‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen’s New Show Has Connection to ‘Chicago Fire’

by Joe Rutland
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In case you missed the news, Outsiders, “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Eric Christian Olsen has a new TV show and it’s related to “Chicago Fire.”

Olsen, who plays Marty Deeks on the CBS crime drama, is executive producer for “Rescue: MIA.” The show is set to air on CBS, so how can it be connected with one of NBC’s “One Chicago” franchise shows?

Let’s take a look, Outsiders. A story from CinemaBlend sorts it all out.

The initial show for “Rescue: MIA” is based on a story co-written by director James Hanlon. He’s been behind the camera for “Chicago Fire” and ABC’s “Station 19” first-responder shows.

Juan Carlos Coto is writing this proposed series’ first episode. Coto is also involved with Fox shows “9-1-1” and its spinoff, “911: Lone Star.”

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Taking His Talents To Writing One of Show’s Episodes

Olsen appears to still be focused on being a part of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” This new opportunity gives him a chance to grow his producer wings even more.

Fans of the CBS procedural show can catch a little of Olsen’s creative work this Season 13. He’s written one of the show’s episodes. It will be the 19th episode for this season. By the way, Daniela Ruah, who plays Kensi Blye, will direct that episode.

So, there’s a lot of activity going down right now in Olsen’s world. “NCIS: Los Angeles” is on CBS on Sundays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.

One of the interesting things to note this season is how much the “NCIS” franchise is represented on Sunday and Monday. CBS moved the original franchise show from Tuesdays to Mondays. It is the lead-in for a new spin-off, “NCIS: Hawai’i,” starring Vanessa Lachey. You can catch “NCIS: Los Angeles” on Sundays, then “NCIS” at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central on Mondays. That spin-off follows it at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

Olsen Has Fond Relationship With Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J On Show

It’s something special when one actor looks up to others and finds inspiration in their work.

Olsen has that type of feeling when it comes to co-stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. O’Donnell plays G. Callen and LL Cool J plays his partner on the streets, Sam Hanna.

Their interactions and work ethic simply blow Olsen’s mind away.

He talked about those friendships with LL Cool J and O’Donnell in a 2013 talk at the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo. Olsen views a 10-month-long, 60-70 hour per week pace that turns cast members into a “family.”

Olsen says you’re working with them whether you love them or not.

“And I know everyone says this but we really did get lucky,” he said. “

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