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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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By TV Guide
Dec. 9, 2012 12:01 a.m.



NCIS: Los Angeles | Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Would CBS' NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles be monster successes if such charismatic actors as Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell hadn't been cast in the leading roles? Probably not. Now Shane Brennan, exec producer of the franchise, is hoping to spin off yet another series. This one, scheduled to test-launch as a special episode of NCIS: L.A. this spring, centers on a mobile organization called Red Team. Here are the major roles currently being cast, along with some recommendations of actors who might be looking for work. 



Special Agent Paris S.
Age:
Early 40s
Qualities: Alluring, athletic and flirtatious, with a high I.Q. and a sharp tongue
Past: She has two ex-husbands, no kids and a Ph.D. in chemistry. Hobbies include golf and pistol shooting (she competed in the Olympics). Prefers to work solo.
Dream casting: Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead's Lori Grimes)



Special Agent Roy Q.
Age:
Mid 40s
Qualities: Ruggedly handsome, wise and somewhat damaged
Past: He was forced to retire from active service and is now employed as Red Team's operations manager. Has a past with Paris, but hasn't seen her in seven years.
Dream casting: Adrian Pasdar (Heroes' Nathan Petrelli)



Special Agent Danny G.
Age:
Early 30s
Qualities: Messy, bad driver with a droll sense of humor
Past: This single forensic specialist trained by the NYPD loves gadgets, baseball and snorkeling.  
Dream casting: Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights' Billy Riggins)



Special Agent Clara H.
Age:
Early 30s
Qualities: Worldly, athletic and charming; skilled driver with a passion for photography
Past: She earned a master's in international politics and a law degree from Harvard. Her dad was a war correspondent, and she's fluent in several languages.
Dream casting: Erica Durance (Smallville's Lois Lane)



Technical Assistant Kai A.
Age:
Early 20s
Qualities: Bright, witty, likable and tech-savvy
Past: Known as "Mr. Fix-It," he's a computer engineer with a degree from MIT who was raised by his grandmother in South Central Los Angeles.
Dream casting: Malcolm David Kelley (Lost's Walt)



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