Tuesday, July 23, 2024

We Were Right: “NCIS New Orleans” Is Coming to An End Thanks to Low Ratings, Scott Bakula Star Trek Bound?


I said the other day in this space that “NCIS New Orleans” was coming to an end. And tonight, I was proven right. This will be its last season.

Never a ratings maker, this iteration of the “NCIS” franchise ran for seven seasons and starred Scott Bakula. But once it was leaked that Bakula might be returning to the “Star Trek” franchise, we knew the gig was up.

CBS is replacing this show with a new iteration of “CSI” just to fool viewers who are dyslexic with initials.

As for Bakula, rumors abound that he will join the current “Star Trek” shows on CBS All Access, er, Paramount Plus, where there are now two series. He played Captain Jonathan Archer on the “Star Trek Enterprise” series.

The only other big star of “New Orleans” is the great CCH Pounder, who can do anything and should be on a show where she can get the Emmy she deserves. I don’t know what happened to Shalita Grant, but I hope she goes back to doing comedy. On Broadway, she was hilarious.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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