Scott Grimes (ER) has landed a series regular role in the NCIS: LA planted spinoff, which will originate as an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season titled “Red”. The project, from NCIS: LA executive producer/showrunner Shane Brennan, stars John Corbett and follows a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Grimes, repped by Abrams Artists and Adam Levine at Industry, plays Dave, a highly capable agent who has an eye for clues, a nose for lies and is the team’s forensic specialist.
Rising British actor Max Fowler (BBC’s May Day) has joined the third season of the AMC’s drama series The Killing as a series regular. Also added to the show as a new regular is Bex Taylor-Klaus, an 18-year-old newcomer from Atlanta. They will join returning stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman and fellow new cast addition Elias Koteas on Season 3 of the Fox TV Studios-produced drama, in which homicide detective Sarah Linden will investigate the disappearance of another teen girl. Fowler, repped by KLWGN, Eamonn Bedford in the UK and attorney Fred Toczek, will play Twitch, a good-looking and savvy teenager who has been arrested for prostitution, drug possession and trespassing but has always managed to charm and manipulate his way out of sticky situations while … Read More »
John Corbett is set as the male lead in the NCIS: LA planted spinoff, which will originate as an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season titled “Red”. The project, from NCIS: LA executive producer/showrunner Shane Brennan, follows a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Corbett will play Analyst Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent forced to retire from active service. While no longer an active agent, Roy is the most experienced investigator working for Red Team, a fact that’s not lost on any of the other agents. Corbett now joins Mark Harmon, LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell as the next leading man of the NCIS franchise. On the NCIS: LA spinoff, he joins recently cast Edwin Hodge as well as NCIS: LA‘s Miguel Ferrer, who will also cross over to the new series.
CBS has been high on the Northern Exposure and Sex And The City alum, also casting him as the lead of a drama pilot, Widow Detective, last season. Corbett, who has recurred on NBC’s Parenthood, signed with Gersh last fall and is managed by Steve Lovett.
EXCLUSIVE: Miguel Ferrer is getting a major promotion on NCIS: LA. Ferrer, who joined the series as a recurring midway through last season, is being upped to regular effective next fall. He also will be joining the proposed NCIS: LA spinoff, which will start off as an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season. Ferrer will be regular on both shows, reprising his role as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger. Crossing over characters from the mothership series to a spinoff is a popular strategy at CBS. NCIS‘ Rocky Carroll, who also plays top NCIS brass in NCIS Director Leon Vance, recurred heavily on NCIS: LA early on. And Kirsten Vangsness juggled both Criminal Minds and its spinoff, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, during the 2010-11 season. Crossing Jordan alum Ferrer is repped by Innovative.
EXCLUSIVE: CBS is looking to further expand its NCIS franchise with another spinoff. The untitled project, written/executive produced by NCIS and NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan, is a planted spinoff from NCIS: LA, which Brennan created and serves as showrunner on. It will feature new characters who will be introduced in two-part episode of NCIS: LA later this season. The proposed spinoff, produced by CBS TV Studios, will follow a small mobile team of agents, who are forced to live and work together, as they crisscross the country solving crimes.
Both NCIS: LA and its mothership series, juggernaut NCIS, originated as planted spinoffs, as two-part episodes of JAG and NCIS, respectively. In using NCIS: LA as a launchpad for the new spinoff, CBS is taking a page from the playbook of the long-running CSI franchise, in which the third series, CSI: NY, also started off as a planted spinoff from spinoff CSI: Miami.
Now in its 10th season, NCIS continues to be one of the biggest scripted series on television. Airing behind it, NCIS: LA, now in its fourth season, has been a solid ratings performer and commands one of the highest off-network syndication license fees for a drama series. (It is the subject of ongoing litigation by NCIS creator Don Bellisario.) Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Miguel Ferrer is joining the cast of CBS’ NCIS: LA in a recurring role. He will play NCIS Assistant Director Allan Granger, a high-ranking federal agency supervisor. Rocky Carroll has played NCIS Director Leon Vance on both NCIS and spinoff NCIS: LA. Ferrer has been keeping very busy this year. The Crossing Jordan alum, repped by Innovative and manager Leslie Allan-Rice, was a regular on Lifetime’s drama The Protector. He is currently recurring on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and will segue into the gig on NCIS: LA.