Actor Wes Brown returns to his home state for featured role in ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ _lowres

CBS photo by SKIP BOLEN --From left, Scott Bakula, Lucas Black and Zoe McLellan star in 'NCIS: New Orleans.'

CBS has renewed freshman drama “NCIS: New Orleans” for the 2015-2016 season.

The series is the No. 1 most-watched new series on broadcast television this season, and the second-most-watched drama, according to CBS.

“NCIS: New Orleans,” averaging 18.1 million viewers, is shot in and around the Crescent City. The series stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich and CCH Pounder. Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber and James Hayman are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.