Title: “Old Tricks”
Airing: March 5th – the first of four consecutive Sundays with new episodes.
Filming: January 12th to January 20th
What CBS is telling us: After a retirement home resident is kidnapped, the NCIS team uncovers a pair of con artists: Ginger and Edward O’Boyle (Debra Jo Rupp and Martin Mull), who hop from home to home scamming the elderly out of their money. Also, Callen confronts his father on his illegal activity and the danger it places on their family, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: With two members of the guest cast best known for their work in comedy, it looks like there may be a lighter touch to this episode over the last few drama-filled hours.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Peter Cambor as Operational Psychologist Nate Getz
Last seen in “Kulinda” talking to Kensi about her rehab and return.
Daniel J. Travanti as Garrison
India De Beaufort as Alexandra Reynolds
Both appeared in “Glasnost” in November.
Martin Mull as Edward O’Boyle
Currently appears on Life in Pieces as Gary Timpkins (the Shorts’s neighbor). Was Bob Bradley in season five of Veep, one of the titular characters in Dads, Gene Parmesan in Arrested Development, Russell (Charlie’s Pharmacist) in Two and a Half Men, Mr. White in Til Death, Mr. Munn on The Ellen Show, Leon Carp on Roseanne, Doug Talbot on The Jackie Thomas Show, Dr. Doug Lambert on His & Hers (Doug was the His part), Martin Crane (not Frasier’s dad) on Domestic Life and Barth Gimble in three different series – America Tonight, Fernwood Tonight and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
Appeared in everything from Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a high school administrator to playing a serial killer on Law & Order: SVU. Voiced characters on animated series like American Dad (Fr. Donovan), Danny Phantom (Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius), Family Guy and Family Dog (Skip Binsford).
Feature film work includes “Mrs. Doubtfire”, “Clue” (he was Col. Mustard), “Mr. Mom” and “My Bodyguard”.
Mull worked as a comic – usually with a musical bent. He was a regular on the late-night talk show circuit. Aa man of diverse interests, he is a well-respected painter with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Mull also was a practice squad place kicker for the Cleveland Browns in 1987.
Debra Jo Rupp as Ginger
Rupp played Kitty Forman on That 70’s Show for the program’s entire run. She was also Angela Knight Buffay on Friends. A few seasons ago, she played Vicky Putney in Better With You. Other recurring roles include Katie on Seinfeld and Mrs. Higgins on Davis Rules.
Recently, she was a Sheriff on Elementary in January and in episodes of Hart of Dixie, Law & Order: SVU, The Tracy Morgan Show, The Hughleys, To Have and To Hold, ER, Touched by an Angel, 7th Heaven, Over the Top, Crisis Center, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, High Incident, If Not For You, The Office (1995 CBS Sitcom), Diagnosis Murder, Phenom, Hearts Afire, Empty Nest, LA Law, Evening Shade, Family Matters, Blossom, Civil Wars, Newhart, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The Equalizer, Kate & Allie and Spenser for Hire.
Voiced characters in the movie “Garfield” and TV series Teacher’s Pet.
Marsha Thomason as Secret Service Special Agent Nicole Dechamps
Thomson was FBI Agent Diana Barrigan in White Collar, Naomi Dorrit in Lost and Nessa Hold on Las Vegas. She appeared in episodes of Bones, Make It or Break It, General Hospital, Easy Money as well as a number of British series in the late 1990’s.
Terryn Westbrook as Rebecca
Westbrook has appeared in episodes of One Day at a Time (2017), This is Us, Jane the Virgin, The Middle, The Fosters, Bones, Man-Teen, Love Bites, Parks & Recreation, The Cape, 90210 (2008), Gigantic, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Samantha Who?, Weeds, Turbo Dates, How I Met Your Mother, The Gilmore Girls and House.
Provided the voice for the title character in Bea Wildered and has voiced characters in both animated series and video games.
Mike Erwin as Pacey Smith
Was the victim of a hit and run in the “Angel of Death” season four finale of NCIS. Was Colin Hart in the first season and a half of Everwood, Nate Edmonds in Jack & Bobby. Had guest roles in Bones, Colony, Code Black, Magic City, Vampire Diaries, CSI, Dexter, Ghost Whisperer, The War At Home, CSI: Miami, One Tree Hill, That’s So Raven, Touched By An Angel, So Little Time, 7th Heaven, Judging Amy and Undressed.
Voiced the character Roy Harper/Speed in Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans as well as providing voices to a number of animated series and video games.
Anzu Lawson as Nurse
Back (though I’m not sure how) from “Payback” on February 19th.
Connor Weil as Navy Lieutenant Warren Miller
Plays Mr. Zapp in the series Foursome, was Young Phil in Roadies (with Peter Cambor), was Mark McNair of Days of Our Lives, Will Belmont on Scream: The Series and Bradley on The Jadagrace Show. Guest roles include Kickin’ It, Liv & Maddie, The Young and the Restless, Victorious and A.N.T. Farm.
John Colton as Louis Miller
Colton often plays educated professionals or law enforcement officers. He appeared in episodes of The Middle, Sleepy Hollow, Hawaii Five-0, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The Young and the Restless, The Game, State of Mind, Cold Case, Sliders, Hardball, Hunter, Highway to Heaven, General Hospital, Lou Grant, Houston Knights, Santa Barbara, Dallas, The Incredible Hulk, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Alice, Code R and Cannon.
Jeronimo Spinx as NCIS Agent Thompson
Last seen in “Under Siege” dropping Carl Brown off with Hetty.
Makai Dudeck as Jake
Child actor. I believe this was the child actor in “Glasnost” playing Alexandra’s son (he was not credited in that episode).
WRITTEN BY: Andrew Bartels, who wrote “Glasnost” earlier this season as well as writing or co-writing “Allegiance”, “Zero Days”, “The Grey Man”, “Humbug”, “Fighting Shadows”, “Driving Miss Diaz”, “Angels & Daemons” and “Where There’s Smoke…”
DIRECTED BY: Terrence Nightingall, who directed “Expiration Date” in season six.
Official Photographic Evidence: Seat42F has this week’s promo photos.
The guest cast enjoys some time with Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah:
Daniela Ruah enjoys some time with Eric Christian Olsen’s cell phone:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
Jeronimo Spinx was happy to be back.
Andrew Bartels is glad the rain has stopped:
There was a third sneak peek that the program took down from both YouTube and the CBS website. If you’re interested, it found a different home online.
A fourth sneak peek is at TVGuide.com, and yes, there is finally a Deeks sighting.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has a college basketball game that should be well over before primetime begins. On the odd chance that there is a delay, I will update the start time in the comment section Sunday night but this week and next, the program should start on time.
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