NCIS: Casting for a Father-in-Law

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We all know the major NCIS casting news these days:

Cote de Pablo will exit the series following this September's NCIS Season 11 premiere.

But William Keck of TV Guide Magazine has broken another tidbit concerning a different character and a memorable, sad event from the show's past: this year's Thanksgiving episode will focus on Leon Vance, who will be spending his first holiday season without his late spouse, Jackie.

"We'll be casting the father of Vance's wife," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells the publication. "We think it will really have some resonance."

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NCIS Season 11 kicks off on Tuesday, September 24.

Got any casting suggestions for the role of Vance's father-in-law?

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Avery Brooks.


oops...its Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freedman


Why not get the actor who play Curtis payne


I scare this was going to be a shield spoiler man does that show suck


I'd rather have Jackie not really be dead. I love Paula Newsome - she was so good in Women's Murder Club as well as NCIS.


Whoops!! In Season 9 Episode The Good Son, Vance states when he met Michael (Jackie's brother) who was eight years old at the time "both parents were dead". Vance helped raise him, got him in to private school and counseling


Not another father story, is GG running out of ideas, whose fictional father can GG bring on to the show, oh how about the Dr Mallards father or Jimmy, then there's Vance, there's three episodes sorted, can see where this show is going with GG rehashing the same old thing very boring. Hello Agents of Shield I know what I will be watching on a Tuesday night in September.


Bill Cosby is really good at the serious stuff. I think he would make a great father-in-law for Vance.


I think James Earl Jones would be a good candidate.

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NCIS Quotes

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.