‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: When Is the ‘JAG’ Crossover Air Date?

Fans of NCIS: Los Angeles and JAG are in for a treat. Two of the main JAG characters are set to appear in an upcoming episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. Here’s everything we know about the NCIS: Los Angeles/JAG crossover.

An NCIS: Los Angeles/JAG Crossover is in the works

NCIS: Los Angeles cast| Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
NCIS: Los Angeles cast| Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Catherine Bell (the actress who played Sarah MacKenzie on JAG) and David James Elliott (the actor who played JAG‘s Harmon Rabb, Jr.) will reportedly reprise their roles for several episodes on NCIS: Los Angeles. Furthermore, there has been buzz about the possibility of a JAG reboot.

If you think a JAG reboot could never happen, you’re wrong. In an interview with TVLine, R. Scott Gemmill, NCIS: Los Angeles‘ showrunner, said he would “never say never to anything.” Gemmill’s statement shouldn’t be taken lightly since he used to be a writer and producer on the original JAG series. However, the showrunner added that CBS would have the final word on whether a reboot will happen. “It’s really up to them. That’s not my call to make,” he said.

When was the last episode of JAG?

JAG aired from 1995 to 2005. The first episode, titled “A New Life Part 1,” aired September 23, 1995. The last episode, titled “Fair Winds and Following Seas,” aired April 29, 2005. The show lasted for 10 seasons and resulted in 227 episodes.

What will happen during the NCIS: Los Angeles and JAG crossover

David James Elliott, Karri Turner and Catherine Bell| Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic
David James Elliott, Karri Turner and Catherine Bell| Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic

If you’re like most fans, you’re curious about the crossover’s plot. Don’t expect a tired, recycled plot line. Gemmill said there will be a fresh new theme. He told TV Line the NCIS: Los Angeles arc will show “a really cool [new] permutation” of the original JAG. “It’s more exciting than just going back with a case where they’re JAG officers still and we get pulled into it. Instead we took a whole different direction,” said Gremmill.

NCIS was first introduced during two JAG episodes

NCIS Sean Murray and Mark Harmon| Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
NCIS Sean Murray and Mark Harmon| Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

It’s only natural for a crossover to take place between NCIS: Los Angeles and JAG, since this is the same way NCIS was set up for a new series. The spinoff began with a two-part, “backdoor pilot” in April 2003, reports TV Line. During that pilot, fans were introduced to Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon), Tony DiNozzo (played by Michael Weatherly), Abby Sciuto (played by Pauley Perrette), and Dr. Donald Mallard (played by David McCallum).

NCIS star Sean Murray was regular on JAG

Sean Murray| Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images
Sean Murray| Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

You might be surprised to learn NCIS starSean Murray was in JAG before he played Agent Timothy McGee. The actor first appeared on JAG back in 1998. He played the role of Ensign Terry Guitry in an episode titled “Innocence.” From 2000 to 2001, he played the role of Danny Walden.

When is the NCIS: Los Angeles and JAG Crossover Air Date?

The JAG-themed NCIS: Los Angeles multi-episode arc will air Sunday, May 12. The last episode will conclude with NCIS: Los Angeles’ season finale on Sunday, May 19.

Read more: Who Knew? Sean Murray Was in ‘JAG’

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