Emily Wickersham Cast in Key NCIS Role

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Emily Wickersham has landed a major role on NCIS.

The actress - who has appeared on episodes of The Bridge and Gossip Girl, but is best known for portraying Rhinnanon on The Sopranons - will debut in November as Bishop.

As previously reported, the character will come on board as a quasi replacement for Ziva and has been described as an "athletic agent" who is brilliant and socially awkward and who has been around the world.

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According to TV Line, Wickersham is signed for three episodes, but has an option to become a series regular if all goes well.

NCIS Season 11 kicks off on September 24 with a farewell to Cote de Pablo, who will exit the series after eight years.

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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.

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