Behind the Scenes of ‘NCIS’ Season 17 (PHOTOS)

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Wilmer Valderrama shared this photo from the season’s first table read on July 16. “This season premiere is [hot],” he wrote in the caption with a fire emoji. And though Cote de Pablo was not pictured, he used “Ziva” as the one word to describe the episode.

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Diona Reasonover posted this behind-the-scenes look at Season 17 — recognize Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) favorite interrogation room? — with the caption, “Careful, I’m wearing a wire,” on August 20.

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Recognize Palmer’s glasses? Brian Dietzen posted this photo of his character’s eyewear on July 19.

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“Some vitamin ‘Z’ for yr weekend,” Reasonover wrote in the caption of the video she posted on Instagram on July 26.

Wilmer Valderrama/Twitter

“I’m just gonna leave this over here,” Valderrama posted on Twitter on August 20.

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Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, and de Pablo also posed for this photo from the set of Season 17.

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NCIS tackles serious cases on a weekly basis, but the cast has fun behind the scenes when they’re not filming.

Everyone’s looking forward to Cote de Pablo’s return as Ziva David following her shocking appearance in Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) basement in the Season 16 finale, and thanks to photos from the set, we know we can expect to see her in at least one scene with Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama).

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These episodes include vital information or speak to Ziva's character and her bond with the team (and especially Gibbs).

Click through the gallery above to see what else is happening when the cameras aren’t filming Season 17.

NCIS, Season 17 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, CBS