Tue, September 23
The Big Easy is indeed the setting of this new second spinoff of the parent show, with Mark Harmon an executive producer. Scott Bakula returns to weekly television work as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, probing military-related crimes in the title city (where the show is filmed on location). Lucas Black and Zoe McLellan play members of his team, with CCH Pounder as a local coroner. David McCallum appears in his "NCIS" role as Ducky in "Musician Heal Thyself."
It's a race against time for Gibbs and McGee (Mark Harmon, Sean Murray) when their mission to bring an intel-knowledgeable computer engineer back from Russia attracts enemies in "Twenty Klicks," the drama's 12th-season opener. Foreign mercenaries pursue them, forcing them to move covertly to get back to America safely -- while their colleagues in Washington, D.C., do what they can to help them. Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette also star.
One of the country's best-known advocates and practitioners of genealogy returns with a second season of his series that helps people delve into their respective family histories. They're often very famous people, too -- as is the case in the first new episode, "In Search of Our Fathers," which puts iconic horror novelist Stephen King on such a search. Gates also assists actors Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance in unlocking their personal pasts.