Scott Bakula’s “NCIS” Spin-off Heads to Series

“NCIS: New Orleans,” the second spin-off of CBS’s top-rated military drama, has been ordered to series as part of the 2014/2015 television season. The series lead, Star Trek: Enterprise captain Scott Bakula, will play New Orleans native Dwayne Pride, NCIS agent in charge of the local field office.

Bakula will be joined by co-stars Zoe McClellan (JAG, Dirty Sexy Money, Star Trek: Voyager’s Tal Celes), CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) and Lucas Black (42, Fast and Furious series).

The “NCIS: New Orleans” cast appeared on a pair of “NCIS” episodes in April which served as a backdoor pilot for the new series.


John Cho Joins Karen Gillan for “Selfie”

Hikaru Sulu actor John Cho will be joining Doctor Who redhead Karen Gillan in ABC’s “Selfie,” a new comedy adaptation of Pygmalion (and My Fair Lady), which centers around social-media obsessed Eliza Dooley (Gillan) who hires marketing expert Henry Higenbottam (Cho) to help rebrand her image and help build up her real-life social skills.

The upfront trailer for “Selfie” is embedded below.


Linda Park Launches “Urbn Harvest” Cooking Web Series

Actress Linda Park, best known to Star Trek fans as communications officer Hoshi Sato, launched her new Urbn Harvest web series last week, which focuses on ways city dwellers can grow and cultivate their own vegetables, raise chickens, and experiment with other forms of agricultural harvesting without having to move out to traditional farmland.

Her first episode has been embedded below; the series will continue weekly on the Urbn Harvest website.


Sources: CBS, ABC, UrbnHarvest