O'Donnell, LL Cool J rumored for NCIS spin-off

By Tim Surette

Feb 05, 2009

CBS has an easy lay-up with its upcoming spin-off of NCIS, but there is still some business to attend to before the ratings start piling in. The network has begun courting stars to headline the show, and the first rumors coming in place Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J at the top of the list.

According to EW.com, O'Donnell and LL are currently in negotiations to star in the untitled series, which will get its wheels in motion later this year. The plan is to introduce the new NCIS team in an episode of NCIS this season and likely branch them out next fall.

O'Donnell (Scent of a Woman, Batman & Robin) is looking to fill the role of Callen, a man who can change personas in an instant. Rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J (In the House) is gearing up to play a former Navy SEAL.

Do you think these are the right choices for this highly anticipated project?

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  • phonzee101 Dec 02, 2011

    Those are good decisions considering they have good chemistry, and that the show is in its third season.

  • RepairTech Feb 10, 2009

    um yeah but according to the new release from CBS about the pilots it has greenlighted for next fall, this one ain't happenng

  • Dakotagirl823 Feb 09, 2009

    As hard as I try, I just can't seem to get into NCIS. I'm a fan of both LL Cool J and Chris O Donnell so I would watch the spin off.

  • buckeyenut68 Feb 08, 2009

    it needs to be set in Hawaii. that way Tom Selleck could head up the unit. when Magnum ended he had reenlisted in the navy, so it would be perfect. Both shows were also created by Donald Bellisario. Also Roger Mosley still lives in Hawaii so every once in awhile Magnum just might have to look up his old friend for help. Alex O'Laughlin,from Moonlight,would be a great addition.he could be the Tony of the new unit

  • jerichofanrob Feb 08, 2009

    Hey cookie monster man, Chris O'Donnell, NOT Jerry O'Connell. Know the difference. JAG was excellent, NCIS IS excellent, and so I believe this spin-off will be too. Can't wait.

  • luckycharm222 Feb 08, 2009

    ok i just have to say it what is with "a man who can change personas in an instant"? really? i agree with all that are skeptical about this new spin off. i personally don't think they should make one because NCIS is good just the way it is and they should leave it alone. the people they have chosen or are considering also make me skeptical. i will however tune in to the first episode possibly if it seems like any good, but if not then i won't.

  • CENALOVER07 Feb 07, 2009

    I LOVE LL COOL J AND I HOPE THIS WORKES OUT FOR HIM AND I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM IN A REALLY LONG TIME SO I MIGHT WATCH THE SHOW AND HOPE IT NEVER GETS CANCELLED CAUSE IT MIGHT BECOME A NUMBER 1 HIT WITH HIS FANS

  • vonkie_1991 Feb 07, 2009

    Hmm, it sounds very interesting. I will give it a chage :)

  • dancecutiee55 Feb 07, 2009

    unless LL Cool J becomes like Ice-T's character on SVU, i can't myself taking his character anywhere near serious on the show!

  • pgsuperfan Feb 06, 2009

    Maybe LL will become anoter Iced T

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