NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans have new episodes on the schedule tonight. You can find sneak peeks, quotes and photos below!
Here’s the first clip from the NCIS episode “16 Years”, featuring Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham), Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) and Dr Donald “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum). (You can also find it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.)
And here’s scene number two, which features Gibbs, Ducky, Bishop and guest stars Richard Riehle (Walt Osorio), Jessica Walter (Judith McKnight) and Todd Louiso (Lyle Waznicki). (It’s also available it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.)
TV Line shared another sneak peek, featuring Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), Gibbs, Tony and McGee. You can watch it here.
Executive Producer Gary Glasberg spoke to Fox 411 about November sweeps, including “16 Years”. He had this to say about Ducky’s storyline:
I don’t know if it is as much a secret society as it is a small group of slightly eccentric civilians, who like to get together in the wee small hours, and take on cases that others have forgotten about. Ducky initially gets involved [with the Sherlocks] as a means of socializing and getting out a bit.
Finally, here’s a First Look link for tonight’s episode:
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Here’s the first sneak peek from the NCIS: NOLA episode “Broken Hearted”, featuring Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) and guest star Annie Potts (Olivia Brody). (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.)
Glasberg spoke to Parade about November sweeps, including tonight’s episode. Here’s a quote about guest star Annie Potts:
Annie is terrific. She brings such fun and quirk and eccentricity to the role. Brody really is constantly struggling with who her mom is, what her mom needs and what her relationship with her mom is. That is set against the very emotional case of a heart transplant. So you have this ticking clock-driven storyline of this young man in addition to the emotion and the fun of what Brody is dealing with, with Annie.
McLellan did a recent interview with My Take on TV, including this comment about working with Potts:
You got to work with Annie Potts – what’s that like, she feels like such a force of nature!
She is!! [laughs out loud] I don’t want to spoil anything, but when you see the character she plays, you’re going to understand Brody more. You’re going to go “ooh that’s why she’s that way” and you’ll say “ok, I get it, I get it” and perhaps why Brody needs to loosen up and rebel a little bit. I mean, come on her mom will drive you nuts! Her mom, here’s the thing I have to say – I think many, many, many, many moms and daughters will relate and go, oh my gosh, my mom does that, too [laughs]. Oh my gosh, that’s so my mom, my mom does that too! Hopefully, we’ll get some laughs out of that, too. Annie Potts, we laughed a lot. The director had to pull us apart at moments to say “remember, in this scene, you’re mad at each other!” Even though it was acting, and yes, that’s what we do, it was hard to be mad at her because she’s just so dang adorable in real life.
McLellan also spoke to Smashing Interviews Magazine. Here is a question about Brody’s mother:
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): I understand that Annie Potts visits the show as Meredith Brody’s mom. Tell me about their relationship.
Zoe McLellan: It looks like there’s a little tension between the Brody mom and daughter. What was interesting about actually working with Annie is that we got along so well that the director, at one point, said, “Am I going to have to separate you guys in between takes?” There was supposed to be so much tension between us, and there we were laughing and having a good time.
The real life Annie Potts and I got on great, but on the show, there’s quite a bit of tension. Brody’s mom definitely likes things a certain way. She’s pretty tough on Brody, and it’s probably because she’s tough on herself. You’re going to see a really interesting dynamic. One of the things I love about it is that I feel like so many mothers and daughters are going to be able to relate. They’re going to be able to say, “Oh man. I know this. I have this relationship in my life.” It could be a grandmother or a teacher. We’ve all been there. But Annie is just so great in the part. It was a lot of fun. She’s awesome. We’ll be seeing more of her, I’m pretty sure.
Finally, here’s a link to the First Look photos from “Broken Hearted”:
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