NCIS: Hawaii is a hit, and episode 12 of the series debuts today.

The new episode is called "Spies, Part 1," and it turns out a famous name is working behind the camera. The director is none other than LeVar Burton.

NCIS: Hawaii: LeVar Burton directs today's episode

Best known from Star Trek, actor LeVar Burton also has experience as an occasional TV director. He makes his NCIS: Hawaii directing debut on Jan. 23.

It's actually not Burton's first time in the NCIS universe. He directed 10 episodes of NCIS: New Orleans, one of which he also appeared in as a guest star.

LeVar Burton directs a new episode of NCIS: Hawaii.

Over the years, he directed episodes of other shows including JAG, Las Vegas, and Star Trek.

After his run at the Jeopardy! hosting gig didn't work out, the 64-year-old Burton is now working on a variety of projects, including his own trivia series.

His NCIS: Hawaii episode, "Spies, Part 1," is the 12th episode of the debut season.

Fare are looking forward to the two-parter, because the episodes will welcome former Hawaii Five-0 star Beulah Koale in a guest role.

So, plenty of reasons to check out the new episode of NCIS: Hawaii.

The Vanessa Lachey series airs on Sunday nights on CBS.