‘NCIS: New Orleans’: Former Star Lands New Role on ‘The Good Fight’

by Anna Dunn

NCIS: New Orleans fans were shocked earlier this year when CBS canceled the show. The decision left many of its actors scrambling to find new work. Now, one star has landed a role on the hit show, The Good Fight. Actress C.C.H. Pounder will have a multi-episode arc in season five.

The Good Fight is a follow-up series to The Good Wife and follows a cast of scandalous lawyers. Pounder will play Vinetta, a devout woman born and raised in Chicago who wants to bring justice to her neighborhood after an increase in crime. Show creators Robert and Michelle King couldn’t be more excited.

“We’ve wanted to work with C.C.H. Pounder for years, and couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s bringing her incredible talents to playing Vinetta,” they told TV Line.

Strangely, C.C.H. Pounder isn’t the only member of the NCIS franchise on The Good Fight. NCIS: New Orleans’ flagship show NCIS just added a brand new cast member to its team, Gary Cole. If you’re a fan of The Good Fight, you may recognize that name. Gary Cole plays the ever-so-important Kurt McVeigh.

C.C.H. Pounder played a key role in NCIS: New Orleans. It was quite hard for fans and the cast to see the show go. Not much clarity was given as to why CBS elected to cancel the show, but CBS president of entertainment Kelly Kahl explained the decision to Deadline.

“Every year you evaluate what is making the strongest statement for your schedule. And what gives you the best circulation, what will bring you the most numbers of viewers. You ask that question for pretty much every show every year. How can we make the schedule as strong as we can in the fall. And that leads to some tough decisions,” he said.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ May Have A Crossover Event With ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

In better news for NCIS: New Orleans fans, the show may have a crossover event coming soon. Or at least, it’s not out of the question. NCIS: Hawai’i hasn’t even aired yet, but there’s already talk of some of the already missed NCIS: New Orleans characters making an appearance on the show.

When asked if we’d ever see the characters again by TV Insider, showrunner Christopher Silber had an interesting thing to say about it.

“Never say never … I’ll be a hundred percent honest with you. We are happy for all crossovers. It’s fun. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the NOLA and mothership crossovers the couple of times we did it. I know the shows like it, the writers like it, the actors like it, and the audiences like it,” he said.

So who knows… NCIS has a rich tradition of crossovers, and fans would love the opportunity to be able to say goodbye to their favorite characters once more.