'NCIS' Season 15 Return Date: Mark Harmon And Team Take A Break, Pauley Perrette To Make Her Exit On May 8

Nica Virtudazo

NCIS Season 15 is considered as one of the most followed television shows today. The popular American action police procedural series follows the story of a fictional Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team based in Washington, D.C. However, the group of special agents is set to bid goodbye to one of their pioneer members soon.

CBS News previously shared that Pauley Perrette is leaving the famous show after 16 years. The 49-year-old American actress broke the news on her official Twitter account in October 2017. The Louisana-born star, who plays the role of Abby Sciuto, revealed that she already made a decision to depart from the series after NCIS Season 15 in 2016.

In her post, Pauley Perrette clarified that there is no drama behind her decision to leave after NCIS Season 15 wraps. The civil rights advocate also denied the speculations that she is launching her own cosmetic line. The actress added that there is no bad blood between her and the network.

"There has 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 us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…I love her as much as you do."
"While it's never easy saying goodbye to a beloved actress and character, we respect her decision to leave at the end of the season. We are grateful to Pauley for all her contributions to the series and making Abby one of the most unique characters on television."