA (the characters are more interesting) but I'm not sure it can stand another spinoff. For me, it would depend on the casting and characters.

Message Posted On Nov 7th, 2012, 4:42 am
The show that spun off "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" was, of course, "Criminal Minds", not "Criminal Intent". Getting a bit mixed up with the Law & Order spinoff?

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Message Posted On Nov 6th, 2012, 9:45 pm

BTW Sasha Alexander was killed off in the season 2 finale, Cote De Pablo replaced her


Message Posted On Nov 6th, 2012, 2:13 pm
Except that it doesn't suck. I don't know if it can sustain a third series though. But the original is starting to get a bit long in the tooth. I'm sure the production costs are really building up.

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Message Posted On Nov 6th, 2012, 11:43 am

Wow. Just give it up already. The show sucks =\

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