emily wickersham ncsi season 11 ziva replacement gi 'NCIS': Emily Wickersham cast in Season 11 as Cote de Pablo replacement   Who is she?Fans haven’t even begun their goodbyes to Cote de Pablo and already, “NCIS” is lining up her potential replacement.

TVLine reports that “Sopranos” alum Emily Wickersham will be joining the CBS smash hit during Season 11 as Bishop, a bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward new agent. “She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism,” the outlet says of the character. “She’s traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home.”

So, who is Wickersham? The actress, who is currently recurring on FX’s “The Bridge” as the stepdaughter of Annabeth Gish‘s character, also played A.J.’s (Robert Iler) girlfriend Rhiannon during the sixth and final season of “The Sopranos.” She has a deal for three episodes with an option to become a series regular. She’ll make her debut on “NCIS” during November sweeps.

Before Wickersham’s arrival, the show will “rotate some fun people” through NCIS headquarters. “The first two episodes are all about Ziva’s departure,” EP Gary Glasberg tells TVLine. “And then in the third episode we [begin to] introduce some different characters. And then, hopefully, when people are comfortable enough, one will walk in and be The One.”

“NCIS” returns for Season 11 on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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