Thursday, February 05, 2009


Today it's being reported that the finest rapper period, LL Cool J, is in talks to star in a CBS NCIS spinoff series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot for an offshoot from the hit procedural will air as an episode of "NCIS" this spring, just as the pilot for "NCIS" aired as an episode of"JAG." Cool James is eyed for the role of Sam Hannah, a former U.S. Navy Seal who is tough but charming.

CBS has been hot on LL Cool J's trail for a while now. In 2006, the network signed the actor-rapper to a rich development deal, which led to him starring in the 2007 CBS pilot "The Man."