'NCIS' casting Cote de Pablo's replacement
New character will be named Bishop and is Ziva's successor
"NCIS" is moving on without Cote de Pablo.
The actress announced last month that she is leaving the top-rated CBS drama and reportedly turned down two sizable raises. Now the network and the show's producers are casting a successor for de Pablo's character, Ziva, TVLine reports.
The character will be named Bishop and is a twentysomething female character who is "bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward. She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She's traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home."
Fans can look for Ziva (de Pablo) in the first two episodes of "NCIS" Season 11. The actress has been on the show for eight years. The new character Bishop, meanwhile, starts working in October and will begin appearing in mid-season episodes around January. Until Bishop joins the team, several rotating characters will sub for Ziva. "NCIS" is television's No. 1 scripted drama and pulls in 20 million viewers a week.
"NCIS" Season 11 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
I received a few responses when I said they should delete the character DiNozzo. Please note..I said the character, not the actor. The actor is only doing what the writers write. There isn't much he can do about it personally. He may not like the script, but he has to do it anyhow.
If the writers think the DiNozzo character is cute, they are missing the boat. His character is repulsive with his selfishness, overactive ego, horniness and infantile actions toward the other characters. I love NCIS but that character really is a downer. Wise up writers! Let DiNozzo grow up or get rid of him.
Well we can at least hope that she changes her mind after some time off. Hard to think
of anyone replacing her. It will be really interesting to see who it is. The description
doesn't sound that special.
I LOVE TONY'S CHARACTER.. QUIT PICKING ON HIM. THE WHOLE CAST IS TERRIFIC AND I HOPE IT STAYS ON TV FOREVER... I SURE HOPE NO ONE ELSE LEAVES THE SHOW.
This is my husbands favorite show....we watch it endlessly....I love all of the actors .....my fav is Dr Mallard.....followed by Abby and McGee......Mark Harmon has been a favorite since he early days on LA Law......I loved the appearances by Jamie Lee.....she is fantastic......