NCIS Spinoff Confirmed, To Be Set in New Orleans

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NCIS is about to be spunoff. Yes, again.

Years after the original CBS hit spawned a series in Los Angeles, and months after the network passed on a spinoff of that spinoff, it has been confirmed that a backdoor pilot will air this spring that introduces viewers to a new crew of agents in New Orleans. It will be produced by Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon.

According to Deadline, the NCIS: New Orleans office will handle investigations from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.

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NCIS is the latest in a very long line of shows to spawn spinoffs.

Chicago Fire has beget Chicago PD; Pretty Little Liars will soon lead into Ravenswood; Courtesy of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals premieres on October 3 and AMC announced this month an upcoming spinoff of The Walking Dead.

The NCIS Season 11 premiere, which will bid farewell to Cote de Pablo as Ziva, airs tomorrow night.

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