NCIS’ Pauley Perrette May Be Returning to CBS Opposite Jane the Virgin Star

Pauley Perrette may return to CBS next season. The NCIS actress has taken a role in the network’s comedy pilot Broke, opposite Jane the Virgin’s Jaime Camil, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Perrette left NCIS in 2017 after 15 years playing the character Abby Sciuto on the procedural drama. She revealed last spring that she left the show after suffering “multiple physical assaults.” At the time of her exit, CBS Studios said that Perrette had approached them with a “workplace problem” that they helped her resolve. The production company is also behind this new comedy, which is executive-produced by Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman.

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If the pilot is picked up to series in May, Perrette will play Jackie, “a tough and sharp-witted loving single mother who is struggling to raise her 9-year-old son,” according to THR. She also runs a bar and has a low tolerance for bulls—, which gets tested when her snobby sister and rich husband show up on her doorstep. But because this is CBS, no doubt Jackie and her sibling will learn to appreciate each other and their differences eventually!

The series would mark Perrette’s first TV role since departing NCIS.

CBS has yet to respond to TV Guide’s request for confirmation of Perrette’s casting.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 3: “Twofer” — NCIS is called in to investigate when the body of a missing Navy Lieutenant who disappeared a year and a half ago is located by a cemetery grounds crew while they are relocating caskets on the property. Also, Gibbs and McGee must pass a psych evaluation with Doctor Grace Confalone (Laura San Giacomo) before officially resuming all work responsibilities, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)

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