Maria Bello (NCIS, Grown Ups) will be departing from her role as Dr. Jacqueline Sloane on CBS’s NCIS in the show’s 18th season, according to Deadline. The 18th season is slated for the fall with eight episodes. The actress joined the cast at the beginning of season 15 and debuted as a forensic psychologist in the fourth episode titled “Skeleton Crew.” Since her three-year contract comes to its end, she just signed with Gersh for representation.
NCIS is one of many broadcast series whose airing season was ended early as a result of the coronavirus pandemic production shutdown. Some episodes, including the milestone 400th episode, will move into the 18th season premiering in the fall.
Bello is well known for her work on ER as well as starring opposite to Billy Bob Thornton in Amazon drama series Goliath. Her film credits include Grown Ups, Lights Out, Coyote Ugly, among others.
Her work extends to production as well; she has executive produced and co-starred in the 2018 young adult drama Giant Little Ones, which was written and directed by Keith Behrman. Another notable work of hers includes The Woman King, which she produced alongside Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon and Viola Davis with Gina Prince-Bythewood as the director.
Bello was previously repped by UTA and continues to be associated with John Carrabino Management.
No premiere date is set for the 18th season; however, NCIS is penciled in to return this fall on CBS, barring any delays as a result of COVID-19.