But what about Ziva (Cote de Pablo), you ask.
Entertainment Weekly reports that NCIS is on a lookout for another female federal agent by the name of Agent Ruiz - someone attractive, athletic, and competent. Ziva, anyone? The character is in her late 20s to mid 30s who "tends to put her foot in her mouth." OK, that part doesn't sound Ziva at all.
Some initial suggestions put forth at the entertainment website mention the name of Kristen Bell as a good fit for the role. Bell, of course, is best known for lending the mysterious voice behind Gossip Girl on the CW hit and as the high school student slash detective on Veronica Mars.
Others name put in the mix include The Unusuals' Monique Curnen or Life's Sarah Shahi, but since she has an obviously Hispanic last name, I don't think any of these three will do. So maybe someone in the vicinity of Paola Turbay or Michelle Rodriguez, as someone else has suggested?
Any other ideas?
PS. We previously reported that NCIS is on a lookout for a new male agent to appear on the procedural early next season in possibly recurring capacity. Could this be a tandem?