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NCIS: New Orleans filming in Mandeville more low key than expected

NCIS: New Orleans filmed Monday (April 20) in Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, but earlier reports about potential fireworks on the set proved erroneous. There were no planned explosions, location directors insisted.

Last week, law enforcement officials in St. Tammany Parish had issued bulletins to reassure residents who might be startled by gunfire and low-flying helicopters. The St. Tammany Parish school system also sent an automated “robo-call” to parents Friday preparing them for a scary-sounding beginning to the school week.

The hit CBS show, which has been picked up for another season, filmed Monday along Lake Pontchartrain between Mandeville Harbor and the state park.

Come Monday morning, however, all was quiet on the set. A location executive told | The Times-Picayune there had been plans for a helicopter scene but it had been scratched late last week when a suitable landing spot couldn’t be found in Fontainebleau.


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