Another fan favorite is leaving the popular CBS series. Pauley Perrette announced Wednesday (Oct. 4) on Twitter that she’s leaving the show after this current season.
“So, it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season.” Perrette who’s been on the show since season one also addressed rumors that have been going around as to why she’s leaving the show.
“There have been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!). It was a decision made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration… I love her as much as you do.”
Perrette played quirky forensic specialist Abby Sciuoto. She’s the second original cast member to leave the show and the third over all in the past four years. Cote de Pablo left in 2013, while Michael Weatherly left in 2016
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.