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CBS Developing New Orleans-Set ‘NCIS’ Spinoff

Mark Harmon, Gary Glasberg to exec produce new show in the 'NCIS' franchise

Television’s biggest scripted show is about to get bigger.

CBS is planning another “NCISspinoff, Variety has confirmed. It will center around the Naval Criminal Investigative Service‘s New Orleans office. The city, with its debauchery and party scene, is a magnet for military personnel on leave and the trouble that comes with all the off-duty fun.

The spinoff, to be planted in two “NCIS” episodes slated to air in the spring, will be exec produced by “NCIS” exec producers Mark Harmon and Gary Glasberg.

“NCIS,” itself a spinoff of CBS drama “JAG,” routinely cracks 20 million viewers in its primetime timeslot. Show already launched spinoff “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009.

“NCIS” begins its 11th season Tuesday night on the Eye.

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