‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey and Husband Nick Are a Total ‘Heat Wave’ in Emmys Pic

NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick are looking absolutely stunning in a new picture from the Emmys. Lachey plays Jane Tennant on the NCIS spinoff series, which is set to premiere tonight. The two now live in Hawai’i, but they took a trip to Los Angeles for the esteemed award show.

“I loved this dress because it reminds me of a Hawaiian wave. Then I sat with Nick and realized… it’s a Heat Wave! Haha! Mom & Dad are OUT!!” Lachey wrote in the caption.

The Emmys had plenty of major moments last night, but Lachey’s dress is a whole moment itself. The stunning blue piece really does remind you of waves.

“Looking [fire] both of you!” Lachey’s NCIS: Hawai’i co-star Jason Antoon wrote on Instagram. “Great job tonight V!”

But with the premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i just hours away, going to the iconic award show probably won’t even be the highlight of Vanessa Lachey’s week.

Lachey is making some major waves as the first woman to play the lead role on an NCIS franchise series. The NCIS franchise has been around almost since the start of the 2000s, and with multiple spinoffs, fans are excited to see what Lachey will bring to the franchise.

Her character, Jane, is a single mother and special agent in charge. The show follows her and the rest of her team as they solve crimes and juggle their jobs with their personal lives.

Will ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Have Crossover Events With Other Shows in the Franchise?

Since the show was announced this spring, fans have wondered whether or not NCIS: Hawai’i will have any crossover events with the other shows in the NCIS franchise. This even includes speculation that the show will crossover with the canceled NCIS: New Orleans.

But whether or not ‘NCIS: Hawai’i‘ will actually have a crossover event is hard to tell at this point, and production has been fairly tight-lipped. The show has broken a tradition by not airing through a “backdoor pilot” on NCIS first. A backdoor pilot is an episode on the flagship series that introduces the characters and setting for a spinoff.

From what producers have been saying, it doesn’t look like a crossover is on the table… yet, but they’re certainly open. Showrunner Christopher Silber discussed the potential for a crossover in an interview with TV Line.

“I’ll just say, and I only speak for myself as one of the executive producers, but I am always open to any sort of crossover that CBS will allow. I’ve experienced it certainly just in the world of the NCIS franchise. It is always exciting and fun. It is fun for those of us participating in it. It’s fun for the audience,” he said.

Crossover or not, the premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i is still exciting. You can catch the show tonight on CBS at 10 pm Eastern. You also don’t want to miss the return of NCIS, which airs an hour before at 9 Eastern.