Mark Harmon to Helm USA Original Film Series

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Mark Harmon was recently named America’s favorite TV star. Now it looks like we may see even more of the heart throb who plays Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS.

USA Network has given the green light to an original movie starring Harmon and based on a series of best-selling crime novels, according to a TV Line report.

Harmon will play Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport in Certain Prey, a two-hour film based on one in a series of books penned by John Sandford.

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In this story, Davenport is on the trail of a hitwoman while he himself is in the crosshairs of a killer. Production will start in May on what could be the first of many films.

If Certain Prey is a hit, Harmon could find himself fronting a TV-movie franchise. USA has the rights to all 20 of the novels in this Sandford series, so it's a possibility.

Don't worry, though. Gibbs isn't going anywhere. NCIS was just renewed for Season 9, and Harmon recently signed a two-year deal keeping him on it through 2013.

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