Title: “Party Crashers”
Airing: October 1st
Filming: August 1st to August 9th with one day of extra shooting on August 21st.
What CBS is telling us: After Hetty turns in retirement papers and then disappears, Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley (Nia Long) arrives in Los Angeles to oversee the team and immediately makes staffing changes. Also, still mourning the death of his wife and living in a trailer on the beach, Sam is adamant that Callen find a new partner, on the ninth season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: New friends, new stories, new season. We’re back!
Be on the lookout: Two additions to the Office of Special Projects staff:
Nia Long as Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley
Long appeared last season in Empire as Giuliana Green, as Neika Hobbs in Dear White People, Izzy in Hand of God, Alexis Russell in Uncle Buck, Billie Page in The Divide, Tamara in House of Lies, Katie Graham in Big Shots, Sasha Moore in Third Watch, Andrea Solomon in Judging Amy, Lisa Wilkes on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Kat Speakes in The Guiding Light back in the early 1990’s.
Appeared in episodes of Chase, Boston Legal, Everwood, Moesha, ER, Living Single, 227 and voiced the character of Roberta Tubbs in The Cleveland Show.
Feature film work includes “Keanu”, “Alfie” (2004), “Baadasssss!”, “Boiler Room”, “In Too Deep”,”Soul Food”, “Love Jones”, “Friday”, “Made in America”, “Boyz n the Hood”, the movie franchises “Are We There Yet” as Suzanne, “Big Momma’s House” as Sherri and “The Best Man” as Jordan.
Long will be a series regular.
Andrea Bordeaux as NCIS Special Agent Harley Hidoko
Bordeaux was Neda in Rizzoli & Isles. Appeared in the mothership’s “Under the Radar” episode in season 11. Also appeared in episodes of Criminal Minds, Bones, Made in Jersey, NYC 22, Smash, How to Make It In America and Law & Order: SVU.
Bordeaux will recur this season.
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Patrick. St. Espirit as LAPD Lieutenant Roger Bates
Last seen in “Internal Affairs”. Is in CBS’s SWAT pilot as the boss of the SWAT team.
Pamela Reed as Roberta Deeks
Last seen in “Sirens” joining Julia Feldman for a cocktail.
Long Nguyen as Dang
Appeared in episodes of Preacher, Scorpion, Big Time Rush, CSI: NY, American Dreams and John Doe. Was Ky Van Tu in the NCIS episode “The Searchers” in season 12 and a translator in JAG‘s “Fortunate Son” in season eight. Nguyen is credited in another upcoming episode.
Tro Shaw as Manager
Appeared in a number of short films.
Tony Curtis Blondell as Guy
Guest starred on Riley Rewind, Jacko’s Wild Ride, Borderline Coyotes, Chicago Hope, La Femme Nikita, Starhunter, Soul Food and was a police officer on a number of episodes of All My Children. According to Blondell’s social media accounts, he will be a recurring character later this season.
One guest star who won’t appear in the season premiere but will be back soon, Monty:
Written by: R. Scott Gemmill wrote “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “Breach”, “LD50”, “Found”, “Borderline”, “Absolution”, “Archangel”, “Tin Soldiers”, “Impostors”, “Cyberthreat”, “Honor”, “The Watchers” and both sides of the NCIS Los: Angeles/Hawaii Five-0 “Touch of Death” episodes, “Recruit”, “Free Ride”, “Wanted”, “Ravens and The Swans”, “Impact”, “War Cries”, both ends of the “Deep Trouble” season five finale/season six premiere, “Inelegant Heart”, “Praesidium”, “Traitor”, “Active Measures”, “Blame It On Rio”, “Internal Affairs”, “Matryoshka” part one, “Talion”, “High Value Target” “Belly of the Beast”, “The Queens Gambit”, “Under Siege” and “Unleashed”. This is Gemmill’s fourth consecutive season premiere.
Directed by: John P. Kousakis directed “Imposters”, “Sacrifice”, “San Voir” part one, “The Fifth Man”, “Parley”, “Inelegant Heart”, “Chernoff, K.”, “Active Measures”, “The Long Goodbye”, “Talion”, “Glasnost”, “Unleashed”, all of the Afghanistan scenes from “Iron Curtain Rising” to “Zero Days” in season five and all of Kensi’s injury/recovery storyline scenes from “The Queen’s Gambit” to “Sirens” in season eight.
Insider Intel: There are several “what to expect in season nine” columns about NCIS: Los Angeles:
EW looked at the new addition to the main cast.
TV Insider has info on the changes in season nine.
TVGuide wrote up a recap of season eight and a look ahead to season nine.
Daniela Ruah also spoke to Parade Magazine about the new season.
TVGuide spoke to Nia Long about her new role.
LL Cool J on the beach caught the attention of the Daily Mail.
Official Photographic Evidence: Seat42F has the photos.
Is it really unofficial surveillance when the director shares where the episode will be Sunday night?
Some locations to look for:
This was the set for the extra day of filming, three weeks after the start:
Back to work:
Eric Christian Olsen talking to his director:
LL Cool J with Eric Christian Olsen’s back:
LL Cool J on his own:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
(with Chris O’Donnell in the passenger seat).
Chris O’Donnell enjoying the day’s work:
Today in having your photo taken with Daniela Ruah:
Family on set:
Friends on the set too:
Guest stars on set:
A hint about how the episode will open:
That doesn’t look good:
The sort of spoilers that drive people to this preview post every week:
Some scenes from last season but this looks action-packed.
A fun start to the day.
Kensi and Deeks aren’t the only ones at the beach.
A not so fun start to the day.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has a full doubleheader this Sunday with the entire country (which is rare) getting the Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game. I will update the start time if there is a delay (there is a planned 9:30PM ET/8:30PM CT start for this episode) in the comments section Sunday night. Other places to find the start time include the show’s official Twitter account (@NCISLA) and CBS’s official twitter account (@CBSTweet).
Any late info from the cast or crew will also be in the comment section.
So glad to be back!
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