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It appears as if Ziva’s successor will be sticking around!

Actress Emily Wickersham will debut her character, NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, on “NCIS” later this month.

In a vote of confidence from the network, Wickersham has been upped to a series regular role before her first episode has even aired, according to the official CBS press release.

Ellie joins the show on the November 19 episode, in which it is discovered that “the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, a security breach Bishop described in exact detail two years in a threat analysis report.”

Gibbs and the rest of the NCIS team will bring her into the fold to help find the person responsible for the crime, and she’ll be sticking around.

Her character will take over for Cote de Pablo’s Ziva, who left the series earlier in season 11.

“NCIS” airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on CBS. What do you think of Ellie so far? Let us know in the comments below!