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'NCIS: New Orleans' follows familiar path with a Big Easy accent
'NCIS: New Orleans' follows familiar path with a Big Easy accent

You have heard perhaps that we are in a Triple-Platinum Age of Television, where the new standard is the high standard. But if the actual measured preferences of the world are anything to go by, there is a place in it for less-than-great TV — shows made not to push an envelope or blow your mind, but only to move you smoothly from A to B, and maybe to C, with some stimulating scenery along the way. So it is with CBS' "NCIS," the most-watched drama in America and the world. Nothing succeeding like success, the series gave birth to "NCIS: Los Angeles" in 2009 and now to "NCIS: New Orleans," which starts Tuesday, directly following the mothership's...

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