NCIS: New Orleans
Genre
Created byGary Glasberg
Starring
Theme music composerJohn Lee Hooker
Opening theme"Boom Boom" performed by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBS
ReleaseSeptember 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) –
present (present)
Related

NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on September 23, 2014, as part of the 2014–15 television season, following its parent series NCIS.[5][6][7][8]

The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg. The series' executive producers are Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber, and James Hayman. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans.


Premise

Led by Agent Dwayne Pride, the New Orleans office of NCIS handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle. Special Agent Chris Lasalle and his partner Great Lakes Special Agent Merri Brody work with Pride to ensure the safety of the once hurricane stricken Crescent City.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Special guest appearances

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Intro 2 March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
1 22[16] September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) TBA

Broadcast

NCIS: New Orleans airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.[5][6][7][8] On October 27, 2014, CBS placed a full season episode order for the first season.[16][17] In Canada NCIS: New Orleans airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global TV.[18][19][20] In Australia NCIS: New Orleans airs on Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. on Network Ten.[9]

Episodes

Introductory episodes

The program and its characters are introduced during the eleventh season of NCIS. The NCIS episodes, "Crescent City (Part I)" and "Crescent City (Part II)", served as backdoor pilot episodes for the show. These episodes are included in the NCIS Season 11 DVD set.

NCIS
Series No.
NCIS
Season 11 No.
Title Directed by Written by Original air date NCIS
Production code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
25218"Crescent City (Part I)"James Whitmore, Jr.Gary GlasbergMarch 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)111817.52[21]
A Congressman is found murdered in New Orleans, Gibbs and his team join forces with Fornell's FBI team and the local NCIS field. Gibbs reunites with long-time compatriot and friend NCIS Special Agent Dwayne "King" Pride (Scott Bakula). With that, Gibbs and Bishop head to New Orleans while DiNozzo and McGee stay in D.C. to work the case with Fornell. Things soon become personal as the Congressman was a former NCIS agent and their contemporary and his murder could possibly be linked to one of their old cases. The episode ends with Gibbs, Pride and Agents Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan) and Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black) standing in a square while from a hotel room, the unrevealed killer begins taking surveillance photographs of the NCIS team as Gibbs and Pride look on.
25319"Crescent City (Part II)"Tony WharmbyGary GlasbergApril 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)111917.16[22]
Another victim is found in the wetlands, dead at least two weeks. His throat had been cut with a steel blade and jet fuel is found in tire tracks near his body. Abby calls Gibbs to say the jet fuel matched the fuel found on the car mats belonging to victim Agent Doyle. A suspect, believed to have been obsessed with Congressman McLane and the Privileged Killer case, is also found dead. Gibbs and Pride track the killer, the son of a McClane contributor, to a military bar and a nearby cemetery, after Gibbs recalls marble dust also being found in Doyle's car. After solving this case, Pride and his team receive another one while Gibbs waits for Bishop in order to return home.

Season 1: 2014

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Musician Heal Thyself"Michael ZinbergJeffrey LieberSeptember 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)10117.22[23]
A case involving the murder of a petty officer, who is a former gang member and later mentored by Agent Pride, is investigated. Agent Brody is still trying to get acquainted with New Orleans. Donald "Ducky" Mallard also offers insight.
2"Carrier"James Whitmore, Jr.Gary GlasbergSeptember 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)10216.57[24]
The New Orleans team faces a plague outbreak and Special Agent DiNozzo comes to help. Abby Sciuto, Leon Vance, and Carol Wilson assist.
3"Breaking Brig"Tony WharmbyLaurie ArentOctober 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)10315.39[25]
The New Orleans office investigates the escape of three prisoners, and one of them poses a national security threat. Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Leon Vance both assist in the search.
4"The Recruits"Oz ScottSam HumphriesOctober 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)10416.14[26]
After a Navy SEAL is found murdered in a sorority house, the NCIS team must determine if the motive pertained to one of his classified missions or collegiate foul play. Meanwhile, Pride’s daughter, Laurel, pays the NCIS office a visit.
5"It Happened Last Night"Arvin BrownJack BernsteinOctober 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)10516.13[27]
The NCIS team is given a 22-hour deadline after the murder investigation of a Chief Warrant Officer who specialized in counterintelligence reveals his wife had been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Meanwhile, Senior FBI Agent Fornell travels to the Big Easy to assist with the case.
6"Master of Horror"Terrence O'HaraScott ShapiroOctober 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)10616.09[28]
Around Halloween, a Naval Staff Judge Advocate is murdered, and the evidence left behind is peculiar.
7"Watch Over Me"James HaymanDavid AppelbaumNovember 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)10714.99[29]
A Navy officer with the highest level top secret clearance is murdered, after he was recently assigned as a tech liaison with a private developer. Meanwhile, Pride transforms the carport into an auto shop when he works on the first car he gave his wife.
8"Love Hurts"Michael PressmanJack BernsteinNovember 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)10816.86[30]
A petty officer is found dead in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. The investigation takes a mysterious turn when the team are unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend.
9"Chasing Ghosts"James Whitmore, Jr.Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya WintonNovember 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)10914.47[31]
The team investigates a 40-year cold case about a murder of a chief petty officer.
10"Stolen Valor"[32]Dennis SmithLaurie ArentDecember 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)TBA
TBA

Ratings

Episode U.S. ratings Canadian ratings Australian ratings
Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank
Night Week Night Week Night
"Musician Heal Thyself" September 23, 2014 17.22[23] 2[23] 5[33] September 23, 2014 2.717[34] 2[34] 5[34] TBA TBA TBA
"Carrier" September 30, 2014 16.57[24] 2[24] 3[35] September 30, 2014 2.474[36] 2[36] 7[36] TBA TBA TBA
"Breaking Brig" October 7, 2014 15.39[25] 2[25] 5[37] October 7, 2014 2.262[38] 4[38] 10[38] TBA TBA TBA
"The Recruits" October 14, 2014 16.14[26] 2[26] 3[39] October 14, 2014 2.405[40] 4[40] 8[40] TBA TBA TBA
"It Happened Last Night" October 21, 2014 16.13[27] 2[27] 4[41] October 21, 2014 2.322[42] 4[42] 8[42] TBA TBA TBA
"Master of Horror" October 28, 2014 16.09[28] 2[28] 6[43] October 28, 2014 2.236[44] 4[44] 7[44] TBA TBA TBA
"Watch Over Me" November 11, 2014 14.99[29] 2[29] 4[45] November 11, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
"Love Hurts" November 18, 2014 16.86[30] 2[30] 4[46] November 18, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
"Chasing Ghosts November 25, 2014 14.47[31] 2[31] TBA November 25, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result Ref
2015 41st People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama NCIS: New Orleans Pending [47]
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Scott Bakula Pending [47]

Notes

  1. ^ a b episode end credits

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