It should be a crime not to enjoy the latest throwdown in TV’s great #tapped campaign.
In a just-released video, “NCIS: Los Angeles” cast members Renée Felice Smith and Barrett Foa — with the accompaniment of Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah — show off their time steps and wings in an answer to a challenge directed at them by “Jane the Virgn” star Gina Rodriguez (who, in turn, was answering a dare sent to her by the cast of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”).
Why all the fuss about dancing? The campaigns both draw awareness to the series’ fall premieres and to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The CW, which airs both “Jane” and “Girlfriend,” has pledged to donate to the nonprofit fundraising and grant-making organization for each video made.
This means Melissa Benoist, Michael Weatherly, Erin Richards and Troian Bellisario have no choice but to answer now that the “NCIS: Los Angeles” stars have thrown the challenge to them.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” returns Sept. 21 on CBS.