Nia Long Has a New Gig

Actress Nia Long poses at the 2017 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood at the Beverly Hilton on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Nia Long is set to join the cast of NCIS: Los Angeles for its ninth season. Long will be a series regular on the long-running show and will play Shay Mosley, the team’s new executive assistant director. Mosley is a former Secret Service agent with plenty of experience to bring to the team, as well as an east coast attitude that will take some doing to mesh with the west coast group.

Well it’s a good thing they have Nia who always brings her A-game, because after their presentation at the summer Television Critics Association CBS has been under fire about their lack of diversity in front and behind the scenes. Especially since all of their new pilots picked up for the fall season have male leads.

CBS commented “We are working on it but found our broader appeal to be our priority.”

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