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Cote de Pablo: Is She Leaving NCIS?
By Allison Moore

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Woman, aka Allison Moore, takes your questions regarding TV stars and shows. If you have a question about TV entertainment, ask TV's Answer Woman by sending an e-mail to

Q. I love Cote de Pablo who plays Ziva on NCIS but I hear she's leaving the show? Tell me it's not true!-- Danielle, Providence, Rhode Island.

Cote de Pablo, who plays special agent Ziva David on the hit CBS drama, is indeed leaving the show, The Wrap reports.

The network, however, says her storyline will be resolved before she leaves, which will likely be sometime during the upcoming season.

"I've had eight great years with NCIS and Ziva David," the actress said. "I look forward to finishing Ziva's story."

Why would Cote leave a show that often sits atop the Nielsen ratings scoreboard?

Both the network and the actress are unsurprisingly tight-lipped about her departure, but the scuttlebutt around Tinseltown is that money could be a factor.

NCIS returns with new shows -- and its 11th season -- on September 24.

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