NCIS

Tuesdays 8:00 PM on CBS
Ncis
TV Fanatic Works Better with Prime Instant Video
40,000 other titles are available to watch now.

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

by at . Comments

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.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags: ,
Avatar

Haha, I was reading the most recent comment and I thought: this is probably Michael. And indeed, it was - and I don't even read here a lot. Why so bitter? Live and let live. If you don't like Ziva, then fine for you, but why do you have to constantly complain about it? Much better for your heart if you let it rest. Cote is only playing the first two episodes, you'll probably manage, and otherwise - just don't watch if you hate the decisions of the producers that much.

Avatar

Groan! Even with Miss de Pablo leaving Mr Glasberg is determined to shove it to the majority of fans who watch for their crime procedural, in order to please a limited number of people – many of whom feel so entitled that they are currently lashing out at anybody and everybody connected with the show because they are being denied their ongoing Tiva soap opera. Mr Glasberg would do well to remember that the Tiva fans do not speak for the entire NCIS fandom – the are just a LOT louder than everyone else.

Avatar

I have read Gary Glasberg's interview with TV line. He said he was not prepared to Cote/Ziva departure. The positive would be that Tiva fans will be satisfied. There will be the romance between Tony and Ziva. Cote de Pablo will be in the very first episodes.

Avatar

nice to know it wasn't about the money,and ive a feeling she will be back in certain episodes,she as she is loved by most fans.

Avatar

SHE WAS OFFERED 175000.00 AND SOME MORE SHE HAS EVER RIGHT TO STAY OR GO I WILL MISS HER KICK BUTT BUT I KNOW SHE GAVE US EIGHT GREAT SEASONS.DVD OF S-10 COMES OUT 8-20-13
I WLL STILL WATCH NCIS LOVE THAT SHOW-

Avatar

She will be missed, but it is good to know that they tried to keep her, and it wasn't about the money. I'd love for her to stick around as a character which pops up a couple times a year.

Avatar

it will be hard to find another Massud assassin. We said the same thing when Kate was murdered.
I will miss Ziva.

Avatar

Alright now that this is clear can we get on to more important things like who in the car Mcgee girlfriend Tony getting his own team

Avatar

even if they did kill her off they could just bring her back like they did with paget brewster on criminal minds.

Avatar

Going to miss her. She was my favorite!!

NCIS Quotes

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.

McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.