Mark Harmon Finally Addresses Rumors He Is Leaving 'NCIS' One Year After Pauley Perrette's Exit From The CBS Show

Mark Harmon Finally Addresses Rumors He Is Leaving 'NCIS' One Year After Pauley Perrette's Exit From The CBS Show
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Actor Mark Harmon has decided to address the many rumors claiming that he will exit NCIS after the much-publicized drama with former co-star Pauley Perrette.

Last week, a report came from the The National Enquirer claiming that the beloved actor was feuding with other cast members.

The tabloid also stated that Harmon had received a large sum of money for his upcoming crime show, Prey , based on a series of novels that focus on Minnesota homicide detective Lucas Davenport and his sidekick and had plans to leave NCIS .

The publication said they spoke to a source that revealed the following: “He’s fed up with NCIS and everybody on it. He’s ready to hand in his notice."

Harmon’s rep reached out to Page Six and said the report “is completely false.”

In a past interview with TV Insider , Harmon was asked, " NCIS could run forever. Will you stick with it?"

He responded by saying: "Right now our writers are all very up and excited. You can see it on their faces. Now, if I ever witness them walking into the writers’ room with their heads down, feeling they’ve done it all, that would be the time to say, “I think I’m done here.” But there is still a real feeling of creativity and a sense of reinvention on our set. It’s so terrific having Maria Bello join us [as forensic psychologist Jack Sloane]. She’s not just a great actress. She wants to be with us. That says a lot."

The reporter went on to ask: " NCIS is the most-watched series in the world, with 47 million viewers over six continents. How do you get your brain around that?"

Harmon confessed that he was very grateful for the millions of fans and added: "I don’t. You can’t. The international reach is staggering. It’s hard to walk through airports even in the most out-of-the-way places without being surrounded by people who love the show—and that’s nothing to complain about. [Laughs] I’ve done TV shows where I walk through airports apologizing."

Despite the Perrette drama, the series remains one of the most popular ones on TV and thanks to its passionate fans; it is not going anywhere soon.

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  • Kimmy J
    Kimmy J Aug 20, 2019 7:33 AM PDT

    The casting now it the best it's ever been. They do such a good job and have grown up in their roles. I know that Tiva were favorites to a lot of people, and Abby too, but I'm glad the show has moved on and the characters too! NCIS is more enjoyable to watch than ever before!

  • Dot
    Dot Jan 15, 2019 2:51 PM PST

    I am so glad that Mark Harmon is not leaving. I will stop watching the show once he is gone. I enjoy the changes with all of the old and new characters. It makes the show better. But Mark Harmon is the HEART of the show. I also hope Vance is not leaving. He is also important to the show. As is MeGee and Jimmy

  • Teresa
    Teresa Jan 15, 2019 7:52 AM PST

    So happy that he's not leaving He is a great actor maybe they could find a way to bring Tony back for a few episodes but still the best show Can't wait to see his new show.

  • Susan Chesnut
    Susan Chesnut Jan 15, 2019 5:51 AM PST

    I just love NCIS. I have watched every.episode up to Season 15. On Netflix, Probably each 3 times. Love you.Mark Harmon. And the rest of the crew.

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