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Jul 2013
Cote News, NCIS News, Season 11  •  By  •  26 Comments

Posting this from my phone but I wanted it up as soon as possible. We are so proud of what you have accomplished on NCIS, Cote, and excited for what your future holds, even as sad as this is.

CBS has just confirmed that Cote de Pablo is not coming back for the 11th season of the network’s hit drama NCIS this fall, though she will appear long enough for her character Ziva David to finish out her storyline. CBS and producer CBS TV Studios said in a joint statement today that the decision was de Pablo’s to end her longtime run on the show. “We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David”, the statement says. “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.” De Pablo had been the only other cast member without a deal (it expired at the end of the most current season) after star Mark Harmon re-upped in February, an agreement that allowed CBS to renew network TV’s most-watched drama soon after. Season 11 is set to premiere September 24. Most of the cast’s contracts are on a different schedule, with only Harmon and de Pablo up the same year. Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen and David McCallum also star. Said de Pablo in her own statement today: “I’ve had 8 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.”

This past season NCIS topped even NBC’s Sunday Night Football as TV’s most-watched series, averaging around 22 million viewers — up about 7% from previous season. It also ranked No. 1 in the 25-54 demo. NCIS is also licensed in more than 200 markets and ranks as cable’s No. 1 off-network drama in domestic syndication, boosting ratings for USA Network.


  • Ziva David
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I am sitting here completely stunned….
    I was just about to send you the article from eonline…. I am literally stunned. Well, if she is departing, we better be prepared to see Ziva die. I am stunned and in tears…. this is the most saddest departure on NCIS. Cote was amazing and we are all sad to see her go.

    As for our site, we will see what comes in the future.

    Forum Administrator

  • Crystal
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I’m feeling the exact same way. I’m trying to respect her decision to move on (which is very, very brave), while being personally devastated that such a wonderful character (and Cote) will be gone from NCIS.

    It will be interesting to see what the future brings.

  • Jack W
    Posted on July 12, 2013

    What if she doesn’t die… They could write it as she bacame te director of Mossad? Or maybe she went to a different agency?

  • Crystal
    Posted on July 12, 2013

    I would be happy with (almost) anything that would leave it open for Cote to return in even a guest role.

  • Tony
    Posted on July 21, 2013

    I will miss Ziva very much. She has an accent that eveyone admired. Her relation with Tony was comical and great. Im hope they do not kill her off. It would good that maybe she would return to Israel to take her fathers place as the new leader AD THEN SHE CAN OCCAISIONALLY RETURN TO SHOW. That would be good

  • Ziva David
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I agree…..I am also being very brave lol, or trying to be.

    Seeing what the future holds will be interesting, but I am more than honored to still stay onboard here.

  • Test Pilot
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    Does anyone else think that this might be linked to a desire to have children? CdP isn’t getting any younger and it is my impression that the show is averse to its female actors becoming pregnant. Just a thought.

  • Steven Coppleman
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I would just like to say that my friend Hannah’s life has been crushed and she is in a very fragile state right now. She is the biggest NCIS and Ziva fan I have ever met she has had a complete melt down. Although I am sure that Cotes reasons for leaving are just I would just like to acknowledge Hannah’s heart break.

  • Crystal
    Posted on July 11, 2013

    I hope Hannah will be okay! There are a lot that are taking the news hard (myself included). 🙁

  • Tom
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    So very sorry to hear you’re leaving NCIS. Loved your character and will dearly miss you. Wish you all the best and many years of laughter and love.

  • Jennifer
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I just wanted to say that I’m extremely upset about Cote leaving NCIS. It will NOT be the same without her on there. And I’ll miss her greatly. I’ll definitely miss her Ziva-isms the most..about how she almost always got the American idioms not quite right and had to be corrected. 🙂 I would like to add that it has been an honor watching her I TV every week. Right now I’m numb about her departure and probably won’t feel it really until September 24th when the show premieres. This show has been a part of me for a while now and has been sort of a TV family for me..seeing Cote leave the show..*sniff* is like saying goodbye to a family member who is dying in the hospital!!
    I wish you the best of luck with every future endeavor and am hoping to see you in any future TV programs or movies.

  • coffylover
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    Oh no, this news makes me so sad!! (Not to mention the sadness of losing the hope of Tiva, ahhhh!)

