'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.
It is not possible to replace Cote as Ziva. They may create another character but Ziva is not replaceable. The on screen chemistry between Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo is magical, like Gable and Lombard. Same as Daytime TV's Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith. You can't explain it, it just is.
Sorry Ziva left. She was the one lady/woman that Tony never conquered and that made it all the better. She will be missed.
The new character "Bishop" is good while she is no Ziva, she does bring a fresh face and someone that is more to McGee's caliber than Tony's. I like her way of sorting the puzzle out. I like her wacky no desk style of thinking and sorting out the truth. I think CBS has another great character on the show. It should last another 5 to 10 yrs
Yes I could see that NCIS was setting up for replacing Ziva, really to bad.
If its true that's Cote decided to leave on her own, so be it, but if CBS
decided to take her off, NOT GOOD! My family & I will miss her character
& the program will be MISSING a Special aliment on the show, aside of
Tony actually have a LOVE connection with Ziva. Now that she's gone,
whats up with that?!?!?!? The new little girl is cute, but not a Ziva & will
never be able to pull off wearing a gall-gown like Ziva did.
wish the show did more story's about navel life on ships and base's. I will miss her she is a beauty and fun to watch. wish her much luck. if you ever need an old navel dude count me in. I was stationed aboard the now retired uss kitty hawk cva 63
Phillip P. wilms
No one can "Replace" Cote De Pablo. She was wonderful and I miss her. Don't care to watch the show anymore now that she is gone.
NCIS Los Angeles has the most annoying character whose name I don't even remember. She works w/ Eric and is the biggest know-it-all on the planet. Get rid of her! She's not an asset to the program. I've also stopped watching that program because I cannot stand her.
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.