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Some three months after killing off Ziva’s father Eli David (played by Michael Nouri), CBS’ NCIS will introduce viewers to his replacement — to be played by Star Trek: TNG alum Marina Sirtis, TVLine has learned exclusively.
“The search to replace Eli David as Mossad Director was tricky for us, but we ended up with a true find in Marina Sirtis,” showrunner Gary Glasberg says of the casting. “I’ve always been a Star Trek fan, but Marina really owns this part. And the cast loves her. She’s everything I wanted for the role and then some. We are lucky to have her.” Sirtis will first air sometime in April.
To that end, TVLine has learned that Brighton Sharbino – a recent guest star on The New Normal – will channel a younger Pauley Perrette.
NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg says he had asked himself, “What kind of origin story could we do with Abby that would be a little different? And rather than look back at her first days of working at NCIS, I was more interested in, ‘When did Abby first start develop an interest in forensics? And in people? In bodies, and in clues, things like that?’ So we decided to go way back.”
“From clothing choices to her hair, how she carries herself, things that she says… there are lots of great little prizes in this episode,” Glasberg promises longtime fans.
NCIS Season 8 : It looks David McCallum is about to receive the highest of honors from NCIS: An origin episode for his character Ducky!
Sources confirm to me exclusively that ex-Shield cop Catherine Dent is joining the CBS smash for at least two episodes as Whitney Sharp, a former NCIS agent who shares a past with Ducky.
Dent’s character is described as an educated, bright, and extremely capable federal agent who had an eye for talent and a tongue for persuasion back in the day.
Both of Dent’s episodes will air during November sweeps.
‘NCIS‘ First Look: See Who Will Help Gibbs Battle the Cartel
When CBS’ top-rated ‘NCIS‘ kicks off its eighth season on Tuesday, September 21, tensions will remain high as the closing moments of the May finale play out.
The good news, Rocky Carroll (who plays Director Vance) tells Fancast, is that unlike in some memorable past season openers, everyone on the team “is still alive and well.”
That said, he teases, “We’ve got a few old scores to settle.”
Among those stubborn foes is the Reynosa cartel, which still looms as a significant threat to Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team. When last we tuned in, cartel kingpin (queenpin?) Paloma had just entered the store where Jackson Gibbs (Ralph Waite), Jethro’s pop, works.
In the aftermath of that showdown Gibbs gets a visit from his mentor, Mike Franks (played by returning guest star/’Prison Break’ alum Muse Watson).
The reason for Franks’ arrival on the scene? To offer Gibbs a much-needed assist in his campaign to neutralize the Reynosa threat once and for all.
Watson/Mike Franks isn’t the only encore to watch for this season. As previously reported by Fancast, both Robert Wagner (as DiNozzo’s dad) and Michael Nouri (as Eli David) are also due to return.
As previously announced, Robert Wagner will guest star on
the 150th episode of NCIS in the critical role of Tony’s dad.
But he isn’t the only big name coming to TV’s top-rated show for that special edition. Penny Johnson Jerald will reprise her role as tate Department Official Joanne Torrence on the January 12 installment of the drama, titled “Flesh and Bone.”
The actress is best known for her role as Sherry Palmer on multiple seasons of 24.
During this landmark episode, the NCIS team investigates attempted assassination of a foreign prince. Without giving too much away, we can confirm that Tony’s father is linked to the case.
Says Rocky Carroll (Director Vance): “You find out that there’s a strained relationship between the two.”