NCIS: New Orleans' Shalita Grant Exits

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NCIS: New Orleans is losing a series regular. 

According to Variety, Shalita Grant is exiting the series as Sonja Percy after four seasons in the role. 

Shalita Grant

The actress was initially a recurring character during NCIS: New Orleans Season 1, but was promoted to series regular thereafter. 

Per the report, Grant's departure was a mutual decision between herself and the producers. 

Percy was recruited to the NCIS unit early in the show's run and subsequently became a fan-favorite character. 

Her final episode is slated to air on April 3, but it's unclear whether Sonja will be killed off or if her job will take her elsewhere. 

Shalita Grant Attends Event

“It’s just time for a change,” said her manager, Didi Rea. “This is about moving on to the next great thing.”

Grant has an IMDB page that boasts hit series such as Bones, The Good Wife, and the original NCIS. 

In addition to the small screen, has appeared in a string of Broadway productions. 

Shalita Grant Attends Tony Awards

It's unknown whether the actress will return to her Broadway roots, or continue to work in the world of television. 

The news comes just under two years after the hit CBS drama lost Zoe McLellan as a series regular. 

It's difficult losing much-loved characters, but will the show be able to survive this latest stunner?

Zoe McLellan Attends TV Festival

NCIS: New Orleans Season 4 is currently averaging 9.1 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. 

These figures represent a decline of 15 percent year-to-year for the series. 

If you want to relive any of Sonja's best bits, remember you can watch NCIS: New Orleans online right here via TV Fanatic. 

What do you think of this news?

Are you sad to see Shalita exit the series, or could the cast be doing with a refresh?

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NCIS: New Orleans continues next Tuesday at 10/9c on CBS!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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NCIS: New Orleans Quotes

Pride: Take Brody, learn things. What the hell are you waiting for?
LaSalle: Well you did offer breakfast.

Pride: Go grab your coat and hat. We’ll take a walk. We’ll talk.
Parks: I got nothing to say, old friend.