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'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Mindy Project,' 'NCIS': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

A Gladiator teases his backstory, scoop on Arrow’s “Bericity,” and Mindy promises nudity — all that and more in this week’s Spoiler Room.

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'NCIS' boss previews Emily Wickersham debut: Meet Ellie Bishop -- VIDEO

NSA analyst Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) is going to be the guiding light in an NCIS investigation in Tuesday night’s episode, but, as most fans have already heard, this is just the beginning of our journey with the character.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Wickersham, originally slated for an arc of episodes, was joining the show as a series regular, a move exec producer Gary Glasberg says he felt good making after seeing what the actress brought to the table. “Really what happened was Emily showed up and we gave her this script and this character and she really brought it to life,” he says. “She brought eccentricity and nuance and quirk and heart to a character that, until then, we had only been looking at on paper. Once we started to see and feel the chemistry with people on screen — and off, as well — we realized that we had something really special.”

Per the clip below, Bishop comes into the story after NCIS stumbles upon a paper she wrote that mimics a case they are working on. “Because she wrote the playbook, she becomes a valuable part of the investigation,” Glasberg teases. “So we keep her on for this case and by the end of the case, Gibbs senses something special in her.”

After the episode, Bishop will stay with the NSA for a period of time but her services will be utilized by NCIS. (“There are agencies who loan out their people all the time in one way or another,” says Glasberg.) “It’s a really organic, nice fit,” Glasberg says. “It’s really interesting when you see someone come in and they bring something new, different and fun. But everything we still love and enjoy about NCIS is there. It’s just a little different. It’s new and it’s fresh and that’s what got us excited.”

Check out a clip below.
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'Castle,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Justified,' 'Supernatural,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Does Castle have a plan of action? Who’s Justified‘s big bad this season? Is Supernatural getting a Psych visit? These questions and more are answered in this week’s Spoiler Room!

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'NCIS' scoop: Emily Wickersham upped to series regular

Emily Wickersham is joining NCIS full-time.

The actress, who was cast in the role of NSA analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop back in September, has been promoted to a series regular, CBS announced today. Wickersham, who has also appeared on the Sopranos, was originally slated for three episodes but according to producers, her work with the team has proved a success.

“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team,” said executive producer Gary Glasberg in a statement. “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on-board.” READ FULL STORY

'Bones,' 'Arrow,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Scoop on the Bones wedding (and honeymoon)! Fresh Arrow dish that hits the target! And some answers on how NCIS: LA will deal with a real-life baby twist. All that and more in this week’s Spoiler Room.

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'NCIS' boss previews team without Ziva: 'It's going to take time for our characters to move on'

Ziva has left the building. (Or, if you want to get technical, she never returned to the building.)

But even though we’ve seen the last of Cote de Pablo for the foreseeable future, there’s plenty of action to come on NCIS, according to executive producer Gary Glasberg. Part of it, he says, will be seen in tonight’s episode, which he’ll give you scoop on in our interview below, among many other things…
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'NCIS,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Castle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy end of the week, roomies! This week’s spoiler helping is jam-packed, so grab a drink, grab a snack, then dive in. I think we’ll have a lot to discuss in the comments.

You can also send me your thoughts/questions personally by writing to spoilerroom@ew.com. If you’re favorite show isn’t represented here, drop me a note. I’ll be happy to look into it for you. (Also, I’m on-call this weekend. Send mail to help entertain me while I’m stuck by my computer, please. Thanks.)

P.S. – Holy hot Spoiler Room collage, Batman! I can’t be the only one who had this thought… READ FULL STORY

Fall TV: Six toughest time slot battles (and which show will win)

It’s war! Next week broadcasters shove the bulk of their new shows into the spotlight and anxiously count how many viewers show up to watch. Even in this era of heavy DVR use, a show’s time slot still matters plenty — just ask NBC’s Revolution, which was hugely boosted whenever it ran behind original episodes of The Voice last season (or any show that runs against The Voice, for that matter). Here are six of the most interesting new top time-period battles this fall — and who we think will win.

