Wednesday, July 10, 2013
RULE 7: TV's number one drama is losing the closest thing it has to a leading lady, as Cote de Pablo will leave NCIS after a short arc at the start of next season to give closure to the character. I don't know that it'll affect ratings much--yes, there are a number of very loud "Tiva" shippers who will swear off the show, but the show's recast this same role before, as have most of the long-running CBS procedurals, with little negative effect on ratings. The more interesting question is who winds up filling the part. You can come up with some interesting names just going through cancelled shows from last season: Dana Delany, Dichen Lachman, Radha Mitchell, Caterina Scorsone, Anna Camp, Janet Montgomery, and Jordana Spiro. I'll offer a dark horse--Callie Thorne, whose USA vehicle seems teetering on the verge of cancellation, and who has the right sort of energy for the part.
Posted by Matt at 6:59 PM