NCIS Season 11 Shocker: Who's Leaving?

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We hope you are sitting down, NCIS fans: the highest rated show on television has shocking news.

Cote de Pablo, who has been with the series since Season 3, announced this afternoon that she will leave the character of Ziva David behind this fall.

Cote de Pablo on NCIS

Referencing her co-stars and colleagues, de Pablo said in a statement that she will appear on the NCIS Season 11 premiere to give Ziva a proper goodbye:

“I’ve had eight great years with NCIS and Ziva David."

"I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

Cote de Pablo's contract expired after Season 10, though executive producer Gary Glasberg had expressed confidence in his star re-signing.

Alas, she has decided to move on.

“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David," said CBS in a statement.

"Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”

Production on NCIS Season 11 gets underway shortly.


Nooo! :( the chemistry the cast had as a whole was perfect. All good things come to an end I guess.


Finally! Stupid, Stupid Character, Bad, Bad Actress - who likely asked for as much money as Harmon gets and they refused.... I don't think she is going to able to find a gig anywhere else except a South American Soap Opera.


WTH CBS.... Come off some those rusty millions and offer her some more money. Show wont be the same without Ziva.


We do not want her to leave. She is an amazing actress and a great member of the NCIS team


i so don't want her to leave...i hope she changes her mind...the show will not be the same without her...look what happened to Criminal Minds when people left...


I hope they don't replace her. I didn't like the character of Kate. Loved Ziva!
I hope they don't kill her off.


.....the ones who hate to stick.


So much for Ziva and Tony getting together at the end of the show. This is sort of devastating, actually. We've had Ziva for 8 years and she's a core part of the team. To only get her in one last episode with very little fanfare or warning feels horrible. The team won't ever be the same, and imagining a replacement for Ziva just makes me cringe. Ew.

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