Pauley Perrette is coming back to television via her new CBS show, Broke. It is her first series since leaving NCIS. Perrette exited the crime procedural, in which she starred as Abby Sciuto for fifteen years, with a poignant final episode back in May 2018. Out of her NCIS co-stars, who would Perrette want to bring over to star in Broke?
Many of her co-stars reacted to her last episode on the long-running drama, however, there are a few of her former NCIS castmates that Pauley Perrette is closer to than others, and she has now named three of those as actors she would like to have on Broke. First off, she told TV Insider that she would like to have Brian Dietzen on the show.
Brian Dietzen plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer on NCIS. Upon her exit from the show, Dietzen opened up about how he felt about losing Pauley Perrette from the cast. He called her departure “bittersweet” at the time and compared his emotions surrounding her exit to those of Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo. Speaking of Weatherly…
Pauley Perrette’s former NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly, who played Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, was another of her one-time co-stars that Perrette noted she wanted to have on her new CBS show. Weatherly has been incredibly supportive of Perrette’s upcoming venture, even sending out a tweet to show it. Perrette has also supported him, and Perrette clearly enjoyed their time together enough to want to reunite for Broke. She also said that Weatherly is “One of the funniest human beings!”
Pauley Perrette also wants Timothy McGee’s portrayer to join her on Broke, which is a not entirely surprising selection. After Perrette’s exit, Sean Murray weighed in on how working on NCIS had been since she departed the show, and he indicated that it was sad to see her go. That said, Murray respected her decision to move on. Will he decide to move over to Broke for a guest appearance? Stay tuned.
Pauley Perrette did not mention having Wilmer Valderrama guest on Broke, but, given that Perrette’s new show is a sitcom, you have to wonder if it has crossed her mind. Valderrama starred on the very popular That '70s Show for many seasons, so you know he would be great. Perrette did have glowing things to say about recently running into her former co-star, saying:
I ran into him, and I’m like, ‘Wilmer!’ It was so good to see him.
Could Brian Dietzen, Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and (maybe even) Wilmer Valderrama star with Pauley Perrette again via Broke? Valderrama, Dietzen, and Murray are all still on NCIS, while Weatherly stars in Bull. What do all of the one-time NCIS co-stars’ current starring roles have in common? They all air on CBS! Hence, I could see them taking guest roles on Broke being theoretically possible.
You can check out Pauley Perrette in Broke, when it premieres on Thursday, April 2, at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS. As for Perrette’s former show, new episodes of NCIS air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. NCIS is one of many shows you can stream on Netflix, including new 2020 arrivals. For more viewing possibilities, there are this spring’s premieres.