Exclusive: Jaime Ray Newman 'Collars' NCIS Role and Scares Up Grimm Gig

Fresh off her too-brief yet nonetheless touching CSI: NY appearance as Mac’s doomed wife, Jaime Ray Newman is bound for another CBS drama — NCIS.

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The alumna of such shows as Eureka and Eastwick has landed a two-episode November sweeps arc on TV’s most-watched drama series as Melanie Burke, a Navy Lieutenant Commander who is a chaplain at the Navy Yard, TVLine has learned.

The first of Newman’s consecutive episodes airs Tuesday, Nov. 8, when Burke meets the NCIS team and starts to work closely with them on the investigation a military plane crash.

If perchance things don’t get particularly hairy for Newman as a woman of the cloth, there’s this: On or around the time she begins her NCIS run, the actress will also guest-star on an episode of NBC’s new supernatural drama, Grimm, which bows Friday, Oct. 28. There, she will play blutbad Angelina, one of the episode’s titular “Three Bad Wolves.”

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Props to Newman’s official website, JaimeRayNewman.org, for providing us the heads up on her new gigs.



Comments (14)

  • Awesome! Love her. But the real question is–when is she going to guest star on Leverage again?

    Comment by juliet – October 17, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eventually every redhead in Hollywood will guest on NCIS. Gibbs loves him a little ginger.

    Comment by Joe B. – October 17, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m waiting for Jayma Mays appearance.

      Comment by Cari – October 18, 2011 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to it. Grown quite fond of her.

    Comment by Vanny – October 17, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah!!!! Such a fun actress to watch. Needs another chance at a full time role.

    Comment by tlbrownlie – October 17, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the collars made me think she’d be guesting on white collar got me excited for nothing

    Comment by t.t – October 17, 2011 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too! :( Especially since her character’s last name is Burke…

      Comment by Christa – October 17, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A really nice person & good actress. Meet her years ago when she was on General Hospital. She was a sweetheart, very gracious. Saw her sing to, great jazzy type of voice. I think it would be great if she landed a role on Pan Am, but it’ll probably get cancelled.

    Comment by Terry – October 17, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love her. She really needs to be given her own show.

    Comment by Sue – October 17, 2011 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can somebody explain how she died in CSI:NY? She was out of the WTC and on the street as the second plane hit, Mac told her to run and she started to walk away so how she end up dead?

    Comment by Nan – October 18, 2011 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think she went back inside to help. Remember Mac said ‘I know you want to help but…’

      Comment by Marco – October 18, 2011 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she was to close to the building when the 2nd plane hit and she stood still when the plane hit so she was to close to the impact

      Comment by Jade Hanrahan – May 12, 2012 02:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She deserves her own show. I loved her in Eastwick and was bummed when they cancelled it.

    Comment by Jeri – October 20, 2011 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC is going to have to move Grimm to another day. I refuse to give up Supernatural & Fringe for Grimm on Friday.

    Comment by Lisa – October 24, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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