Diona Reasonover has been promoted to series regular ahead of the season 16 premiere of NCIS. 

She is the new forensic scientist after longtime cast member Pauley Perrette decided to leave the show.

She made several appearances in season 15 in an episode with Abby and appeared in the last two episodes of the season after Perrette’s exit.

Reasonover was a series regular on TBS’ short-lived series Clipped.

The new season of NCIS premieres September 25 on CBS.

TVLine first reported the news.