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Star de Pablo says goodbye to NCIS

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de Pablo - "I look forward to finishing Ziva's story"

Actress Cote de Pablo, who plays Ziva David in NCIS, is leaving the procedural series after eight seasons.

TVGuide.com reports that de Pablo will not return as a series regular for Season 11, with producers "working to find a way to wrap up her story line".

In a statement, de Pablo said: "I've had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark [Harmon], Gary [Glasberg, executive producer], Michael [Weatherly], David [McCallum], Rocky [Carroll], Pauley [Perrette], Brian [Dietzen], Sean [Murray], all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva's story."

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

"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."

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