NCIS casting

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  1. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida


    There was a pilot, they said they were doing it, and then they decided not to. Sounds like axing to me, unless you want to argue semantics.
  2. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    I was not impressed with the pseudo-pilot they did during NCIS.
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    He did bomb; I believe the first one was Jade. He sucked.
  4. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Honolulu, HI
    I'm just hoping they give her a happier exit then a bullet in the brain.
  5. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012


    my post was meant to be sarcastic and imply that she will fail equally hard
  6. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    I hope Cote isn't going for movies, I don't see her having success there. Another TV show maybe, but longtime stars rarely seem to get a second successful show. I could see her getting guest spots though. I'm sure she no longer needs to work for a living.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    She can show up on Falling Skies? Didn't the lead actor in Falling Skies turn down tens of millions per season and still leave ER?
  8. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Wow, with NCIS Red axed, guess it means NCIS and NCIS LA will continue.

    I'm sure the plan was to wind down NCIS while NCIS LA picks up the writers and such and let NCIS Red build up. Having three NCIS series was stupid to begin with so you know two will walk out. But with no Red, that simplifies things.

    Anyhow, there's always a chance she'll return - actors need to eat, after all. And it isn't exactly unheard of. Even DJE did it to JAG and he was the starring character. He was back later in the season after leaving.
  9. jgickler

    jgickler Mr. Rolleyes

    Apr 7, 2000
    Princeton, Iowa
    For an actor, leaving a highly rated series can be a very mixed bag but I think for every Clooney, Depp or Travolta, there are a bunch of Shelley Long's, and David Carouso's. I can't imagine that Zeva will be one of the success stories. She is good in the part, but I don't think she has the acting chops or charisma to take things to the next level.
  10. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa
    I don't watch NCIS: LA, so I had no idea about Red. I will curious to see how they fill this position and how much longer NCIS has left.

  11. sburnside1

    sburnside1 Active Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Do we even know what Cote plans? She is in her early 30s. Perhaps she is taking time off, or is returning to theatre.
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    They are supposedly leaving the story line open for her to return. But who knows what they actually do with her character?

    At the very least it should change the dynamics of the characters this season with what they have planned. So I am looking forward to this season more than normal.

    My GF got me watching NCIS. She had watched JAG and then the NCIS spinoff. I started watching NCIS when that first female agent was killed on the roof. Although my GF bowed out of watching NCIS during this past season, but she watches NCIS LA. I watched the first season of LA but I didn't watch any further. I was planning on watching NCIS Red though if they had decided to pick up the series.

    So it will be different for me watching NCIS this season without my GF. We only watch a few shows together now. At one point we watched around ten shows together. But we both have less free time now anyway. Heck, we still have ten episodes of season 2 of Homeland to watch.
  13. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Oh, they'll leave the position open. Basically what they're probably going to do is make her return to Mossad for a bit to do some work in the new leader transition and other stuff.

    I'm sure while she's not able to do a full time filming gig, she'll show up now and again odd episodes.

    And when she returns, the excuse is she was done.

    Just like how David James Elliot took a break from JAG (he also announced he was leaving, but returned mid-season) and the writers came up with a brilliant way of doing it in the name of career advancement. The writers wrote a brilliant setup to his departure as well.

    If they really cannot get her back, they'll just write some episode and kill her off. But I think she'll temporarily have to return back.
  14. IDSmoker

    IDSmoker Member

    Apr 10, 2004
    Boise, ID
    I'm going to be disappointed if they break with tradition for Ziva's exit (not to mention missing out on the"What caliber bullet will Ziva get?" bet that my friend and I have going).

    After all:
    • Kate == .223 lapua
    • Jenny == multiple 9mm rounds
    • Franks == his own .45
    • Langer == 9mm
    • Lee == 9mm
    • Jackie & Eli David == ??? (not sure they ever mentioned what caliber weapon the assassin used)
    • Gerald == ??? (I forget what size handgun Ari used)

    Have there been any exits, by regular members of the cast, that did not involve a bullet on this show?

    If they really intend to leave things open for her potential return, then perhaps they'll borrow a page from the script they used for Gerald since he at least survived his exit.

    Traditions are important you know ;)
  15. aintnosin

    aintnosin [Spoiler]

    Jun 25, 2003
    Lake Forest, CA
    Allegedly Cote pushed for pay equity with Michael Weatherly but they turned her down.

    They are probably worried about an "Paget Brewster" situation. If the new character bombs (and you know that there will be a percentage of NCIS fans who will hate the new character before they see her), and NCIS ratings suffer, they could pull the trigger and lure Cote back.

    They could bring back E.J. Barrett to replace Ziva (although that would preclude any "will they or won't they" tension between her and DiNozzo, since they already have.
  16. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Huh, I hadn't heard that Red didn't get picked up, either.

    Maybe now that it didn't, Kim Raver can show up on LA and Callen can finally get a life and girlfriend. :)
  17. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    I'd prefer Abigail Borin, played by Diane Neal, over E.J. Barrett. Then we'll have TWO Abbies on the show! :D
  18. aintnosin

    aintnosin [Spoiler]

    Jun 25, 2003
    Lake Forest, CA
    I'd love to see more of "Coast Guard Abbie," but I doubt the character would take the demotion to work under Gibbs. Now that I mention it, working under Gibbs would be a demotion for E.J. too.

    I got a better idea. Just cancel NCIS:LA and move Kensi over to the "mothership." (or is JAG technically the mothership?)
  19. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    I was under the impression that Gibbs is the most senior agent in all of NCIS -- first among equals. Didn't he serve as acting director for an episode or two at some point?
  20. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Jenny dd leave him in charge once upon a time and he successfully dodged any management duties while she was gone. ;)

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