NCIS: Los Angeles Spinoff: Coming to CBS!

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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.

Gibbs and Callen

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.

Share your comments on this potentially big CBS development below!

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I watched, and enjoyed JAG - was not excited when they did NCIS as a spin-off, as past spin-offs have not cut it. But I LOVE NCIS and was surprised that I also enjoy NICS LA (although I did not think I'd be able to watch it because of 'Hetty' - but I got around that). IF they can maintain the same degree of interesting writing, I think they can pull off another, maybe. It's all in the writing and the story line - doesn't really matter if they call it a spin-off, as long as the integrity of the show/writers/etc. remains good. The CSI spin-off are nothing to write home about -CSI Miami is HORRID with that corny, inability to act what's-his-name, and the one with Gary Senice is disappointingly bland. I could, as it stands now, watch both of the NCIS shows for years to come - as long and the stars, writing, and other aspects don't change, I'm there!!!!


@Ashley.. How can you say that, when NCIS: Los Angeles is a spin off... is it awful and you're not watching it?


I haven't liked spin offs of many shows. Private Practice is eh to me, I didn't like the Criminal minds 2.0, and I sure didn't like CSI Miami. Very rarely do spin offs do well. We can all recall Joey.. train wreck. I don't think it would do very well and I wouldn't watch it.


It sound a lot like Flashpoint and the A-team mix together


Sounds like another "Criminal Minds". Storyline has to be excellent each week, characters have to gel completely, and actors must work together as one like the original 'ncis' shows or it won't last. The comparisons will be too harsh.


the criminal minds spinoff wasn't bad but janeane garofalo did not fit in and didn't belong there and Forest Whitaker's tendency to over act killed it. this should be interesting. if they get a good cast that meshes together it should be good like the other two ncis's.


I agree. As I recall, CBS tried a spin-off of "Criminal Minds" and it was a disaster.


The idea for the spin off sounds great but it has to have an amazing cast like ncis and ncis la so it can be as good as them.

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