Scott Bakula to Star in 'NCIS' New Orleans Spinoff

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Scott Bakula walked the red carpet at the Emmy Awards back in September and he will soon walk a new crew of NCIS agents straight to New Orleans with a spinoff of the beloved hit show, NCIS. In other words, Scott Bakula will soon become the Mark Harmon of NCIS set in New Orleans.

The Quantam Leap star will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, and will portray a man who “embodies New Orleans.” Not driven by pride, however, Pride has the “need to do what’s right and does it all with warmth, passion, strength and humor. He’s a unique federal agent working in one of this country’s most unique cities.”

And like NCIS star Mark Harmon, it in no way hurts to see that Scott Bakula in his role as Special Agent Pride lends himself to the subtle sexy undertones the original show and it's first spinoff--NCIS: Los Angeles exude. Oh, yes--Special Agent Pride is a handsome and very sexy man.

The spinoff will air as a two part special this spring. And if you think that's exciting, just see what CBS has to say about this impending hit show.

“The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans with its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. It is a natural backdrop for a unique character driven spin-off.”

Add Scott Bakula to that mix, and CBS has another huge hit on its hands.

Scott Bakula is, of course, known for his role on Quantum Leap, but also starred in the HBO biopic about Liberace--Beyond the Candelabra. He is presently performing a recurring role in HBO's hit show Looking.

Is there enough excitement and intrigue put forth by Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and the rest of the NCIS gang to spark regular interest in Scott Bakula's role in New Orleans as Special Agent Pride? Will LL Cool J and his gang in L.A. keep fans tuning in as well?

You've got to admit, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles provide exceptional TV viewing. Will you check it out when it heads to New Orleans, too?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.