NCIS: Los Angeles (premiering tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CBS) is an ensemble drama. But let’s get real: It stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, and the show’s success is going to depend on their chemistry (at least in the early weeks). If the video below, shot at our Fall TV Preview issue photo shoot, is any indication, the boys are on their way to a beautiful friendship. Note LL’s superior giggle when Chris confesses that he’s still addicted to Survivor (LL prefers The Tudors). Look at Chris, showing more personality than I would have given him credit for and retroactively validating the crush I had on him circa 1995, cracking a joke about how LL’s been blaring the Loggins and Messina. (Click here, LL, to find out who they are).

Are we psyched for NCIS: Los Angeles? (Not sarcasm: I’m DVRing.)

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