“ NCIS ” has been plagued with cancellation rumors ever since Michael Weatherly made his exit from the show last season. The lower ratings that the current reason has been getting compared to previous seasons have been disappointing. Besides the ratings, there are now speculations that Mark Harmon will also be saying goodbye to the series allegedly for health reasons.
Despite the drop in ratings, “ NCIS ” remains one of the most watched shows in TV. In fact, CBS has already confirmed that it will have a season . However, fans are worried that the show will return without Mark Harmon, an original cast member and its acknowledged leader.
Mark Harmon, who plays Leroy Jethro Gibbs, is currently in the center of “NCIS” fans’ attention. Many of them have noticed that he looked thinner and had lesser screen time in past episodes of the season. This led to speculations that Harmon may need time to rest and recover and thus, may have to leave the show temporarily or worst, for good.
The issue of the show’s future was addressed by Mark Harmon himself in an interview withEntertainment Tonight. According to the actor, all of the people involved in “NCIS” have worked hard to get the show where it is now. Now, everything is about appreciating all of their hard work.
Regarding the series ending after “ NCIS ” , Mark Harmon said that all things have to end at some point. He added, “Who knows when this one will? For now, it’s important to enjoy this in the midst of everything that is happening.”
Meanwhile, some say that the lower than usual ratings for “NCIS” are to be expected with the departure of fan favorites Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo reports TV Line. But, the low ratings could push CBS to bring back Weatherly, who portrayed Tony DiNozzo.
Unfortunately, Michael Weatherly now has his own CBS series “Bull,” which may prevent him from having the time to film another tv series. Meanwhile, Cote de Pablo’s character Ziva David appears to be dead on the show. One fan argued however that her body was never recovered and has not been verified as dead.
Do you think “ NCIS” should hit the panic button and call in Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo to restore the show to its former glory? Is Mark Harmon really too sick to continue with the show? Tell us what you think in the space below.