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Cast of Broke

‘NCIS’ alum Pauley Perrette Stars in New Sitcom

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By Sharon Oliver

The beloved zany big-slurpee-cup swirling forensic scientist Abby Sciutto may have left the police procedural ‘NCIS,’ but the actress who played her will be returning to the small screen in early April.

Pauley Perrette is set to star in her own comedy ‘Broke’ on CBS this spring. She will play the part of Jackie, a bartender and struggling single mom of a young son named Milos. As luck, or lack of, would have it, one day her sister Elizabeth comes knocking on her door, along with her riches to rags husband and his loyal assistant/driver/friend, all needing a place live.

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Michael Weatherly Shows His Support

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Former ‘NCSI’ co-star Michael Weather, who also has his own show ‘Bull’ on CBS, took to Twitter to show some love. Weatherly, who played Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on ‘NCSI’ for 13 years, wrote that he was excited for the series and is planning to tape over an episode of ‘Friends.’

In response to his tweet, one person wrote, “Love your support and friendship of Pauley Perrette.” Another added, “Friendship goals…supporting each other. While another wrote, “Michael Weatherly taping over an old ‘Friends’ episode to support an “old” friend is acceptable.

Perrette on ‘NCIS’ relationships

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During an interview with CBS about Season 13 of ‘NCIS,” Pauley Perrette pointed out the perils of relationships between characters on the show. Either a significant other gets killed or the couple breaks up and adding that no one gets right.

She continues with the fact that her character Abby had been all over the place when it came to relationships. Director Vance had a wonderful relationship, but the writers killed off his wife and Gibbs (Mark Harmon) failed at every relationship he’s ever had.

Goodbye. Farewell. What Happened?

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Fans of the goth-like, dark-haired Abby were besieged with rumors on the reasons for her departure from ‘NCIS.’ Pauley Perrette tweeted in June 2019: NO I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?) I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it. I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You’ll love it!#HappyPlace Love y’all!

Terrified of Mark Harmon? Nevertheless, two hours later, she shared photos of a person’s swollen eye, and stitches. Pauley Perrette left the show that same month.

Fresh Start

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The pilot for 'Broke' was written by 'Will & Grace' and 'Modern Family' Emmy winner Alex Herschlag and is directed by Victor Gonzalez who also directed 'Last Man Standing' and 'George Lopez. The show also stars: 'Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil, Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley and Maria Lucia Hernandez.

Jaime Camil wrote: "Words can't describe how happy and blessed I feel to be sharing the screen with you (Perrette). Having your talent, personality and beautiful soul in the show makes us sooo happy. Thank you for saying yes to this adventure."

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