Cote de Pablo returns to CBS … just not for ‘NCIS’ season 12

The latest -Great news for all of you (and we know that there are many) who miss seeing Cote de Pablo on your TV screens.

The former “NCIS” star, around one year following her surprising exit from the show, has signed on to star in a new CBS miniseries entitled “The Dovekeepers,” which will debut at some point in 2015. The story revolves around a quartet of women in ancient Israel, and the story revolves around their fight for survival after the Romans force them to leave Jerusalem at around 70 CE. Cote’s character in particular is the mysterious Shirah, a single mother who showcases strength and also plenty of insight. Given that we’re not that familiar with the source material, we will be interesting to see how this plays out. This project comes from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the producing titans behind “The Bible.” Mark of course also changed TV forever on CBS by launching “Survivor.”

This casting should at least squelch some of the rumors that there was any sort of long-standing beef between the actress and CBS over her end on “NCIS” last year, and while we don’t necessarily see her coming back to the long-running show in the immediate future, it is a good sign that she continues to work with the network. “NCIS” just started production on season 12 a little earlier this week, and they have been very quiet about what their plans are for the story. Show star Michael Weatherly recently retweeted a picture of Cote, and continues to have a great friendship with her despite the two no longer working together.

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