For those of you who have been long awaiting the arrival of Gibbs’ second ex-wife on “NCIS,” otherwise known as the one that so many know very little about, we come to you today bearing some good news: She will be arriving as a part of the show at some point in the future.
Unfortunately, you’re going to have to wait at least for a little while longer. Speaking to TVLine, showrunner Gary Glasberg confirmed that he has plans to bring this woman to life on the show … but you’re going to be waiting until next season for more details:
“I can promise you that [the mystery wife] is probably going to get touched on in Season 12 … I have a little tiny space on my Dry Erase board for stories for next season, and that’s already up there.”
The biggest thing that is known about this woman right now is that she is a redhead, and that could restrict the casting somewhat … unless they just cast someone who decides a little later on to die their hair. (Fun fact: Darby Stanchfield plays Gibbs’ first ex, and she also happens to play an ex of Rick’s on “Castle.”)
Has the show been officially renewed just yet? Not exactly, but this is one of those renewals that just about everyone knows is coming. Despite some fan criticism, the ratings are still strong enough to make it the most-watched drama on TV, and also in recent weeks the highest-rated show in its timeslot, over the likes of “Agents of SHIELD,” “The Biggest Loser,” Fox comedies, and “The Originals.” There are some contracts that need to be worked out whenever you get this late in a show’s run, but we have no doubt that “NCIS” as a series will return.
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