‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Isn’t Airing a New Episode This Week, Here’s Why

by Jacklyn Krol

Why isn’t there a new episode of NCIS: Los Angeles this week?

We won’t be able to catch up with the NCIS team this week. Why the delay in serving fans a new episode? Pop superstar Adele. The network is releasing a special to celebrate her latest album, 30.

“CBS presents ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY,” a press release reads. “A new primetime special with extraordinary performances from the superstar including Adele’s first new material in six years, plus her chart-topping hits. The special will also feature an exclusive interview with Adele by Oprah Winfrey from her rose garden, in Adele’s first televised wide-ranging conversation about her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son.”

So when will NCIS: Los Angeles return? The next episode will air on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9 PM ET. The episode is titled “Sundown” and is Season 13 Episode 6.

Sam will be negotiating a hostage situation while Rountree will go undercover. A man will be taking a busload of hostages. The man will be holding the innocent civilians until his daughter is cleared of war crimes, posthumously.

Get to Know the ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Cast: Medalion Rahimi

Back in 2009, NCIS: Los Angeles welcomed Medalion Rahimi to the cast as Special Agent Fatima Namazi. Rahimi found the role “really exciting” as she is a first-generation Iranian-American and her father is Muslim. When auditioning for roles, she did not like how Muslims were portrayed in a negative light. This role was nothing but positive and showed that her character was a “real person.”

“A lot of the times, I’ve gone up for a lot of Muslim roles just because I’m Iranian and I’m technically Muslim, but spiritual in my own way,” she told Film Forums. “But a lot of them have been to play spies or terrorists or mentally ill persons. It’s nice to finally have a role where I’m a real person, a real person on the good side of things, allowing Muslims to define themselves without a Western agenda smacked onto it.”

Rahimi grew up in Los Angeles and knew all about the entertainment industry. At first, her passion was theater. In school, she did all of the plays but didn’t consider it a viable career option until later on. She then went to college at UCLA’s prestigious theatre school and also minored in English.

“Just because my parents were like, ‘Okay, if you want to try acting, that’s fine. But you have to have a degree. We’re not going to let you not go to college’. So I was like, ‘Okay’. And I went to the school of their choice, UCLA, which is a great school,” she explained. After graduation, she auditioned for anything that she could find and ended up landing in a role on a hit show!