Question: Who will take Kate's place on NCIS? Darlene
Ausiello: Bellisario is currently holding auditions for her successor and hopes to have the role cast by mid-July. "I am looking to globalize the show, so I am going to cast someone who is non-American maybe an Australian," he reveals. "I want to bring somebody in who is different from Kate, a girl who is more sexually open. Kate was uptight. I think [the new girl] will give Tony a run for his money." That's just what TV needs: another slut in uniform.