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Image Credit: Emiley Schweich/PR PhotosEW has learned exclusively that Scottie Thompson (NCIS) will join the ABC pilot Partners, a new drama from Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds) that centers on two female police detectives who are fiercely loyal to one another since they’re also secretly sisters.

Thompson will play one of the sisters named Mattie. (The network has yet to cast the other sibling). Thompson last appeared on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles and Drop Dead Diva. She also played Jeanne Benoit for two years on NCIS.