The “NCIS” team is taking a big hit, and so are “Tiva” fans. Cote de Pablo is leaving “NCIS” after eight seasons, the network announced Wednesday.
De Pablo, who has played Ziva David on the popular CBS series since the third season, will not return as a series regular for Season 11 this fall. But she will appear for enough episodes to wrap up her character’s storyline.
“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David,” CBS confirmed 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.”
“I’ve had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David,” De Pablo added in a statement. “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.”
“NCIS” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.
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