Is LL Cool J leaving NCIS: Los Angeles?
LL Cool J (b. James Todd Smith) plays Sam Hanna on the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Not only will LL return for the show’s fourth season, but his character will get a lot of screen time. Executive producer and creator of the series, Shane Brennan has revealed that season 4 will expose a lot about Sam Hanna.
Season 3’s finale aired on May 15, 2012. Two weeks earlier, LL as Sam Hanna appeared on the series “Hawaii Five-O.”
Shane Brennan created “NCIS: Los Angeles” after working on a number of television series including as a writer and producer on “CSI: Miami” and the original “NCIS.”
“NCIS” debuted on CBS in 2003. The show was originally titled “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.” Its success led to the spinoff “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2009. The original “NCIS” was itself a spinoff of the long running series “JAG” which was also a crime based drama focused on the Navy and Marine Corps.