Pauley Perrette to Leave 'NCIS' After 15 Seasons

October 5, 2017

Sthanlee B. Mirador, USA Today

NCIS is losing another original cast member. Pauley Perrette announced on Wednesday that she would be leaving the hit CBS series at the end of the current season.

Perrette has played the role of Abby Sciuto for 15 seasons on the show. Rumors had swirled about Perrette's departure for a few weeks before the 48-year-old actress made the announcement on Twitter early Wednesday. Perrette said that despite the rumors she wasn't introducing a skincare line, and she acknowledged that neither the network nor show were mad at her.

Perrette has appeared on the show since its 2003 debut. In fact, she first appeared on JAG. NCIS, of course, is a spinoff of JAG

NCIS kicked off its 15th season last week on CBS.