It is pilot season and the news keeps coming hot and heavy about pilots that are being picked up by the major and cable networks as well as the actors who are being cast in the lead roles of those pilots.
One pilot, in particular, that has been getting a lot of buzz lately is the NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off; and according a report at TV Line actor John Corbett has landed the lead role of “Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent who was forced to retire from active sights, working now as an analyst. Quaid is no longer an active agent, but he is the most experienced investigator working for Red Team, a fact that’ not lost on any of the other agents”.
Corbett in the guise of Quaid, previously announced cast member Edwin Hodge (‘Cougar Town’) and other cast members who are yet to be announced will be featured in a two-part episode of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ later this season that will serve as the springboard for the spin-off series, which has yet to be given an official moniker.
TV viewers will recognize Corbett for his role on the recently departed ‘The United States of Tara’ as well as his recurring role on ‘Sex and the City’; but he is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed and fan favorite series ‘Northern Exposure’. His film credits include the independent hit ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘Serendipity’, ‘Raising Helen’, ‘Raise Your Voice’, ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’ and ‘Sex and the City 2′. He has also appeared in the made-for-TV movies ‘A Smile As Big As the Moon’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘The Hunt for the I-5 Killer’, ‘November Christmas’ and ‘Montana Sky’.
An official decision on the ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ spin-off has not yet been made, but given the success of the franchise, it is almost a certainty that TV viewers will be seeing the spin-off this fall on CBS.