It looks like Marg may be headed back to the small screen. It was announced this evening that she will be joining the cast of FOX’s pilot ‘Behind Enemy Lines’. There aren’t too many details to report yet, but here’s what we know so far.
CSI vet Marg Helgenberger is heading Behind Enemy Lines as a “fierce but fair” Navy Admiral in Fox’s McG-directed pilot.
Loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson/Gene Hackman movie, the Fox project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped — you guessed it — behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” will offer a multi-perspective narrative that follows soldiers on the ground, the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier and intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.
Helgenberger — a five-time Emmy nominee and 1990 winner — will play Navy Admiral Bobbie Decker, the most powerful woman in the military and a “no B.S.” straight shooter who will do anything to keep her men and women safe. Previously, B.J. Britt (UnREAL, Agents of SHIELD) was cast in the pilot as Reggie Mitchella, a weapons systems officer.
In addition to her long run as CSI Catherine Willows, Helgenberger’s previous TV credits include Under the Dome, CBS’ one-and-done Intelligence, ER, China Beach and Ryan’s Hope.
Here’s a more detailed description of Marg’s character from Variety:
Helgenberger will play Admiral Bobbie Decker, a Navy Admiral who’s the most powerful woman in the military. Described as fierce but fair and a no BS straight shooter, she will do anything to keep her men and women safe.
Edited to add this great photo that the Hollywood Reporter shared as part of their press release describing Marg’s new role.
For those who have been keeping track, we have now completed updating all of the China Beach Screen Captures to DVD quality. As with previous seasons, we have only updated the episodes that Marg appeared in so that’s why there are jumps in the episode numbers below. As always, thanks so much to Sharon for all of her help with this project and stay tuned for more updates. Enjoy the new caps!
For anyone who is interested, Marg makes a brief appearance on Hell’s Kitchen this week. This episode entitled “Aerial Maneuvers” features a dinner service honoring major contributions to Stand Up To Cancer. It originally aired last night on FOX, but check your local listings because it does re-air several times. You can probably also watch it On Demand if your cable provider offers it. FOX has a link to watch the episode online as well if you have an account there: Watch Hell’s Kitchen on FOX.. Thanks so much to @grillowholic17 for the head’s up!
You can also view screen captures from her appearance HERE.
Per Amazon: “Cast and creators of CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” gather for a celebration of their show at PALEYFEST FALL TV PREVIEWS LA on September 16, 2015. Topics include: the inspiration for the show; the decision to avoid focusing on the characters’ personal lives; and William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger perceiving their characters as a platonic “old married couple,” despite fan requests for romance.
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Note: If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can also watch it streaming as part of your Prime membership.
Just a quick post for everyone who has been following along with our China Beach updates. Sharon and I have now finishing upgrading all of the season 3 screen captures to DVD quality and will move on to complete the season 4 upgrades and wrap up this project right after the Christmas holiday. Also, if you missed it in our last update, new promotional stills have been added as well. You can view those HERE. Happy Holidays everyone and thanks so much for your continued support!