In a massive shake-up for the hit CBS drama series NCIS, it was announced today that Cote de Pablo will be leaving the show next season. After being with the series for 8 years, her character of Ziva became one of the most popular additions to the show. The move, while shocking for fans isn’t really that surprising. The actress’ contract was up at the end of season 10 and has been the only one not to sign.
Cote will return to the show this Fall to wrap up her time on the show and give Ziva appropriate closure.
NCIS returns to CBS for season 11 on September 24th.