Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J Lined Up for 'NCIS' Spin-Off


Two major movie stars are heading to television for a spin-off to "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service". "Batman and Robin" star Chris O'Donnell and "Mindhunters" star slash rapper LL Cool J are reportedly in talks to be the main cast of the not-yet-titled spin-off.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, O'Donnell will play an average guy named Callen who is born to do undercover work, "taking on different identities". LL Cool J meanwhile, is considered for the role of Sam Hannah who is a tough but charming former U.S. Navy Seal.


CBS have reportedly ordered for a pilot that will air as an episode of "NCIS" this Spring, very much like when the pilot of "NCIS" aired as an episode of "JAG".


Meanwhile, a preview of "NCIS" for the February 10 episode has been available. While investigating the death of a Marine, the team finds themselves intertwined in an inner city gang war. At the crime scene, Gibbs finds a cryptic message that forces him to face the shadows 18 years in his past.


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Feb 5, 2009 5:12PM EST

I hope I'm not the only one wary about this....But I think I'm biased anyway bc I despise spinoffs. They shouldn't mess with what works and say it is linked.

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Feb 6, 2009 5:00PM EST

I dont mean to be petty but if you 'despise' spinoffs why do you watch NCIS?

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Feb 7, 2009 9:38AM EST

yes yes yes, LL in da building.

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Feb 7, 2009 6:12PM EST

I'm not a huge fan of spinoffs (I don't think I'd use the word 'despise' as the other poster did...) Even though I think spinoffs are hit or miss (think Fraiser from Cheers compared to The Ropers from Three's company), I never watched JAG to begin with. So, for me, NCIS is a show in and of itself. Plus, 6 seasons is pretty darn good for a spinoff...

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Feb 9, 2009 2:56AM EST

wow.. spinoff.. this raises one and only one question..Is the end near for NCIS? I hope it isn't .. reitterating what the last poster did.... its done damnnnn good for 6 seasons!
Hey if anyone knows ( because I am not in the US), why they have been airing an episode every 2 weeks ? Its not its usual weekly dose!
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