NCIS Los Angeles Series 01 Overview (2009-2010)


The first season of the American television series NCIS: Los Angeles premiered on CBS on 22 September 2009 and concluded on 25 May 2010.

It is the first spin-off series of NCIS.


The series is set in Los Angeles, California, and follows the stories of the members of the Office of Special Projects, an undercover division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

The show and its characters were introduced during the sixth-season episodes of NCIS titled “Legend, Part 01” (S06E22) and “Legend, Part 02” (S06E23). These episodes served as a backdoor pilot for the series.


  • Main:
    • Chris O’Donnell as G. Callen, NCIS Senior Special Agent (SSA) for the Office of Special Projects (O.S.P.) in Los Angeles.
    • Peter Cambor as Dr. Nate Getz, NCIS Operational Psychologist And Special Agent.
    • Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye, NCIS Junior Field Agent.
    • Adam Jamal Craig as Dominic Vail, NCIS Rookie Agent.
    • Barrett Foa as Eric Beale, NCIS Technical Operator.
    • Linda Hunt as Henrietta Lange, NCIS SSA and Operations Manager of the O.S.P.
    • LL Cool J as Sam Hanna, NCIS Senior Field Agent, second in command.
  • Recurring:
    • Eric Christian Olsen as Marty Deeks, LAPD Detective.
    • Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, NCIS Director stationed in Washington D.C.
    • Kathleen Rose Perkins as Rose Schwartz, M.E Doctor in Los Angeles.
    • Brian Avers as Mike Renko, NCIS Special Agent and former member of the O.S.P. and Callen’s team.
    • Ronald Auguste as Mohad “Moe” Dusa.
    • Vyto Ruginis as Arkady Kolcheck.
  • Guest Appearances:
    • Pauley Perrette as Abigail Sciuto, Forensic Specialist for NCIS in D.C.
    • Kelly Hu as Lee Wuan Kai, NCIS target.
    • David Dayan Fisher as Trent Kort, CIA Agent.


  • Season one was originally planned to have thirteen episodes.
  • On 07 October 2009, after rating as the most watched new show of the Fall 2009 US television season, CBS ordered a full set of 22 episodes, which was extended to 24 episodes on 04 November 2009.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles ranked #9 most watched series for the 2009-10 US TV season with a total of 16.08 million viewers.

NCIS Los Angeles Series 01

You can find a full index and overview of the NCIS Franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creators(s): Shane Brennan.
  • Release Date: 22 September 2009 to 25 May 2010.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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