Emily Wickersham Joins 'NCIS' As Series Regular

11/04/2013 12:57 pm ET
CBS

Emily Wickersham has joined the cast of "NCIS" as a new series regular. CBS announced Wickersham's series regular status begins on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

On the popular CBS series, Wickersham plays NSA Anaylst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, who is described as "a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism." She specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation.

“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team,” "NCIS" executive producer Gary Glasberg said in a statement. “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.”

Wickersham's casting was announced in September. At the time, she was signed for a three episode arc that included a series regular option. Her casting comes on the heels of Cote de Pablo's departure from the long-running CBS drama.

Look for Wickersham’s character to make her introduction when "it is discovered the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, a security breach Bishop described in exact detail two years ago in a threat analysis report," CBS said. "Working side-by-side with Gibbs and the team, Bishop cross-examines the case file to help determine who is behind the crime."

Wickersham’s other TV credits include" The Sopranos,” “The Bridge” and “Gossip Girl.”

"NCIS" airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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