CBS’ hit long-running procedural NCIS is reportedly eyeing Gary Cole for a major part in season 19. Centering on the special agents who work cases centering on members of the United States Navy, NCIS has stood one of CBS’ top performers for much of its lengthy run. The show premiered in 2003 and stars Mark Harmon as lead representative Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Though NCIS has seen its fair share of cast changes Through the Years, the current crew includes Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum.
Like many shows, NCIS’ most recent season endured some difficulties on account of the coronavirus pandemic. After premiering much later in the autumn, season 18 saw a shorter episode count compared to usual. There was some disagreement over if NCIS could be renewed for season 19, with much attention being paid to whether Harmon would agree to go back for one more year. After Harmon and CBS exercised a bargain, NCIS season 19 was officially greenlit in April. This came as spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles got renewed for season 13, and newcomer NCIS: Hawaii was picked up for a trainee jog.
NCIS is presently in talks to bring Gary Cole on board for a significant role in season 19. Details about mentioned role are being kept under wraps at the present time. Additionally, sources report Cole might not be the only new person to join NCIS’ main cast. This includes as the level of Harmon’s participation with season 19 remains up in the atmosphere, though he will return in some capacity.
Besides Cole, another major season 19 casting has been revealed. Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul in the Arrowverse) joined NCIS at the end of season 18 with the capability to turn into a series regular in the future. These tentative developments to the show come after celebrities Maria Bello and Emily Wickersham exited before this season, so there are some spaces to fulfill. Right now, however, it remains to be seen if either Cole or Law will stake major claims on NCIS season 19.
Most recently, Cole has starred on Mixed-ish and Paramount+’s The Good Fight. He would surely be a superb addition to the NCIS team, even though it just ends up being for a recurring function. NCIS has built up an impressive number of guest stars Through the Years, from Drew Carey to Christopher Lloyd. Cole could be the next one to join the list. Should Harmon take on a diminished role in season 19, Cole might help fill the emptiness. Major changes are headed to NCIS, and only time will tell how they shake out.