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CBS President on Cote de Pablo Leaving NCIS: We REALLY Tried...

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NCIS fans are still coming to grips with the news:

Cote de Pablo is leaving the series. She will appear on the Season 11 premiere to tie up Ziva's storyline and then go her own way.

And at today's CBS presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, network President Les Moonves made it clear: money was definitely NOT the issue.

Ziva in 'Chasing Ghosts'

"We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money" Moonves said. "And then we offered her even more money... We really didn’t want to lose her, we love her. We think she’s terrific... Ultimately she decided she didn’t want to do the show. It was her decision... We don’t like losing anybody. We did everything humanly possible [and] exhausted every possibility.”

So there you have it, readers.

Opposite new competition in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Originals, NCIS Season 11 kicks off on Tuesday, September 24. It's unknown at this time how Ziva will be written out.

But bring some Kleenex.

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Unfortunately, no one can replace Ziva. She was so tough (beat up strong guys), was never afraid to shoot when needed, could deactivate bombs, all from Mossad training. I know this will be the beginning of the end of NCIS. Too many people like me will lose interest. There is no way some 20-something year old girl who is "socially awkward" can take her place. Ziva and Kate were nothing alike. Kate was so, so bitchy! Ziva was not. I do not care about some possible romance between Tony and Ziva. She was so far beyond his league! I know right now I will no longer be watching the show, except for reruns with Ziva.

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Can we beg her to stay?

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to the administrator of this site: Why is there no option to edit the posted texts for misspellings to correct ???? like in every post options on sites ?? Could there be such a function embedded? T.I.A. , Casper

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Sorry for the large posts........ I did't knew the postmachine would break my comments in parts but I had to relief myself from my frustration that Cote de Pablo is leaving.... my apologies if i offended someone with my multiple large post.....

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I'll miss you like crazy!Hoping you and the team make it back safely each time you are on a mission, cause i can't stand to loose
either one of you, especially you... But i reckon , life must go on, even without Ziva. I crie a tear of two for you, and hope you
be happy whatever you're gonna do, hopefully starring in another series or movies with you in it. And hope to see much of you
as I/we can. Good luck to you in your further life, and hopefully a happy one. From Holland,(the Netherlands) where Ncis is
very popular, I send you my love and wish you all the luck in the world. We'll miss you, as Ziva David, as Cote de Pablo.
Shalom, Ziva. Farewell. Please make a sick man with very much pain every day, (I'm very ill) happy and reconsider to stay in
the fantastic team of Ncis ? Please ? Semper Fi,
Sincerely yours , Casper van den Berg, the Netherlands.

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I heave now next to nothing to live for, except for my Elvis music and films/documentaries... just as important as NCIS in the
current setting. I admit, I cried when you was tortured in that episode when you was captured on that ship.... the relationship
with Gibbs, an Tony, touches my heart, hoping You and Tony someday would be a pair ...
I do not know the reason why You
want to quit, i read more money cant help, so please can you reveal the reason why so i can try to understand ??? if you do not
return, nothing is the same any more... And I and many more would be heartbroken, and will go on heartbroken, remembering
your Ãœber fantastic role you forfilled. Please i begg you dear Cote ! love of my life... and love as speacial agent Ziva David at
Ncis. Please do not break up the perfect team in the most perfect series ever. Nothing comes close to it, Not even
Ncis:LA....even though i like them too ! Not understanding why i'll trie to understand your leaving even though i don't like it.

