Okay, you asked for a separate thread to discuss Alex’s contract with CBS and the direction of his career. Much of this topic got started by the news that CBS has still not decided upon a project for Alex and they currently hold his contract. This initially looked like a good thing to many of us Alex fans because we thought perhaps Nina Tassler and CBS saw the goldmine they had and wanted to “reserve” him for some future project. The future project is not happening though it seems. At least not fast enough for my liking.
The rumor is also going around that perhaps Alex will star in a new NCIS spinoff. This is a rumor with no substance at this time but still I have an opinion if they are heading in that direction.
I will support Alex in whatever he does. If he heads up a new NCIS spinoff…it will become my favorite show. I know he will do a killer job in any role he is in. I want to see his career moving again. I want to see him on prime time again SOON.
BUT I am not very enthusiastic about his next potential role being on an NCIS spinoff. First of all, I don’t really care for NCIS that much. I think the show is overall pretty decent with some good talent but many times it is boring as heck. It strains credulity as well. How many murders can you have on Navy property or involving naval officers in a week? Come on now. Also, CBS only wants to do an NCIS spinoff because they have had one really good season under their belt. Why that makes them think we all need another NCIS is a mystery to me. Spinoffs often times tank after one or two seasons….NCIS is not CSI. It pains me to think that Alex would pour his heart and soul into a spinoff and then see it axed again.
Second, my least favorite Alex role was his role as Kevin in The Shield. He did a great job in the role and his acting was superb as usual but the cop character he played was boring. There was nothing juicy about the role in the least. I just hesitate to see him play law enforcement again. He has the acting chops for something much bigger…something paranormal if you will.
Third, I want to see him in a romantic role and there is nothing romantic about NCIS or most law enforcement shows.
BUT if NCIS is his future then sign me up for a front row seat. My love of Moonlight was not actor centric but it would definitely be if he were to join an NCIS spinoff. If that is the way it goes then I hope they team him up with Michael Weatherly of NCIS for a fresh, hot, and young navy spinoff. That is a duo I wouldn’t mind watching.
My concern is that if Alex signs on to another show that doesn’t get the full support of CBS and Nina Tassler he could be sinking his career…not helping it. Somehow I just don’t see a NCIS spinoff winning people’s choice awards either.
So what say you?