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CBS is looking to further expand its NCIS franchise with another spinoff. The untitled project, written/executive produced by NCIS and NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan, is a planted spinoff from NCIS: LA, which Brennan created and serves as showrunner on. It will feature new characters who will be introduced in two-part episode of NCIS: LA later this season. The proposed spinoff, produced by CBS TV Studios, will follow a small mobile team of agents, who are forced to live and work together, as they crisscross the country solving crimes.

Both NCIS: LA and its mothership series, juggernaut NCIS, originated as planted spinoffs, as two-part episodes of JAG and NCIS, respectively. In using NCIS: LA as a launchpad for the new spinoff, CBS is taking a page from the playbook of the long-running CSI franchise, in which the third series, CSI: NY, also started off as a planted spinoff from spinoff CSI: Miami.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/cbs-ncis-spinoff-series-project-shane-brennan/

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A spinoff for the spinoff!

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JAG -> NCIS - > NCIS:LA -> NCIS: ?, so how much spinning are they going to do?

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This third series, unfortunately, hews no closer to the reality of NCIS agents than NCIS itself has (though NCIS-LA comes closer due to not being as wide-ranging afield as the original NCIS TV series).

NCIS, like most US law-enforcement agencies, operates on the Regional Office concept; however, there is a real-world counterpart to the team of Supervisory Special Agent J.T. "Jethro" Gibbs - it's even appeared in non-fiction before.

However, typically, NCIS is as locked into the Regional Office concept as any other Federal law-enforcement agency, despite its rather odd (for modern times) origins (the core of what is now NCIS started off as part of the Office of Naval Intelligence - it was all of ten years ago that it was moved from under the Director of Naval Intelligence to reporting directly to the Chief of Naval Operations; its civilian Director is dual-hatted as VCNO for Security and Investigative Matters).

Agents Afloat? It's a real posting - a typical NCIS agent will see at least two postings as an Agent Afloat during their career.

Despite NCIS being a law-enforcement agency that investigates military personnel and matters involving the military (specifically the Navy, Marine Corps, their Reserve Components - including the Coast Guard and CGR in wartime - as well as their contractors and civilian employees), they DO help out other law-enforcement agencies when needed - Federal, state, and even local. (The National Capital Region Anti-gang Task Force has representatives from all the services' LEAs for the sensible reason that gang problems DO affect military personnel living within the civilian communities - which is, in fact, most of them - even in the DC area, due to most military personnel NOT living "on post".) All NCIS agents are civilian. (However, like most law-enforcement agencies, veterans comprise a high percentage of their staff pool.)

For most of the past three decades, NCIS HQ has been in a brick building that actually dates back to the Civil War on the *campus* of the surprisingly-semi-sprawl that is the Washington Navy Yard. The building number is 111, and it is named the Forge Building - not after a Navy flag officer or Marine general, but because it used to be where cannons and cannon shot were built/forged. (The very fact that the Washington Navy Yard actually has a past AS a "working shipyard" still causes many a dropped jaw among visitors - heck, it shocked me, and I've lived in the area all my life.)

For all the dramatic license that NCIS (the series) takes, a surprising amount of it actually fits in with what real-world NCIS agents do on a daily basis.

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NCIS: On Elm St

As Newly Pointed NCIS Team Lead by senior Special Agent Gus Fuster and Special Agent Herman Junkins and Special Agent Ruth Baker with special gust Johnny Depp Playing the bumbling know it all Probie Agent Dicky Johns . When a Stream of Navel Murders pops up in a Small Town the Team of NCIS Agent sets out to find out who the Killer is but are soon warned that the Real investigation starts when they are sleeping Will the Team Wake or Die

You Decide Every Saturday Morning on a special Time on the new NCIS: On elm St

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Team will consist of team leader, two females, token black guy ( spin could be he is the team leader), token smart person most likely a female, and the rebel/ joker. Since the unit has stopped production, bring Dennis Haysbert as the aged team leader. NCIS: LA was created to bring in a younger crowd since NCIS has the highest ratings for old people. Just like CSI: Miami was created for the younger demographic.

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