Rapper and actor LL Cool J has signed on for the planned spinoff of "NCIS." The rapper will play a former Navy Seal who is "an expert on the Middle East" and works in the undercover unit of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Los Angeles. Another actors announced for the project include Chris O'Donnell (Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Finn) and Louise Lombard (CSI's Sofia Curtis).
"Ladies Love Cool James has appeared in a long list of film and TV roles including recent guest spots on NBC's "30 Rock" (as Ridikolus) and Fox's "House." LL's landing the big NCIS show was expected since he has a deal with the network.
The new show will spinoff from a two-part episode of "NCIS" later this season. LL released his last album, Exit 13, in September.