According to Deadline, the actor is joining the acclaimed drama’s fifth season as Colin, a wild-eyed Irish attorney who has spent a decade successfully defending gang members and crime families, and who’s now looking for a home at a corporate law firm like Lockhart Gardner.
The Good Wife returns on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c.
When Cote de Pablo wraps her eight-year run as Ziva David, it will by no means be the first, but rather the latest, of several major shifts that CBS’ NCIS has sustained since debuting almost 10 years ago.
As original cast member Michael Weatherly prepared to film his final scenes with scene partner de Pablo, he shared with TVLine his reflections on all that NCIS and Gibbs’ team have been through.
“I remember being with Cote at the end of Season 5, walking through the Mojave desert and into a diner and seeing Lauren Holly’s wax dummy in a pool of blood,” after Jenny Shepard had been killed by Russian hitmen. “I thought, ‘This is crazy!’” he recalls. “I didn’t see this coming at all. I mean, she’s the director of NCIS!
“And Mike Franks [killed by the Port-to-Port Killer in Season 8]…. Those were major changes,” the actor continues. “[Series creator] Don Bellisario leaving [after Season 4]? A major change. Again and again.”
And yet despite every shake-up NCIS has served up or survived, it stands as the most watched scripted program on TV today.
“We have great writers and a remarkable core DNA that Bellisario created,” Weatherly observes, “and somehow it’s so sturdy that it withstands all of these changes.”
As for how exactly NCIS will write out Ziva soon after its Sept. 24 opener, Weatherly is mum — “I can’t give away all the pinpoints,” he hedges with a smile — “but I found the first two episodes immensely satisfying. I was very surprised by the things I read in those scripts,” he shares.
Might those surprising elements involve some degree of payoff, if not closure, for the forever percolating Tony/Ziva romance? All signs point to yes.
“I think that for DiNozzo and for me as an actor, that ‘holding pattern’ has been incredibly fun to play — I love working with Cote, she’s awesome — but also it’s been eight years, and we haven’t dealt with it. It will be dealt with.” And with a resulting storyline for Tony that his portrayer has hailed as “the most exciting thing I’ve heard in a long time.” Says Weatherly, “I’m looking forward to seeing what the far greater geniuses have in store.”
TVLine has learned exclusively that the One Tree Hill alumna has signed on to guest star in the milestone outing as a sexy, seemingly normal-looking mother of two (think soccer mom with an edge).
Episode 300 — slated to air on Oct. 23 and featuring a return appearance by CSI vet Marg Helgenberger— centers on a cold case that “takes our characters back to the beginning,” executive producer Don McGill recently revealed to TVLine. “They have to investigate a murder with the same M.O. and the same suspect from 14 years ago.”
Lenz recently concluded a multi-episode arc on the final season of Dexter.
True Blood‘s Anna Camp has RSVP’d for How I Met Your Mother‘s highly anticipated nuptials playing a character originally earmarked for The Office‘s Ellie Kemper, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The super-busy Camp assumes the role of Cassie, one of the most attractive, available, and — as Ted discovers — unfortunate guests at big event.
Kemper, whose initial casting was reported by TVLine back in July, had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict.
Camp is set to appear in one episode, but, given the wedding’s season-long structure, it’s possible she could return.
HIMYM‘s farewell season kicks off Sept. 23.
As first reported by TVGuide.com, the Fringe vet will return for a Season 5 episode as Matthew Ashbaugh, who appeared in flashbacks last season.
Seeing as how Matthew is still very dead, might Alicia’s memories of her time with the eccentric, litigious man shed light on a new story?
The Good Wife premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will appear in the first three episodes of Season 14, then Nick Stokes will disappear for an assignment in Quantico, as will be explained by Catherine when Marg Helgenberger returns for the series’ 300th episode (airing Oct. 23).
“George Eads will not appear in several episodes during the first half of the season,” reads a statement from CBS Television Studios. “We look forward to him returning to CSI very soon.”
According to THR, Eads recently clashed with the eight-months-pregnant co-writer of the episode he was shooting, arguing about Stokes’ storyline. After word of the encounter got to show boss Carol Mendelsohn, Eads was called on the carpet, where he threatened to quit. Instead, he walked away with a leave of absence.
Eads and castmate Jorja Fox famously were fired from CSI back in 2004, after calling in sick for the first day of shooting Season 5, as a salary renegotiation tactic. That standoff lasted less than two weeks.
CSI opens its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 25.