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NCIS season 19 cast: Is Gary Cole replacing Mark Harmon?

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NCIS season 19 Updates: TvLine has reported that Actor Gary Cole will be featured as Special agent Alden Park in NCIS Season 19, But not as the replacement for Gibbs which is played by Mark Harmon. NCIS is a crime drama that is being broadcasted on the CBS network.

NCIS has successfully ventured into its 19th season. For the first time, the time slot for the NCIS series is shifted from Tuesday nights to Monday nights at 9 pm (ET).  NCIS will be telecasted before the Spin-off series, NCIS: Hawai’i.  Season 18 of NCIS made some major modifications in the storyline.

The series’s regular characters Jack Sloane (Maria Bello) and Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) marked their end in season 18. The show’s closure with Gibbs faking his death while chasing a suspect has left the fans questioning Gibbs’s involvement in season 19. CBS also confirmed the return of Special Agent Jessica Knight in season 19 which will be played by Katrina.

What lies ahead in NCIS season 19?

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The idea of “what will be the role of Gary Cole character in NCIS series?” has made the fans curious about the upcoming season 19. Cole is a great actor and his performance in Veep as a senior strategist exhibits his potential for the FBI special agent role.

Cole has been nominated for Primetime Emmy for his acting in HBO’s Veep. Apart from his role in NCIS, Cole is also doing other roles in different series like Mixed-ish, The Good Fight, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers.  Harmon decided to stay in NCIS because without him the series will most likely come to an end.

Changes in the time slot of the show, Gibbs limited inclusion, and change of character focus show that CBS is making some considerable changes in the franchise. These changes round up to the notion that NCIS will no longer move forward in this franchise and most probably NCIS: HAWAII will take up the mantle.

However, CBS is very confident in NCIS Universe. CBS now renews the franchise by including NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Cole’s addition to the cast is a great advantage to NCIS, but Gibbs’s minimum inclusion in the show may impact the audience significantly.