Even a Ton of Money Couldn't Keep Cote de Pablo From Leaving 'NCIS'

As we reported in July, De Pablo released a statement after news broke that she was leaving the show. The 33-year-old actress said she’s “had eight great years with NCIS and Ziva David.” She also gave shout-outs to the show’s executive producer Gary Glasberg, Harmon and her fellow cast mates.

There was apparently some online chatter that De Pablo was fired from NCIS, but Moonves squashed the rumors.

"It was purely her decision,” he said. “We don't like losing anyone. It's the highest-rated show on TV. We did everything humanly possible.”

NCIS’ Season 11 premieres on Sept. 24 at 8 pm ET.