    I was truly hoping that CBS would offer her a great deal (aka, whatever she wants to keep her on the show! :).

    I’m a new addict to NCIS, but regardless, this is terribly disappointing, I feel that she made the show what it is today! Cote, I wish you only happiness, and will miss your Ziva portrayal greatly! <3

  • Harry
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I hope she gets a nice ending, and doesn’t die. Cause if she gets killed off, would that not mean her family has been eleminated from the show? The replacer of her is gonna have a hard time filling her spot! Ziva David u shall be missed !!

  • Tim
    Posted on July 10, 2013

    I was really shocked to read the news this morning. I still can’t believe that Cote’s leaving NCIS and that we won’t see her as Ziva David in the future. She was such a great asset to the show that I can’t see any way that the show will loose vital parts and viewers in this process. Cote got so much recognition and acknowledgement for her role as Ziva.

    I totally respect Cote’s decision and am so proud of her work but somehow it doesn’t make it any easier to see her go. I’m sure we all will see her on other shows and projects in the future and I wish her all the best. But it’s such a shame that she won’t be on NCIS anymore. Let’s hope that her will get a happy end and doesn’t share the same fate as the other female cast members and the fans have chance to draw their own happy conclusion of the show.

    Let’s hope for the best and see what the future holds for Cote and her work. I wish her all the best in the world and am really looking forward to her next project.

  • Crystal
    Posted on July 11, 2013

    No, it doesn’t make it any easier at all. Cote playing Ziva on NCIS is why many of us became fans…and change is hard. It’s very bittersweet. 🙁

  • Lyn
    Posted on July 11, 2013

    I am heart sick!!!! NCIS is the only show that I watch and I am just sick about this!!! The cast is one in a million. I vote to keep it together!!!!! P L E A S E!!!!!

  • Manuel
    Posted on July 11, 2013

    NCIS is my favorite show and without Ziva is not going to be may favorite.The whole cast is a big family.

  • Pete
    Posted on July 11, 2013

    My read, based on what I know of her, is that she wanted more involvement behind the scenes, as in a producer role, which maybe something that CBS et al may not have been willing to budge on. Too many cooks already. Production capacity includes back-end dollars as well as her per episode salary.

  • Anita Rebel
    Posted on July 14, 2013

    Cote de Pablo is a BIG reason why NCIS is starting their 11th season. If the reason for Cote leaving the show is about her salary, and she is not receiving equal pay then WAKE UP CBS. Cote is not only deserves equal pay, she deserves much, much more!! How can you not see that! I’m a HUGE fan of NCIS, or I should say I was until this. Now I’m FURIOUS. If we loose Cote, than NCIS has lost me as a viewer. Watch the show go down hill and down hill fast. I just can’t believe it!!! I will be sure though to follow Cote’s career wherever she goes. Thanks for a job well done Cote. We love ya!

  • Luiz Arnaldo P Cunha Jr
    Posted on July 15, 2013

    I am very sorry with the exit of Cote de Pablo of NCIS, after Mark Harmon is the more interesting personage. Brasil

  • DAJ
    Posted on July 23, 2013

    I cannot imagine NCIS without Cote de Pablo as Ziva David……she is irreplaceable and so integral to the ensemble………Stay, Cote!!!

    Posted on September 07, 2013

    I can’t believe you are going. You are one of a kind. A very Jewish Officer. I am heart broken over this. I wish you all the very best that life has to offer you.

  • Bobby Orphan
    Posted on September 07, 2013

    Ms.Cote, great job, let’s give you the time to show all of us your next adventure. The rest of the cast, you rock. Let Abby pick the replacement. Thanks

  • patricia lemes
    Posted on October 16, 2013

    sentirei falta da Ziva, mas só você sabe o que é melhor para você…sentirei saudades…

  • Leila De Figueiredo
    Posted on November 09, 2013

    Cote sentiremos sua falta no NCIS, esperamos que um dia você volte a fazer parte desta equipe magnífica. Mas como o show não pode parar, tenha uma boa sorte onde quer que vá. Parabéns pelo sucesso da personagem. Só um pedido reconsidere sua decisão e volte esperaremos que isso aconteça. kiss your fan

  • windwalker
    Posted on December 11, 2014

    what is Cote de Pablo doing today. Hope ok.

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