What Will Pauley Perrette Do After ‘NCIS’? 8 Shows She Should Star in Next

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The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Perrette herself has said she’s a fan of the Jim Parsons-Johnny Galecki starring comedy, so we could definitely see the actress fitting in with this eccentric group of smarty-pants.

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True Detective (HBO)

The gritty crime drama could be a departure from Perrette’s former role as bubbly forensic enthusiast Abby, and could put her on the other side of crime.

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Blindspot (NBC)

Similar to recent guest star and real-life scientist Bill Nye, we could totally see Perrette fitting in at the lab with Patterson (Ashley Johnson).

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Superstore (NBC)

Perrette’s preference for comedy would make her a great candidate to play a serial shopper on this hilarious half-hour show.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Formerly Fox, Newly NBC)

Whether she’s playing a perp or someone from a neighboring precinct, we think Perrette is more than cut out for a role in the cop comedy.


Stranger Things (Netflix)

Perrette’s former NCIS role definitely vouches for her potential to play one of Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) rag-tag team of grungy misfits.

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The Goldbergs (ABC)

We can’t help but picture Perrette donning a look similar to Wendi McLendon-Covey’s Beverly Goldberg, and getting involved in some weekly shenanigans.

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Riverdale (The CW)

Are we the only ones who can picture Perrette playing a role in the show’s resident good gang, The Serpents?

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Pauley Perrette may have exited NCIS, but that doesn’t mean she’s exiting TV for good.

The actress who stole audiences hearts in her role as Abby Sciuto, Perrette spent 15 years playing the fan-favorite forensic scientist, so it would be nice to see her take on a new role — and possibly even a new genre — in some other TV shows.

We’ve gathered some interesting potential roles from other shows that viewers love that may be a good fit for Perrette.

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Click through the images above to find out what shows we’d like to see Perrette appear in and let us know what you think in the comments below.