Stacy Keach has been cast to play Special Agent Dwayne Pride’s father in a Mardi Gras-themed episode of “NCIS: New Orleans” to air on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 17). Gary Glasberg, executive producer of the series and the mothership “NCIS,” described the episode, which begins production in New Orleans this week, as “a fun story.”
“We’re doing parade stuff, and yes it will air on Fat Tuesday,” he said. “It’s a big, fun, action-packed story that we’re excited about, and I think the network is excited about it, too.”
Reached by phone a few hours after CBS announced at the Winter TV Tour that the series would be picked up for a second season, Glasberg said the early renewal order was “a terrific thing.”
“It means that for one, your cast and crew, which is down there and working really hard and making all this happen, can now plan vacations and family time during hiatus, and know they’ve got a terrific job to come back to,” he said. “That’s a fantastic thing for people working as hard as this crew has been working down there.
“It means we can start to look ahead on stories. It means we can book the directors we want and not have to worry about schedule conflicts.”
The superkrewes of Bacchus, Endymion and Orpheus should not disappoint, with the usual mix of celebrity guests, float innovations and the throws, bands and spectacle they have become known for. Endymion is introducing E-TV, a giant, interactive LED video screen on a float, which will alternate live images of the crowd with krewe logo-emblazoned graphics. Country music heartthrob Luke Bryan is this year’s celebrity monarch. Orpheus is also going country with its headliner – singer Dierks Bentley. The krewe, which counts Harry Connick Jr. as its founder and music as its inspiration, will honor the late Cosimo Matassa on a special doubloon. Several cast members from the hit CBS drama “NCIS: New Orleans” will also appear in the parade. The night before, Bacchus welcomes as its celebrity monarch the actor/comedian/singer John C. Reilly.
Stolen Valor” – The NCIS team investigates the murder of a retired SEAL who tracked down individuals impersonating military personnel. But the case takes a mysterious turn when the lead suspect is found with the Navy-issued jacket of an officer believed to have been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Also, Brody discovers the normally holiday-obsessed Lasalle is inexplicably unenthusiastic about Christmas, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:01, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
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(NCIS Special Agent Dwayne Pride)
(NCIS Special Agent Christopher Lasalle)
(Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody)
(Dr. Loretta Wade)
(Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund)
(Navy Lieutenant Adele “Addie” Watkins)
(William “Bud” Samuels)
(Navy Liaison Blake Conner)
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Watercolor paintings by Odie Tucker Jr. of Destrehan may be spotted in upcoming episodes of the CBS television series, “NCIS New Orleans.” The retired engineer who loves to spend time painting was contacted by CBS Television earlier this year after one of the show’s producers saw Tucker’s paintings at the Art Council of New Orleans Art Market where Tucker was participating as an exhibit artist.
Officials with the show selected six paintings of Tucker’s that will be used in upcoming episodes. The paintings are tentatively set to be included in the Nov. 4 and Nov. 8 shows, airing at 8 p.m.