Tuesday’s have been #1 because of one word with four letters: NCIS, as CBS has given an early renewal of spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles for next season.
The series follows Agents G. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam Hanna, as they make up the heart and soul of an elite team tackling undercover missions in California. Despite mixed reviews, NCIS: Los Angeles has become the #1 new show of the year, and was nominated by the 2010 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama”. For season two, it is time to change the name from NCIS: Los Angeles to either NCIS: OSP (Office of Special Projects) or just OSP in the continuing process of developing its own identity.
Also renew is The Good Wife with Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies. Partly based on real-life scandals such as Eliot Spitzer, the series chronicles the professional and personal rebuilding of Alicia Florrick as she provides income as a defense attorney to support her two teenage children while her allegedly corrupt husband Peter (Chris Noth) is awaiting his trial. The series is currently in the Top 20: a good change of pace from all the Law & Orders and CSIs that have ruled the airwaves over the last two decades because it is airing in Judging Amy (1999-2005)’s timeslot.
NCIS: Los Angeles airs at 9pm, along with The Good Wife at 10pm every Tuesday night on CBS.