NCIS is currently on hiatus while the Winter Olympics captivate TV viewers. The CBS drama will return with a new episode in late February, featuring the return of a fan favorite character. Brian Dietzen, who plays medical examiner Jimmy Palmer, has just revealed some new information.
Brian Dietzen is the author of an upcoming episode of ‘NCIS.’
Dietzen made his first appearance as Jimmy on NCIS as Dr. Ducky Mallard’s assistant in season one (David McCallum). In season 10, he became a series regular. When Ducky retired and became NCIS historian in season 15, he took over as chief medical examiner.
Dietzen added another credit to his NCIS resume during season 19 when he co-wrote an episode with executive producer Scott Williams.
“In a word… grateful,” Dietzen wrote in the caption of an Instagram post from November that showed him holding a copy of his script. “You guys, I got to write a script for @ncis cbs with my pal @mostxsw, and it’s been a fantastic adventure so far.”
A fan-favorite character returns in the episode written by Brian Dietzen.
Following his announcement, Dietzen revealed that the episode he wrote would feature the return of a fan favorite character, immunologist Carol Wilson.
Carol, played by Meredith Eaton, made her first appearance on NCIS in season 7 as an old college friend of Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette). Fans last saw her in the season 11 episode “Homesick.”
“Every now and then, you get to write something for television.” And sometimes that means getting to see friends you haven’t seen in a long time,” Dietzen wrote in the caption. “I’m so glad you’re here, @themereaton!” #NCIS.”
The ‘NCIS’ star reveals new information about Carol Wilson’s return.
With NCIS on hiatus for the better part of February, fans were eager to learn when the network’s most-watched drama would return. After being questioned on Twitter, Dietzen responded with a few more details about the upcoming episode, which will feature Carol Wilson’s return.
“The next episode that airs will undoubtedly feature @MerEaton as a guest!” It will take place after the Olympics. (And she’s fantastic as always),” Dietzen responded.
‘The Helpers,’ written by Brian Dietzen, is the title of the episode.
Dietzen did not reveal the title of the episode he wrote when he announced his big news on social media. However, the photo he posted showed a script with the episode number “1913” written on it. This corresponds to Season 19, Episode 13, the next new episode of NCIS scheduled to air.
According to the CBS February primetime schedule, the Dietzen-written episode will air on Monday, February 28th, following the Olympics. The title is “The Helpers,” but no episode synopsis has been released by the network.
Steven D. Binder, executive producer of ‘NCIS,’ is ‘overjoyed’ about Meredith Eaton’s return.
NCIS executive producer Steven D. Binder issued a statement after Dietzen informed fans that Eaton would return for the episode he wrote. He made it clear that Eaton was warmly welcomed back to the set.
“We’re beyond thrilled to be able to work with Meredith Eaton again; she’s an incredible actor who brings a wonderful energy to our show,” Binder told TV Insider. “Since her last appearance in season 11, we’ve been itching to have her back whenever her schedule permitted.”
Binder went on to say that the team desperately needs the assistance of an immunologist. And no one does it better than Meredith’s “beloved Carol Wilson.”
“The only real question is whether she will arrive on time.” Binder was finished.
NCIS returns to CBS with all new episodes on Monday, February 28.
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