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NCIS Shocker: Cote de Pablo to Depart Series

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The first bombshell of NCIS Season 11 has taken place months before the season premiere:

Cote de Pablo announced today that she will depart the highest-rated show on television this fall.

Pretty Ziva

“I’ve had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David," the actress said 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.”

de Pablo's contract ran out at the conclusion of Season 10, but she will appear in the September 24 opener (titled "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot") in order to wrap up her character's story.

“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David," said CBS 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.”

The actress joined NCIS in Season 3, following the exit of Sasha Alexander. She will be greatly missed by TV Fanatic and fans everywhere.

Production on Season 11 will soon get underway.

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@Michael
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and what is equivalent to what others make on the show. If she were asking for 10x what PP makes, that would be $1,750,000. per episode. Come on, even you have to admit that that was a lie on your part. And once again, you have no inside knowledge on these negotiations so stop presenting "facts" that you are making up.

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@Michael
Obviously you don't pay attention. She was on Rachel Ray talking about NCIS this spring and she was on with MW, MH, PP, and BD when they all appeared on The Talk to promote the season finale. She cannot help what questions people ask her. In fact, the people on The Talk asked Michael about Tony and Ziva, not Cote. She answers the questions she is asked. And you know what, the only two that do a lot of publicity are MW and PP. When was the last time you saw Sean, or David McCallum or Rocky Carroll or Mark Harmon for that matter doing publicity for the show? MW and PP seem to enjoy the contact with the fans so they probably volunteer for a lot of the things that deal with the public. Just because you are an actor, it does not mean you are an extrovert that feels comfortable being out in the public at all times. And I never said anything about her being a male or a female. I said it should be based on the amount of hours that an actor spends at work on a weekly basis and what is equivalent to what others make on the show. If she were asking for 10x what PP makes, that would be $1,750,000. per episode. Come on, even you have to admit that that was a lie on your part. And once again, you have no inside knowledge on these negotiations so stop presenting "facts" that you are making up.

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@Guest
maybe you should take your own advice I am a true believer that people should not get paid just because their a male or female this woman get paid more then most people on the show and she wanted to get paid more then the two LONGEST memeber of the show Im sorry but she has no repect for the show infact the only time she talk about it is when its about Tiva otherwise she refuses to talk about NCIS or even go on talk show about it.

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None of us were in the room for negotiations so everything on our parts is speculation. Stop commenting on her behavior when you do not even know her as a person. None of us do. She may have chosen to leave for personal reasons that have nothing to do with the almighty dollar so quit assassinating her character. In case you don't know what that means, it means stop slandering her; you know talking bad about her by speaking untruths.

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@Michael
Once again, where do you get your info?!? According to TV Guide, MW, PP, and SM all make the same amount of money. Before their contract negotiations for seasons 10 and 11, the three were all making $125,000/episode which was supposedly boosted up to $175,000 for each of them for last season and this coming season. Cote went up to the $125,000. for season 9 and 10 as she is behind one year in her negotiations. Why should PP and SM make the same amount when MW, CdP and MH work the most hours? It has been stated by all three of them, plus GG, that those 3 work the most. I do not think PP and SM have anything to complain about when they work less hours for the same amount of pay. Now there are reports that MW is making $225,000. and the network offered Cote $200,000. So sorry, $200,000. is not 10x the amount PP is making. Unless Cote de Pablo speaks out or the network does, we will not know the true story so stop making up things that are ludicrous. None of us were in the room for negotiations so everything on our parts is speculation. Stop commenting on her behavior when you do not even know her as a person. None of us do. She may have chosen to leave for personal reasons that have nothing to do with the almighty dollar so quit assassinating her character. In case you don't know what that means, it means stop slandering her; you know talking bad about her by speaking untruths.

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Yes they should be paid equal As the rest of the cast

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Men and Woman should not be pay equal for being men & women they should be pay by year of services How do you think the actress who play Abby feel or Ducky Cote makes 10 time the money they make how is that fair

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Ziva will be missed. All of them make a great team, it won't
Be the same!!!! They should give her more money
if that is what it takes. Everyone has such great
roles, pay should be equal for men & women
when they play equals!!! The show will NOT
be the same!!! Niner

Tiva

what I read on another website that she wanted more money the same of mount as Michael Weatherly she made less then him however it was from a source so am not sure if true or not I googled her that's how I found he site

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Well the news reports are now saying that Cote wanted more money. She overestimated her importance.

NCIS Season 11 Episode 1 Quotes

I'm positive that NCIS is being set up. Sending you out here was not about Lieutenant McBride. It was about separating you from your team.

Parsons

Tobias: Hard to know who to trust anymore.
Gibbs: Has it ever been easy, Tobias?

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