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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, 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.