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NCIS: New Orleans: Who Isn't Returning for Season 3?

Get details on the shake-up

Liz Raftery

Original NCIS: New Orleanscast member Zoe McLellan will not return for Season 3, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

McLellan played Special Agent Meredith Brody on the CBS spin-off. Her departure was reportedly a "creative decision," according to TVLine, which first reported the news, and will be incorporated into the plot of the show. At the end of Season 2, Brody was romantically involved with a Homeland Security agent played by Ivan Sergei who turned out to be a traitor.

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The exit will also lead to the introduction of a new FBI Special Agent, played by Gracelandalum Vanessa Ferlito, who comes to the Big Easy to investigate whether more agents have been compromised.

Will you miss Brody?

NCIS: New Orleans returns Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c on CBS.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)