NCIS and the new spinoff NCIS: New Orleans will air their premieres tonight from 8:00-10:00pm ET/PT. You can find sneak peeks from both episodes after the jump, along with interviews, behind-the-scenes videos and live tweet information!
Here’s the first of two sneak peeks from the NCIS season 12 premiere, “Twenty Klicks”, featuring Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) and Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon). (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.)
Here’s some information about a live tweeting session during “Twenty Klicks”:
today IS the day… US and Canada, get ready! CBS' #NCIS Season 12 "Twenty Klicks" OTW. will be live tweeting during the show @ 8pm EST.
— Sean Harland Murray (@SeanHMurray) September 23, 2014
— Brian Dietzen (@BrianDietzen) September 23, 2014
Murray spoke to TV Line about the new season, and here’s a quote about tonight’s premiere:
TVLINE | At least looking at the previews alone it looks like quite the fun two-hander for you and Mark.
It was. And Mark and I had a really good time doing it. I mean, we had long hours, it was a lot of outside, night, exterior nights, and forests…. But it was a good episode. We wanted to kind of connect, to show the relationship between McGee and Gibbs a little bit more, and McGee kind of in a little bit of a more mature light, if you know what I mean.
Harmon sat down with HuffPost Live, and you can watch the full interview below. There’s a clip from “Twenty Klicks” at the beginning:
— NCIS_Source (@NCIS_Source) September 23, 2014
Here’s an interview with Harmon about the new season, including part of the same clip from above, along with comments about the spinoff:
Harmon was on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. You can watch the full episode here (Harmon’s interview starts at 15:00), or check out a clip below relating to the season premiere:
NCIS: New Orleans will debut with “Musician Heal Thyself” after the NCIS premiere, and here’s the first clip, featuring Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), and Dr Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder). (You can also find the video on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.)
There will be a live tweeting session tonight during the premiere:
We'll be live tweeting both the episode (during EST/CST broadcast) and our little shindig (during the PST showing). Stop by if you like…
— NOLA_Writers (@NOLA_Writers) September 23, 2014
Tonight on CBS! @NCISNewOrleans premieres at 9/8c! I'll be chewing my fingernails off with one hand and live tweeting with the other!
— Rob Kerkovich (@RobKerkovich) September 23, 2014
Bakula visited The Talk today, and you can watch the full episode here (his interview starts at 21:00), including a scene from tonight’s premiere. Here’s a clip about NCIS: NOLA:
Executive Producer Gary Glasberg spoke to TV Fanatic about the first season of New Orleans, and you can red an excerpt below:
TV Fanatic: Scott Bakula has talked about how New Orleans is a lot different and smaller than DC so how does that impact your storytelling in this show?
Gary Glasberg: It’s not so much about the types of stories we’re doing because we’re still doing murders and fraud and all the things that NCIS does. Really what it comes down to and one of the big eye openers is that I’m not talking about a headquarters. We’re dealing with a field office and we’re not dealing with multiple floors of agents and forensic techs and all the people involved.
One of the tricky things even when we’re filming is you’ve got this more self-contained office that doesn’t have this endless assortment of manpower coming through it and it inherently feels quieter but trying to maintain an energy and a momentum and a flow become something that visually you’re much more conscious of. You’ve got people coming and going and moving and activity in the office and unlike the Washington show where I have this barrage of agents that are constantly moving in the background, in this instance it’s our team and that’s all that’s there. So it’s little things and those all add up and it’s just a different flavor and a different type of environment.
Finally, here are eight interviews and behind-the-scenes videos about the spinoff, featuring the cast and executive producers Glasberg and Jeffrey Lieber: