There's a new tough-talking FBI Special Agent heading to NCIS.
According to a character description, Tess is "a multiple divorcée who's as sexy as she is strong. Tess has no kids so she views her fellow agents as family. Beneath a no-nonsense shell, Tess has a big heart. She believes in honor and justice and doing what's right. And she'll fight to protect those values, and her team, with fierce determination and a tinge of sarcasm along the way."
"We feel so fortunate to have Sarah Clarke joining us to play Tess," NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg said in a statement. "I've been a fan of hers going back to 24 and more recently Bosch. She's a gifted actress, a total pro, and we can't wait to introduce her to our NCIS family and have some fun."
For now, Clarke is booked as a guest star and Tess will appear on the final two episodes of NCIS' current season, but it's possible that she could become a series regular. Will she be able to fill the void left by Tony DiNozzo?
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)