Alicia Coppola

Looks like Skeet Ulrich won't be the only former Jericho star fighting crime in Los Angeles this season: Alicia Coppola has signed on to guest-star on a Season 2 episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Coppola will play FBI agent Amy Rand, an expert on kidnapping cases. Described as athletic, determined and authoritative, she works with the NCIS agents to find a victim to prevent a killing spree.

Besides her role as IRS agent Mimi Clark on Jericho, Coppola, 42, starred on the NBC soap opera Another World for three years in the early '90s. She's played a military lawyer on both JAG and NCIS, and she has also appeared on such shows as CSI, Two and a Half Men and American Dreams. Coppola's character could recur. Her first appearance is slated to air in October.

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NCIS: Los Angeles
returns with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on CBS.