‘NCIS: New Orleans’: Scott Bakula Says This Is Why Fans Love the Show

NCIS: New Orleans” is enjoying a successful run on CBS. Here’s what Scott Bakula said about why fans love the show so much.

Scott Bakula’s movies and TV shows

Scott Bakula on the set of NCIS: New Orleans. | Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images
Scott Bakula on the set of NCIS: New Orleans. | Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images

Scott Bakula made his television acting debut in 1986 in the series “The Magical World of Disney.” He played Jeffrey Wilder in an episode titled “I-Man.” From 1986 to 1987, Bakula landed a recurring role in the television series “Gung Ho,” playing the character Hunt Stevenson. Then, from 1986 to 1988, he played the character Dr. Ted Shively in the TV series “Designing Women.” Bakula got his big break when he played the lead role in the TV series “Quantum Leap” from 1989 to 1993.

Scott Bakula on why fans love ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

The NCIS: New Orleans cast. | Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images
The NCIS: New Orleans cast. | Sam Lothridge/CBS via Getty Images

Back in 2015, “NCIS: New Orleans” was CBS’ most-watched new series, with an average of 18.1 million viewers, according to “CBS This Morning.” Bakula has played the role of Dwayne Pride since the show first aired back in 2014. Here’s what Bakula said about why viewers love “NCIS: New Orleans” so much:

I think people like the kind of show it is. For me as a viewer I like trying to solve mysteries, trying to figure out who did it. Obviously, there are lots of shows like this procedural on television right now, and there’s a great thirst for that. There’s a little bit of escapism in it. And these characters are great and they’re fun to be with and fun to see how they handle this crazy, intense work and then their life on the side.

Scott Bakula’s wife is a recurring character on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

One of the highlights of Bakula’s job is that he occasionally gets to work alongside his wife, Chelsea Field. She plays Pride’s love interest, Rita Devereaux. “I love working with her. We worked together a bunch before,” Bakula told Rachael Ray. “She makes me a better actor because she works more intensely and more deeply than I tend to work.” Ray said Bakula makes it sound like he has the best job in the world, and he replied, “It is. When you’re working with your wife it’s pretty fantastic.”

Fans can’t get enough of Scott Bakula

Some “NCIS” fans weren’t thrilled when they first found out there was going to be another spinoff. However, a few were pleasantly surprised when they learned Scott Bakula would be the lead character. Ever since, fans haven’t been able to get enough of the star and the show. “When I found out there was another “NCIS” I thought, ‘What now?’ I wasn’t sure I was going to watch it, but when I found out that Scott Bakula was going to be in it, that changed my mind in a second. He is a fantastic actor and what musical talent. You just fall in love with his voice,” said a fan on YouTube. A few viewers even said “NCIS: New Orleans” is the best of all the NCIS franchises.

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