Actress Cote de Pablo left the cast of "NCIS" in 2014. After playing Ziva David for eight seasons, de Pablo opted not to renew her contract due to the network's refusal to meet her salary demands.
De Pablo joined the CBS crime procedural as a guest star in the third season premiere, and she became a regular cast member later that season. Prior to the production of the 11th season, de Pablo attempted to renegotiate her contract for $225,000 per episode, which is on par with her frequent scene partner, Michael Weatherly. CBS offered the actress $200,000 per episode. De Pablo decided to leave the program, but she did come back to complete her character's story arc.