Owens, a former series regular on "The Cosby Show", found himself back in the news recently after he was photographed working at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey. Christopher Silber, executive producer of NCIS: New Orleans, tweeted on Tuesday that Owens would be guest-starring on the CBS drama.
The character of Adams is an old and valued friend of the show's lead, Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride, providing "both medical and spiritual advice".
Nicki Minaj said herself in the last episode of Queen Radio that she was having difficulty getting through to Geoffrey Owens, after pledging to donate $25K as a compassionate gesture. "Still emotionally reeling following his brush with death in the season finale/season premiere, Pride consults Adams, on what could be causing his current symptoms and what his next course of action should be".
Sources close to TMZ say that Geoffrey is not interested in receiving a handout, their belief is that a payout would be demeaning to the actor. "An accomplished actor who seemed like the ideal fit to add to our extended repertory company".
That sparked a conversation between Perry and Owens and an offer for him to come work with Perry in Atlanta on the new season of "The Haves and The Have Nots". "We're lucky to have him on the show".
USA Today reports that Owens will appear in 10 episodes.