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NCIS Special Agent DiNozzo partners with the NCIS: Los Angeles team to search the city after his prisoner escapes custody on a flight from Singapore to Los Angeles

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By Nate Millado

The NCIS universe has expanded in the past 18 years—most recently with NCIS: Hawaii—and it's been a blast watching our favorite agents get to play in the same sandbox! These crossover events have treated fans to some pretty epic episodes and inspired pairings. Here's a look back at a few of our faves.

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"Legend" and "Legend: Pt. II" (NCIS)

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Sam (LL COOL J, left) rushes to Callen's (Chris O'Donnell, right) side after he is shot by an unknown gunman.

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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) heads to the City of Angels and teams up with his counterparts at the NCIS Office of Special Projects to investigate the death of a Marine—only to uncover a terrorist cell rooted somewhere in downtown L.A. This NCIS two-parter introduced us to the dynamic duo of Sam Hanna (LL COOL J) and G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell). This pair would go on to headline the first NCIS spinoff, NCIS: Los Angeles.

"Random On Purpose" (NCIS: Los Angeles)

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Abby (guest star Pauley Perrette) drops by NCIS: Los Angeles. Here with Eric Beal (Barrett Foa).

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After a Naval engineer is murdered, Abby (Pauley Perrette) notices a pattern linking this case to others—so she heads to Los Angeles to warn the team of the Phantom serial killer.

"Crescent City Pt. I" and "Crescent City: Pt. II" (NCIS/NCIS: New Orleans)

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Gibbs (Mark Harmon, left) and NCIS Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula, right) chase leads in New Orleans after evidence points to a copycat killer.

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Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and NCIS Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula, right) are on the tail of a copycat of the infamous Privileged Killer in New Orleans, while Pride's NCIS: New Orleans team heads to Washington, D.C. to investigate potential political connections to the case.

"Blame It On Rio" (NCIS: Los Angeles)

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NCIS Special Agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) partners with the NCIS: Los Angeles team to search the city after his prisoner escapes custody on a flight from Singapore to Los Angeles

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D.C.-based agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) partners with the L.A. team to search the city after his prisoner escapes custody on a flight from Singapore to Los Angeles. DiNozzo and Marty Deeks hilariously try to one-up each other throughout the episode, proving exactly why NCIS fans love these crossovers!

"Sister City, Parts I and II" (NCIS/NCIS: New Orleans)

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Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette

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After the passengers and crew of a private plane traveling from New Orleans to Washington D.C. are lethally poisoned, all signs point to the missing chef—Abby's brother, Luca (Tyler Ritter). Gibbs and the D.C. team work with Pride and the New Orleans crew to locate Luca and determine why a private tech company was targeted.

"Pandora's Box, Parts I and II" (NCIS/NCIS: New Orleans)

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In this two-part crossover event, the NCIS gang teams up to track a stolen terror playbook. Pictured: Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, and Wilmer Valderrama as NCIS Special Agent Nick Torres.

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Crossovers are always a rollicking good time, and this Mardi Gras–themed conclusion to an NCIS two-parter is no exception! NCIS agents McGee (Sean Murray) and Torres (Wilson Valderrama) travel to New Orleans to partner with Pride and his team in the search for a missing homeland security theoretical terror playbook.

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The old married couple: LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna) and Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen).

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By Nate Millado

NCIS: Los Angeles is currently in its 13th season—"Are you serious?!" as LL COOL J's Sam Hanna would say—and its longevity boils down to one thing: chemistry! Special Agents Hanna (LL COOL J) and G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell)—aka Sallen—are like an old married couple; they can communicate with just a look. Their playful banter is the bedrock of this action-packed procedural. Watch rounds up our fave exchanges between one of TV's best bromances.

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Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, and Fat Joe are among the artists sharing their stories on Paramount+'s Behind the Music.

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If you've been hungry like the wolf for riveting backstories of your favorite artists, like Duran Duran, you're in luck: VH1's classic docuseries Behind the Music is back on Paramount+. You'll get to know J-Lo when she was just "Jenny from the Block," Ricky Martin when he was "Livin' La Vida Loca," and LL COOL J before he became Sam Hanna on NCIS: Los Angeles. To get you amped for BTM's grand return, we've compiled the ultimate playlist of all the artists that'll be featured this season!

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Behind the Music
premieres Thursday, July 29, with back-to-back episodes featuring Ricky Martin and LL COOL J. New episodes air every Thursday on Paramount+.


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Superheroes with super voices: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Melissa Benoist as Kara

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By Nate Millado

Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski have wowed us with their acting chops—but did you know The Good Fight stars have vocal chops too? And they're far from the only double threats on television. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite stars who can act and sing.

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