'NCIS' star Mark Harmon opens up about Cote de Pablo's exit

NCIS fans have long been voicing their thoughts Cote de Pablo’s exit from the hit show but star Mark Harmon has finally opened up with his own thoughts on the impending departure

Speaking on The Arsenio Hall show last night, Harmon said the actress’s exit, announced in July, is the latest of many “changes” the show has experienced over its lengthy run and acknowledged,  “it’s up to this highly professional group to use that as a springboard to get better, to improve and to stay No. 1.”  READ FULL STORY

'NCIS,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Sons of Anarchy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Howdy, Roomies!

It’s that time of the week again. Excited? You should be! I am. I’ve also had a lot of caffeine this week while covering the Television Critics Association press tour with my colleagues, so … this should be interesting.

As always, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

‘NCIS’ BOSS: ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES’
I hear ya, NCIS fans. The departure of Cote de Pablo is an unfortunate turn of events, to say the least. NCIS EP Gary Glasberg was “saddened” by the situation, too, telling me earlier this week during CBS’ annual bash for television critics that “it’s the last thing we planned on.” That said, he promised, “At the end of the day, I’m really happy with what we came up with. Everyone has to watch the first two episodes.”

Why? Well, for one, he teased, the episodes were completely reworked in order to accommodate this curve ball. “I literally had to lock myself away and everything I was planning on had to be blown out and I had to start all over again,” he says of the news, which came after plans for the season had already begun. “Again, it’s not what we had hoped for. This family — this NCIS family that exists between [the characters] — is so special and so unique, and this was Cote’s decision and we have to respect that … but some really fantastic work is going to come out of what occurred. We have some really terrific stuff planned for the year.”

So what ARE those plans? For one, Ziva will be “prominent” in the second episode of the season and “it’s a really touching, emotional story and I promise the viewers will not be disappointed — especially the Tiva fans, as we say. I hope it’s everything they want it to be.”

He adds: “I want some of it to be a surprise, but I think people will be pleased at the end of the day with where it’s left both emotionally and psychologically — and not only for Tony, but Gibbs, Abby, and everybody. That’s a big part of what I was taking into consideration — really understanding how the people and the fans are so connected to our characters. You really have to honor that.”

Who’s already crying?
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Cote de Pablo offered 'lot of money' to stay on 'NCIS'

Cote de Pablo’s upcoming NCIS exit has fueled plenty of online outrage. But CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves says the network tried to convince the actress to remain on the show.

“I really want to clarify,” Moonves told critics at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. “We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money, and then we offered her even more money, because we really didn’t want to lose her. We love her. We think she was terrific. And we, obviously, were in discussions. And the rest of the cast and the producers were aware what’s going on. And ultimately she decided she didn’t want to do the show. It was purely her decision. We’re, obviously, getting a lot of emails. There’s a lot of Twitter buzz about her, and rightly so. She’s a wonderful lady. Look, NCIS was the highest-rated show on television last year. We don’t like losing anybody. But we did everything humanly possible. We feel like we exhausted every opportunity, and she just decided she didn’t want to do the show.”

Pablo has played agent Ziva David since the third season of the long-running hit series. She will appear in the upcoming 11th season premiere on Sept. 24 to finish off her character.

Cote de Pablo leaving 'NCIS'

The latest NCIS shocker has nothing to do with crime solving.

CBS confirms actress Cote de Pablo, who plays agent Ziva David on the procedural, will exit the show during the upcoming season.

De Pablo said in a statement: “I’ve had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

The news comes just ahead of the start of production on the show’s upcoming 11th season.

CBS adds: “We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David. Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”

The actress joined NCIS in season 3, following the departure of Sasha Alexander, who played Caitlin Todd. Quickly, the show established a friendship between de Pablo’s Ziva and Michael Weatherly’s Anthony DiNozzo. In recent seasons, a possible romance has also been teased. It is not yet known how the issue will be resolved in light of the actress’s departure.

NCIS returns Sept. 24.

'NCIS' season finale post-mortem: Gary Glasberg answers burning questions!

NCIS closed out its 10th season with an episode that left a team divided, Gibbs with a sniper rifle in his hands, and someone we know in the crosshairs of said gun. (For a full recap, click here.)

So where do we go from here? Executive producer Gary Glasberg has the scoop:

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