"NCIS" and Emily Wickersham will be working together so to speak. On Sept. 17, Huffington Post confirmed that Emily Wickersham will be joining "NCIS" as Cote de Pablo's replacement. The actress will play the role of "Bishop," a character who will take over for Ziva. While many fans of the show are still sad about Ziva's departure, writers and producers on the show hope that Bishop will receive a warm reception.
"Bishop is described as '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,'" Huffington Post reports.
"NCIS" will introduce Wickersham during November sweeps. She will only appear in three episodes for starters but if viewers like her character, she has a sort of "sign on" clause that could have her joining the show indefinitely.
As previously reported, Mark Harmon feels as though the show still has a good chance at getting superb ratings even without Cote de Pablo. It is undoubtedly going to be a big change for fans of the show who love Ziva's character and really love Cote de Pablo on the show but, as they say, the show must go on... and it will.
Before "NCIS," Wickersham appeared on "The Sopranos." She also has a recurring role on "The Bridge," a show on FX.
© Effie Orfanides 2013