Cote de Pablo Leaving 'NCIS'

After almost a decade on the police drama NCIS, Cote de Pablo has decided not to renew her contract. 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, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva's story." Cote, who won an ALMA award for her role as Ziva David, has been with the show since the beginning of season 3. CBS said, "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."