Pauley Perrette, NCIS

With TV's top scripted show approaching its 200th episode in early 2012, NCIS exec producer Gary Glasberg is pulling out all the stops. Among the reveals coming up:

  • Abby will meet a brother. "The story is so lovely and unexpected," says Glasberg, promising that this will change Abby's whole perception of her past. "There is a big, stunning twist," adds Pauley Perrette, who is campaigning for her real-life male doppelgänger, ex-model Daniel Louis Rivas, to play the role.
  • A personal Ducky episode will introduce a possible new love interest.
  • A November two-parter will take Gibbs overseas.
  • Both Tony's father and Gibbs' father will return.
  • A spring wedding for Palmer and his embalmer fiancée is planned for season's end.

And for that 200th episode, Glasberg says, "We came up with a unique, unexpected story to help us look back on everything prior. You're going to see faces you haven't seen in a long time." Among them: Gibbs' murdered wife Shannon and daughter Kelly, plus recently deceased Mike Franks. Alas, Lauren Holly's Jenny Shepard... likely not.

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