Pilot Scoop: John Corbett Snags Starring Role in CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles Spin-Off

John_Corbett_300John Corbett has landed the male lead in CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off, TVLine has learned.

Corbett, whose most notable TV credits include Northern Exposure, Sex and the City and the United States of Tara, will play analyst Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent forced to retire from active service who now works as an Analyst. While no longer an active agent, Roy is the most experienced investigator working for Red Team, a fact that’s not lost on any of the other agents.

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Additionally, NCIS: LA‘s Miguel Ferrer (a.k.a Assistant Director Owen Granger) will juggle both the LA edition and (assuming it gets picked up) the offshoot next season as a regular, Deadline reports.

The spin-off’s cast also includes Cougar Town‘s Edwin Hodge as the resident techie.

We’ll first see the new project — in which a mobile team of agents live and work together as they cross the country solving crimes – as a two-part episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season.