Producers of the new television show have not yet sought approval for the tax credits, which can total 30 percent of in-state expenditures and 5 percent of the wages of in-state workers. Laurence Franks, who signed Danni Productions’ application for the pilots’ tax credits, is vice president for production finance at CBS Television Studios in Studio City, California.
Now, the network plans to film its new series on location, in and around New Orleans.
“I’m thrilled from a business standpoint that the tax credit exists,” said Gary Glasberg, creator and executive producer of “NCIS: New Orleans.” But Glasberg said he was more excited about the prospect of filming in and around the city.
“I can’t replicate New Orleans and do it as well as I want,” Glasberg explained. “It’s such a unique part of the world that I feel very fortunate that we can film this there. Everything will be done in Louisiana.”
This season, Shaw has picked up so many programs there is no longer room for all of them on the schedule. Bad Judge starring Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and A to Z starring Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) debut in NBC’s 9 p.m. hour on Oct. 2, were both amongst the acquisition programming announced in a release, but Fox’s Gracepoint currently holds that Thursday night hour. Global has also picked up NBC’s State of Affairs from former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl to complement its Monday night lineup of sophomore dramas The Blacklist (which moves to Thursdays at 9 p.m. when Affairs debuts) and Sleepy Hollow. NCIS LA, which has moved to the 10 p.m. hour Mondays on CBS, will air in a pre-release at 8 p.m. on Global.
7 p.m. Entertainment Tonight
7:30 p.m. ET Canada
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans
10 p.m. Chicago Fire
NCIS: New Orleans is set in the NCIS New Orleans field office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. The drama is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise, Men Of A Certain Age), CCH Pounder (Warehouse 13, Sons Of Anarchy), Zoe McLellan (JAG, Dirty Sexy Money) and Lucas Black (Fast & Furious). The executive producers are Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon.
The latest NCIS spin-off, NCIS: New Orleans has been hot for some time and this week it got hotter. With a “strong cast” including Star Trek Enterprise’s Scott Bakula and Warehouse 13‘s CCH Pounder and a desire from international buyers for franchise series – which are often viewed as “bankable ratings hits” – NCIS: New Orleans is widely expected to be the first series from the 2014-2015 season to go global.
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