'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about CBS' JAG spin-off

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about CBS' JAG spin-off

A few years after 'NCIS' was derived from JAG, the spin-off of a spin-off, NCIS: LA debuted on CBS in the fall of 2009 and has been successfully running for 10 years. JAG, a legal drama, originally produced by NBC was picked up by CBS when NBC canceled after one season, ran from 1996 to 2005.

'NCIS: LA' stars Chris O'Donnell as G. Callen and LL Cool J as Sam Hanna and was renewed for its eleventh season in April of this year which is set to premiere this fall. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming season. 

Release date

The eleventh season will premiere on CBS on September 29th, 2019 at 9:30/8:30c  p.m..


The season 11 premiere episode will serve as the second part of the season 10 finale, picking up right from the end. In the season 10 finale, we come to know that Russia has embedded Chechen spies in the US military and are taking orders from ISIS. Callen and Sam discover that their embedded NCIS agent has been murdered and thrown off the 'USS Allegiance' and meet Harmon "Harm" Rabb, JAG turned XO. This is Harm's first appearance since 'JAG ended'. Sam and Callen suspect the Chechen spies in the murder of their colleague. To help with the situation, the team also contacts Lt. Colonel Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie, Marine liaison to the Secretary of State, who was in a relationship with Harm when 'JAG' ended. Mac reveals that she and Harm split up nine years ago.


Meanwhile, Kensi (Daniela Ruah), Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), and others are under fire in a hideout somewhere in Iraq, while they were trying to track down journalists who could help them thwart ISIS' plans for a full-blown war in the Middle East. ISIS launches missiles at Saudi Arabia and Israel, making them look like they originated in Iran. With seven minutes left to impact, the episode ends, to be continued in the season 11 premiere when Mac and Harm are also expected to see each other in person for the first time in years.


Chris O'Donnell

Actor Chris O'Donnell arrives at the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

Chris O'Donnell is an American actor known for his roles in 'Scent of a Woman' alongside Al Pacino and for his turn as Robin in 'Batman Forever' (1995) and 'Batman & Robin' (1997). O'Donnell stars as special Agent G. Callen on the CBS crime drama


LL Cool J

LL Cool J attends the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Gala hosted by Elizabeth Hurley at Park Avenue Armory on May 17, 2018 in New York City.

LL Cool J is an American rapper, record producer, actor, author and entrepreneur known for the 'NCIS' franchise and movies like 'Any Given Sunday' and 'S.W.A.T.'.  He plays Sam Hanna, a former Navy SEAL and G's partner on the show. 

Linda Hunt is set to return as series regular after her break during the previous season due to injury. Meanwhile, Barrett Foa, who plays resident geek Eric Beale, will take a five-episode break after the Season 11 premiere owing to his role in a fall theatre production of 'Angels in America'.


Shane Brennan

Writer and producer Shane Brennan speaks to the audience at the CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" celebrates the filming of their 100th episode held at Paramount Studios on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)


Shane Brennan originally created the character of G. Callen for a series that was never produced. On taking over showrunner duties of 'NCIS' from Donald P. Bellisario, Brennan took the opportunity to create the spin-off using this character. 

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