CBS Developing ‘NCIS’ Spin-Off Set In New Orleans

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CBS has put into development a potential new NCIS spin-off which hails from Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon, TVWise has confirmed.

This potential spin-off, which is currently untitled, will be set in the NCIS New Orleans field office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. The spin-off is being piloted as a back door pilot which will air as a two-part episode of NCIS in the spring, with filming set to commence in February. CBS Television Studios is producing with Glasberg and Harmon serving as executive producers.

The news, which was first reported by Deadline, comes after CBS last year attempted to get a second NCIS spin-off of the ground. That potential series, known as NCIS: Red, was to be a spin-off of NCIS: Los Angeles, but didn’t make the cut at CBS after the network went harder after comedy series this year. Another spin-off of CBS’ top rated drama series make sense for the network who at one point has three CSI series on the air.