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the rest: You made Ncis exiting with your karma, very nice looks, funny, smart, a sexy killing machine, since Kate was killed, NO ONE can replace you, you're the reason why we exited watch ncis, watching every scene you play, with overwelming joy ! When i see you acting you make me very happy, please,please, PLEASE don't ruin my life by leaving. N.C.I.S. is the best series i have seen in my whole 45 years, if i weren't married, i'd marry you,if you where available ofcourse, I'lleven consider a divorcefrom my wife without a doubt. You in ncis fills my poor and rotten life with undescibebly joy of watching ncis every week, never miss one. i can not imagine ncis without you nor the rest of the cast, equally. a serie so good with actors like you in these scripts and storylines it deserves to be made forever if it could be theat way, never boring. i can not recover from this, my life is even more broken now i know you're leaving. mor to come

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Please dear Cote,
love of my life, i love you,really , if i could i would even marry you, i like you soooo very much ,in real life aswell in your role as Ziva David. My whole family does , your the reason why we watch Ncis and Gibbs,Tony,McGee,Abby,Ducky and his helper,Leon Vance,.... Your beeïngin NCIS is soooo important, we can't stand to loose you, please reconsider, before it is too late !!! In the series , not long ago, you said farewell to your father, the mossad, proudly became a usa citizen, just to be with NSIS, and nowsuddenly leave? This can't be happening, makes no sence.. I won't look NCIS anymore or maybe not with the good feeling watching you starring in the series, YOU ARE NCIS !!! Your the one who make things exciting, complete,just the one who is every crook stopped just when he thinks he is every one shekedd off, just like Gibbs also, and there are you, a big strong character who smarted out the crook. You made Ncis exiting with your karma, very nice looks, funny, smart, a sexy killing machine, since Kate was killed, NO ONE can replace you, you're the reason why we exited watch ncis, watching every scene you play, with overwelming joy ! When i see you acting you make me very happy, please,please, PLEASE don't ruin my life by leaving. N.C.I.S. is the best series i have seen in my whole 45 years, if i weren't married, i'd marry you,if you where available ofcourse, I'lleven consider a divorcefrom my wife without a doubt. You in ncis fills my poor and rotten life with undescibebly joy of watching ncis every week, never miss one. i can not imagine ncis without you nor the rest of the cast, equally. a serie so good with actors like you in these scripts and storylines it deserves to be made forever if it could be theat way, never boring. i can not recover from this, my life is even more broken now i know you're leaving... i hevae now next to nothing to live for, except for my Elvis music and films/documentaries... just as important as NCIS in the current setting. I admit, I cried when you was tortured in that episode when you was captured on that ship.... the relationship with Gibbs, an Tony, touches my heart, hoping You and Tony someday would be a pair ... I do not know the reason why You want to quit, i read more money cant help, so please can you reveal the reason why so i can try to understand ??? if you do not return, nothing is the same any more... And I and many more would be heartbroken, and will go on heartbroken, remembering your Über fantastic role you forfilled. Please i begg you dear Cote ! love of my life... and love as speacial agent Ziva David at Ncis. Please do not break up the perfect team in the most perfect series ever. Nothing comes close to it, Not even Ncis:LA....even though i like them too ! Not understanding why i'll trie to understand your leaving even though i don't like it. I'll miss you like crazy!Hoping you and the team make it back safely each time you are on a mission, cause i can't stand to loose either one of you, especially you... But i reckon , life must go on, even without Ziva. I crie a tear of two for you, and hope you be happy whatever you're gonna do, hopefully starring in another series or movies with you in it. And hope to see much of you as I/we can. Good luck to you in your further life, and hopefully a happy one. From Holland,(the Netherlands) where Ncis is very popular, I send you my love and wish you all the luck in the world. We'll miss you, as Ziva David, as Cote de Pablo. Shalom, Ziva. Farewell. Please make a sick man with very much pain every day, (I'm very ill) happy and reconsider to stay in the fantastic team of Ncis ? Please ? Semper Fi, Sincerely yours , Casper van den Berg, the Netherlands.

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I predict the show will start to lose its ratings and wiil be tough stay in the top 20. Cote deserves eaquil pay as Weatherly. I hope you write her out in a way that she could return incase CBS wakes up.

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I will miss Ziva. The relationship that was building between her and Tony now goes where? It is just a TV show but its also like a book, once you begin to read and get interested in the story line - if the author changes it completely - you could lose interest. No matter who they bring in - the relationships built around Ziva won't continue and it will hurt the story...

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