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NCIS: Gary Cole Officially Joins Cast, But Not as Gibbs 'Replacement' — Katrina Law Upped to Series Regular

Gary Cole has officially signed on for NCIS Season 19, though not necessarily in the capacity one might assume. CBS confirmed on Tuesday that Cole — whose previous TV credits include (but are by no means limited to!) The Good Fight, Veep, The West Wing and Midnight Caller — will fill the series regular role of FBI Special Agent Alden Park. And though longtime series front man Mark Harmon is expected to appear in a very limited capacity moving forward, sources stress that Cole’s character is not “replacing” Gibbs. (Harmon’s team leader for the last six episodes of Season 18 had been suspended from NCIS, and last we saw seemingly had faked his death while in pursuit of a possible serial killer.)
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Gary Cole and Katrina Law join NCIS Season 19

It’s finally been made official. Gary Cole is joining NCIS Season 19. The news also confirms Katrina Law is being upped to series regular. We start with the news that wasn’t all too surprising. According to Deadline, Law has been upped from guest star to series regular. This was already an option after Law’s initial appearance in the last two episodes of NCIS Season 18. Fans just had to wait for the show’s renewal for that to happen.
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‘NCIS’ Sets Gary Cole, Katrina Law as Series Regulars for Season 19

CBS has officially announced that Gary Cole will join “NCIS” Season 19, with Katrina Law also set to appear in the upcoming season. Variety exclusively reported last week that Cole was going to join the long-running CBS drama, with CBS now revealing that Cole will appear in the series regular role of FBI Special Agent Alden Park. No further details on his character are available at this time. It has previously been reported that “NCIS” star Mark Harmon will have a reduced presence in Season 19, but an individual with knowledge of the situation says that Cole’s character is not meant to be a replacement for Harmon’s character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

NCIS season 19 spoilers: Gary Cole officially cast, not replacing Gibbs

Days after the reports first started to come in, it’s now official: Gary Cole is joining NCIS season 19. However, he is not playing the role that you would expect. According to a new report coming in from TVLine, the Veep / The West Wing alum is going to be a series regular and his role is FBI Special Agent Alden Park. However, he is not going to be a replacement for Mark Harmon’s role of Jethro Gibbs. This is important since a “new Gibbs” would almost immediately be met with backlash from fans, especially since we’d rather see McGee step into that role if Gibbs is not going to be around. (We reported yesterday that Harmon may only be in a small handful of season 19 episodes.)

NCIS season 19 spoilers: Gary Cole in talks for significant role

There are a lot of mysteries out there about NCIS season 19, including how many episodes Mark Harmon will appear in after the explosive finale cliffhanger. This week, however, we’re at least getting a sense of how the CBS show could be moving forward. According to a new report from Variety, prolific TV veteran Gary Cole (Veep, Chicago Fire, The Good Fight) is in talks to join the series in what could be a significant role. Details about his potential character are under wraps, but we would understand why producers would want Cole on board. We’re talking here about a familiar presence to many viewers and a guy who can play heroes, villains, and anything in between.
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NCIS taps Gary Cole and Katrina Law as series regulars amid Mark Harmon's reduced schedule

Cole will play the series regular role of FBI Special Agent Alden Park, who will not be replacing Harmon’s character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Law, made her debut on NCIS during the final two episodes of Season 18 as Special Agent Jessica Knight, will now appear in that role as a series regular for Season 19. Law is no stranger to CBS viewers having previously starred in Training Day and Hawaii Five-0. Cole and Law are expected to fill the void left by Harmon, who is reportedly appearing in a few episodes in Season 19. “We haven’t shot a single frame quite yet, but with the addition of Gary Cole and Katrina Law to the cast, this is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet,” said NCIS showrunner Steven D. Binder. “Going into season 19, we are excited to have new characters and stories to tell that adds to and reenergizes the world we’ve come to love over the 400+ episodes.”
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Is Gary Cole joining NCIS Season 19?

We know that Mark Harmon is only going to be in NCIS Season 19 in a limited capacity, but we may get Gary Cole to make up for it. When NCIS was renewed for Season 19 back in April, we learned that Mark Harmon was taking a step back in his role in the show. He’ll be around in a limited capacity, and it turns out that he considered stepping away from the series completely.
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'NCIS' Season 19: Gary Cole in Talks for Big Role

NCIS will kick off Season 19 later this year, and it's possible the show may be adding actor Gary Cole to the cast for a big role. According to Variety, sources connected to NCIS have stated that Cole is "in talks" to join the series, however, CBS reps declined to comment when asked about the report. At this time, his reported NCIS role is begin kept under wraps.
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‘NCIS’ in Talks With Gary Cole for Major Season 19 Role (EXCLUSIVE)

Gary Cole is in talks for a major role in “NCIS” Season 19, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. Details on the character Cole would play are being kept under wraps. The long-running CBS procedural was renewed back in April, with series lead Mark Harmon’s return to the series also being confirmed at that time. It had previously been reported that Harmon was looking to leave the show but ultimately decided to return. It is not yet known how big a role Harmon will play in Season 19, with sources saying that Cole may not be the only new face to join the show’s main cast in the upcoming season.