Abby Sciutto (played by Pauley Perrette) left NCIS fans heartbroken back in season 15 when she left the CBS drama for good after narrowly escaping a hitman. Having been an ever-present figure alongside Gibbs (Mark Harmon) since the show’s pilot, her exit hit fans hard but now actor Pauley has returned to TV screens across the world in sitcom Broke.
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The official synopsis for Broke by CBS reads: “Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette star in Broke, a comedy about Jackie (Perrette),
“A single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero), and her sister’s outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier (Camil), and Javier’s fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up.”
Premiering on CBS on April 2, excitement levels for the new series have been sky-high.
However, NCIS fans aren’t too sure about the career move from Pauley and have taken to Reddit to voice their apprehension.
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NCIS fan and Reddit user Northsidebill wrote on the show’s official page: “This is only slightly related to NCIS, but Pauley Perrette’s new show has started.
“It sucks. Bad. Like ‘Who lost a bet to have to make this piece of s*** show’ bad.”
The Abby Sciuto fan wasn’t alone in their thinking as several other viewers of the crime drama weighed in following previews from the sitcom.
One commented: “I’ll be surprised if the show lasts all the episodes they have filmed already.”
A second said: “Oh, I’ve seen ads for Broke. Just didn’t know she’s in it. I don’t think I’ll bother watching it though.”
While a third weighed in: “From the preview and trailer, I agree….and given its ‘late’ start, I doubt it will last a season.”
However, not every NCIS fan held the same pessimism as several others replied to Pauley on Twitter in support of the new venture.
Pauley tweeted on March 31: “Hey y’all, things are CRUSHING. crazy. nuts. sad.
“Me and we at @CBS #BROKE Want you to know we hope our show’s premiere Thursday, April 2 will be a very happy 1/2 hour for you.
“We want to give a time to smile. @jaimecamil @natashaleggero @TheIzzyDiaz @antoniorcorbo With much love.”
Dozens of her followers quickly replied, voicing their excitement at Broke’s premiere.
One tweeted to the former NCIS star: “I can’t wait to #broke here in Brazil too P! I’m very happy to you all for the great show!”
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A second offered a similar sentiment: “My Mom and I will be SO definitely watching,” alongside a gif of Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly).
Another added: “Pauley, I can’t wait to see your new show. I am already laughing. I am going to be so happy seeing you again. Love back to you! Stay safe.”
While a fourth weighed in: “Thanks for caring Pauley! Can’t wait for Thursday! I even designed a new shirt for the occasion! So excited! #Broke.”
NCIS fans will have to tune into Broke’s pilot episode to see whether or not it lives up to the hype.
NCIS continues every Tuesday on CBS
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