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NCIS: New Orleans Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast, Update

Updated December 17, 2019
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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ is an American action police procedural television series that airs on the CBS network. One of the two spin-offs of the original ‘NCIS’ show, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ follows a team of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) as they investigate crimes and neutralize dangerous threats within their jurisdiction.

The most recent spin-off of the original show, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ first made its way to viewers’ screens on March 25, 2014 with two introductory episodes. Following a successful introduction, Season 1 of the show premiered months later on September 23, 2014. In the five years that has elapsed since then, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ has been renewed four times, and has seen a total of five seasons air. It is now in the middle of Season 6 and here’s everything we know about it.

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 Episode 11 Release Date

NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 released on September 29, 2019. After airing for 10 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 17, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens.NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 episode 11 will most likely release on January 7, 2020. The season will have a total of 24 episodesYou can watch them on CBS.

As far as the future of the show goes, fans should know that NCIS: New Orleans is one of the highest rated shows on CBS and it’s highly unlikely that the network is going to pull the plug on the show anytime soon.

NCIS: New Orleans Cast: Who is in it?

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ has a smaller cast than the other two NCIS shows. However, like the other two shows, the main cast members of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ play characters who comprise an elite team under the titular agency.

Leading the pack is Scott Bakula, who plays the role of NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Dwayne “King” Cassius Pride, who leads the NCIS team based out of New Orleans. Under Pride’s supervision are a varied team of agents in which Lucas Black plays the role of Special Agent Christopher LaSalle and Shalita Grant plays the role of Special Agent Sonja Percy, a former ATF agent and LaSalle’s partner. Other field agents in the NCIS team include Special Agent Meredith Brody (played by Zoe McLellan) and Special Agent and former FBI prodigy Tammy Gregorio (played by Vanessa Ferlito).

As far as the NCIS team’s support personnel are concerned, CCH Pounder plays the role of medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade, Rob Kerkovich plays the role of forensic examiner Sebastian Lund, and Daryl Mitchell plays computer specialist Patton Plame. In Season 5, Necar Zadegan joined the show, playing the role of Hannah Khoury, who replaced Pride as Supervisory Special Agent after he got promoted to the rank of Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans NCIS office.

NCIS: New Orleans Plot: What is it about?

Like the original series and the ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ spin-off, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, too, is a mixture of action, military drama, and police procedural shows.

The show focuses on the exploits of a fictional NCIS unit posted outside New Orleans, Louisiana. This unit is responsible for investigating crimes involving military service personnel within its jurisdiction, which stretches from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle.  Led by Supervisory Special Agent Dwayne Pride, the elite investigative team focuses on crimes involving personnel in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. With the nature of these crimes ranging from murder to issues of national security, Pride’s team have to be on the top of their game to solve them and get through unscathed.

In terms of reception, Season 1 of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ failed to create any notable impression on television critics, who gave it a score of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. The seasons which followed are not rated. Among audiences, too, the has not managed to blow anyone away, and it enjoys a slightly better-than-average rating of 6.8/10 on IMDb.

This is hardly surprising, considering that reputed publications had warned that the show reeked of mediocrity. For instance, The AV Club wrote, “Bakula is a strong anchor for a series like this one, and the supporting cast is likable and engaged. There are worse shows on television, and other procedurals that offer worse foundations for storytelling. However, based on the framework laid out by producers, NCIS: New Orleans is primarily concerned with continuing the franchise, at the expense of telling stories of the lived realities of its primary setting.”

In a similar vein, Variety said, “Created by Gary Glasberg, NCIS: New Orleans bears a closer resemblance to CSI: Miami than anything else, simply in terms of trying to use a specific locale to differentiate a spinoff that otherwise doesn’t orbit far from the mother ship with a Big Easy vibe. Still, should anyone ask if there’s a dime’s worth of difference between TV’s most-watched drama…and this latest hour plucked from its rib, just say “NO.””

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