Melrose Place alum Stephanie Jacobsen is joining the cast of NCIS as a "flirtatious" FBI agent who works with Tony on a case involving a terrorist threat against Navy researchers, TV.com has confirmed.
Does this mean Tony's finally moving on from Ziva (Cote de Pablo)? Jacobsen will play Leia Pendergast, a former U.S. Marshal turned FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force leader who's "feminine, sexy and single, cool and confident," according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news.
Based on that character description, it sounds like Tony will have a tough lady to tussle with during the investigation. With Tony's love life in limbo for much of Season 11 after Cote de Pablo's departure from the show, executive producer Gary Glasberg says fans should be prepared for him to get back into the dating game in Season 12.
"We'll absolutely move forward with ... Tony's personal life," Glasberg said in July at the Television Critics Association summer press. "It's going to happen early on. ... We'll introduce somebody and see how it works. ... [They meet] through work, through a case."
Though Jacobsen is currently only signed on for one episode, her character has the potential to recur.
How do you feel about Tony's possible new romantic interest?
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