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Ahead Of NCIS: Los Angeles’ 300th Episode, Chris O’Donnell And LL Cool J Discuss How The Fans Have Contributed To The Show’s Success

Mother’s Day isn't the only thing that'll be celebrated this Sunday, as fans of CBS’ long-running procedural NCIS: Los Angeles are looking forward to the show airing its 300th episode. The beloved drama is the latest series on the network to hit a major milestone, following Blue Bloods’ 250th episode as well as Young Sheldon and S.W.A.T.’s respective 100th installments. Ahead of the landmark episode's airing, lead stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J (who recently dropped a new show on the channel) opened up about the series and how the loyal legion of fans are part of its success.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Chris O’Donnell ‘Got a Kick Out of’ Acting Alongside His Family

Chris O’Donnell has hosted nearly all of his family on NCIS: Los Angeles, and he’s enjoyed every minute of it. As the father of five told Steven Colbert recently, his wife and all but his oldest son, Christopher Jr., have guest-starred on his long-running crime drama. And to him, watching them work on screen has always been a novelty. But it’s not because he watching Oscar winners in the making.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell Credit the Fans for Show’s Long Tenure

Tonight, NCIS: Los Angeles hit a milestone 300th episode, and stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell say it’s all thanks to their fans. “They’re the reason why we’re on the air as long as we’ve been on the air and I love it,” O’Donnell told Entertainment Tonight. “We’re coming up on 300 episodes on the show and you lose track of what’s going on but the fans. They know exactly what’s going on. And they correct us sometimes on things, so it’s nice to be able to celebrate a bit.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Chris O’Donnell Reflects on Show Reaching ‘Gunsmoke’ Level Numbers

NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell is a core player in the hit CBS television procedural drama series. Portraying the mysterious G. Callen, Chris O’Donnell has long been a regular fan favorite in the hit series. And, he is super proud of the major numbers as the series progresses. Numbers that have grown high enough to compete with one of the most successful shows in classic television history, Gunsmoke.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Could Callen’s Chris O’Donnell Be Leaving the Series Behind?

Chris O’Donnell of NCIS: Los Angeles has established himself as a top actor on a popular TV show. G. Callen is key to the storylines. There’s always something going on and Callen has to keep up with his partner Sam, played by LL Cool J. O’Donnell also has played in some memorable movies throughout his fine career. With all this going on, is it getting time for him to pack it up and leave the show?

NCIS: LA Season 14 Is Coming, And LL Cool J And Chris O'Donnell Want You To Watch Their New Show In The Meantime

NCIS: Los Angeles is going strong as one of the longest-running shows on CBS, and now the network has guaranteed that it will continue running for at least one more season. CBS has officially renewed NCIS: LA for Season 14 before Season 13 has even come to an end, and there is no indication that fans should expect any of the stars to depart. In fact, two of those stars have another show on the way to CBS in the not-too-distant future, although LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell's upcoming project – called Come Dance With Me – isn't exactly action-packed like NCIS: LA. But they're certainly enthusiastic about it!