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NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
Air Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#NO421/422) "Checkmate, Part I & II"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

PRIDE ASSEMBLES AN OFF-THE-BOOKS TEAM TO SEARCH FOR A LOOPHOLE WHEN HE FACES A GRAND JURY INDICTMENT FOR ABUSE OF POWER, ON BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES OF THE FOURTH SEASON FINALE OF "NCIS: NEW ORLEANS," TUESDAY, MAY 15

Guest Stars Include Tom Arnold as Hacker Elvis Bertrand, Riann Steele as Retired Green Beret Sydney Halliday, Mark Gessner as Journalist Oliver Crane, John Cothran, Jr. as Attorney Elliott Newman and Lou Diamond Phillips as Deputy Chief Gossett

"Checkmate, Part I" and "Checkmate, Part II" - Pride assembles an off-the-books team with hacker Elvis Bertrand (Tom Arnold)
, retired Green Beret Sydney Halliday (Riann Steele)
journalist Oliver Crane (Mark Gessner)
and attorney Elliott Newman (John Cothran, Jr.), to search for a loophole when he faces a grand jury indictment for abuse of power. Also, Pride and the team uncover a sinister plot during the New Orleans Tricentennial Fleet Week celebration, on back-to-back episodes of the fourth season finale of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars as Deputy Chief Gossett.

REGULAR CAST:

Scott Bakula (Special Agent Dwayne Pride)
Lucas Black (Special Agent Christopher Lasalle)
Rob Kerkovich (Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund)
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell (Patton Plame)
Vanessa Ferlito (Special Agent Tammy Gregorio)
CCH Pounder (Dr. Loretta Wade)

"CHECKMATE, PART I" CREDITS:

GUEST CAST:

Tom Arnold (Elvis Bertrand)
Lou Diamond Phillips (Deputy Chief Gossett)
Riann Steele (Sydney Halliday)
Mark Gessner (Oliver Crane)
John Cothran, Jr. (Attorney Elliott Newman)

WRITTEN BY: Brad Kern

DIRECTED BY: Jim Hayman

"CHECKMATE, PART II" CREDITS:

GUEST CAST:

Lou Diamond Phillips (Deputy Chief Gossett)
Riann Steele (Sydney Halliday)
Mark Gessner (Oliver Crane)
John Cothran, Jr. (Attorney Elliott Newman)

WRITTEN BY: Christopher Silber

DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr.

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NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
Returns in Fall 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's fifth) on 4/18/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) TUESDAYS - Two established hits bracket an exciting new drama on the most-watched night of network television. NCIS opens the night at 8:00 PM where it continues to deliver 17 million viewers each week, providing a potent launch pad for new drama FBI, at 9:00 PM. Top 10 series and time-period winner NCIS: NEW ORLEANS starring Scott Bakula caps the evening at 10:00 PM.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade
· Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Patton Plame
· Lucas Black as Christopher Lasalle
· Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund
· Scott Bakula as Dwayne Pride
· Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy
· Vanessa Ferlito as Tammy Gregorio
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Zoe McLellan as Meredith "Merri" Brody
CREW INFORMATION:
· Gary Glasberg as CRTR/EP
· James Whitmore, Jr. as DIR (Pilot)
· Jeffrey Lieber as EP
· Mark Harmon as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios