Perhaps becauase he's been such a cash cow for USA, through incessant and wildly successful reruns of NCIS, Mark Harmon will star in one of the network's own movies this weekend. "John Sandford's Certain Prey" airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. (FYI, an NCIS marathon precedes the movie.)
It's based on one in the series of Sandford novels in which Lucas Davenport (Harmon) is a Minneapolis deputy police chief helping the FBI solve the murder of an attorney's wife, possibly a professional hit.
The Davenport character is a computer whiz who is independently wealthy, but remains a police officer because of his love for the job.
Harmon, an executive producer of the project, told reporters he's been a fan of the books. Now in his 9th season as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS, he said the character isn't all that different from Gibbs.
"I seem to be lured by the edges more than what's out front, with any character," he said.
John Sandford is the pen name of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist John Roswell Camp.