CBS is looking to further expand the NCIS brand, this time with a spinoff of NCIS: Los Angeles.
The untitled project, written and created by NCIS: LA executive producer and show-runner Shane Brennan, will feature new characters who will be introduced in two-part episode of the drama later this season.
Brennan's proposed spinoff from CBS TV Studios, will follow a small mobile team of agents, who are forced to live and work together, as they crisscross the United States solving crimes, according to Deadline.
Brennan, who served as NCIS executive producer before spinning off LA, has had success with this model, successfully introducing Chris O'Donnell & Co. in a Season 6 episode of the original juggernaut.
NCIS itself was also introduced as two-part episode of JAG in 2003 ... yes, 2003.
Brennan joined NCIS at the beginning of Season 4 in 2006 and named show-runner the following season. He ran both that and NCIS: LA for the spinoff’s first two years before handing the NCIS reins to Gary Glasberg.
Now in its 10th season, NCIS continues to be TV's #1 drama series in terms of ratings. Airing ratings behind it, NCIS: LA, now in its fourth season, is a top 10 show that retains around 80 percent of NCIS' audience.
What do you think? Are you interested to see what Shane comes up with this time? Is there room within the NCIS universe for yet another spinoff? His first effort was a huge success, so there's reason for optimism.
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